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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Isle of Wight

Separated from the mainland by the Solent and Spithead, the Isle of Wight is the largest island in England.  Twenty two miles long, and 13 miles wide, it is, in some ways, southern England in miniature, with its picturesque chalk cliffs and rolling downs.

The Isle of Wight is famous as a yachting venue and for its links with the Royal Family, particularly Queen Victoria, who made Osborne House her summer residence for many years, and died there in 1901.

With thanks to Pixabay for the images of the Isle of Wight.