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Ryde on the the Isle of Wight


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Ryde is known as the gateway to the island and is a Victorian town on the east of the island, Ryde pier was built around the 1820’s and is now a quick easy access to the mainland with the catamaran taking only 20 minutes from Ryde to Portsmouth, another quick link is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea which takes approximately 10 minutes.

Ryde seafront is full of activities these include: A bowling alley, ice rink, peter pan’s fairground, trampolines, swimming pool, bowling green a small water park and a selection of café’s to choose from. At the far end of Ryde there is a large park (Puckpool Park) with crazy golf facilities wide stretches of grass and lots of areas to explore.

Ryde boasts long sandy beaches stretching 6 miles long and is a great location for a day out with so much to see and do.

The town is based mainly on a hill and offers a wide variety of shops including Liz Earle. There are a lot of late night café’s and bars if you’re interested in partying the night away and even a seafront nightclub.

Ryde carnival is a big event for the island and is the oldest carnival in the country, a former Notting hill director oversee’s this event.

August bank holiday weekend welcomes a scooter festival with thousands of scooters coming over to explore the island.

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