situated on the western coast of the Isle of Wight is the beautiful village of Brighstone. If you are looking for a destination that offers tranquillity, stunning views and lots of history then a Brighstone holiday rental cottage is the perfect base for you. Nature lovers and those who love outdoor activities will also love the village as there is plenty to see and do both within the village and in the immediate area.
For a small village visitors on a Brighstone holiday will find there is a lot to be experienced. In terms of outdoor activities, visitors can indulge in walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, small game hunting, horse riding, golf and even paragliding! The village also has several attractions including the Dinosaur Farm Museum. The largest skeleton of a dinosaur was found in this area in 1992 and since then the public can see the experts preserving and examining various dinosaur bone finds. There are also regular fossil hunts held, usually on the beach, that visitors can join in with. Another attraction not to be missed on a Brighstone holiday is the village's museum. This row of quaint thatched cottages details the history of the village and contains a shop for those important souvenirs.
Approximately 25 minutes to the east of Brighstone is the town of Ventnor. Due to its location it is possible to grow tropical plants in this area, many of which can be seen by visitors at the Ventnor Botanical Gardens. Located within the gardens there is also the Smuggling Museum, giving visitors an insight into the history of smuggling on the Isle of Wight. Visitors can also learn more about the town’s own history by visiting the Ventnor Heritage Museum. This includes artefacts such as paintings, documents, photographs and scale models.
Visitors who are embarking on a Brighstone holiday will be pleased to hear that they will experience warm summers and very mild winters. The warmest months of the year are generally July and August when the average daytime temperature reaches a reasonable 19°C. The coldest months of the year are usually January and February when the daytime temperature drops to around 8°C during the day.
There are no direct flights to the Isle of Wight unless you have your own small plane, which could land at either Bembridge Airport or Sandown Airport. Most travellers starting a Brighstone holiday take a flight to Southampton Airport (SOU) and then take a ferry or hovercraft over to the island. Travellers will find several airlines offering affordable flights to Southampton including Eastern Airways, Flybe and British Airways. Passengers can depart from several other major UK airports including Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Liverpool (LPL) and Newcastle(NCL).