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Thorness Bay Holiday Park
"No facilities on site unless you drink all day., Pool too small, more year round residents than holiday park, although advertised as holiday park. Sales team v.agressive Beach is awful also. If ..." More

Thorness Bay Holiday Park
"We love the IOW but can not say that we love Thorness Bay. For the amount of money we paid we were dissapointed. Our caravan was dirty and smelly. There ..." More

Gurnard Pines Holiday Park
"I had my daughters birthday party at monkey mansion today 6th of march 2011 I was not impressed with the service that we recieved in the canteen the 2 girls ..." More

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"Osborne House. Although built in palatial Victorian splendour, Queen Victoriaís home by the sea is a family home with Royal Apartments, nurseries, royal bathrooms and the richly decorated Indian Dunbar Room ..." More

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Cowes is an historical town on the Isle Of Wight, which sits off the southern coast of England, it faces the smaller town of East Cowes and they are linked by a bridge. Visitors can choose the catamaran, the vehicle ferry, or of course sail their own craft into the natural harbour at the mouth of the Medina River. It's interesting narrow winding streets and elegant architecture from days long past has a nautical air, from it's humble beginnings of a clutch of fishermen's dwellings it grew, two coastal fortifications were built by Henry VIII to stand ever watchful against invaders from France, a ship building legacy began with Elizabeth I, and today sees a maritime feast and is famed for it's national, and international legacy of sailing races, and Regattas where colourful yachts and sails punctuate the horizon, and is also the home of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The month of August sees the sailing fraternity excited with the promise of Cowes Week, although the bars, restaurants and art galleries will tempt the most ardent sailor landside for a while, for that something special there's antique shops, and second hand book shops that may grant any wish of finding a rare gem.


Capital Accounts
I F Mckinnon & Co
P J Ridge & Co


Barton Manor Gardens
Cowes East Beach
Cowes Maritime Museum
Osborne House
Sir Max Aitken Museum


Yoga - Judith Didham


Dental Surgery
Island Dental Services
The Dental Practice


The Health Centre

Estate Agent

Pittis & Son

Golf Club

Cowes Golf Club

Holiday Park

Gurnard Pines Holiday Park
Thorness Bay Holiday Park


Fountain Inn
The Union Inn

Performing Arts

Centre Stage
Isle of Wight Theatretrain
Rollzart Studio

Pub and Bar

The Union Inn


Baan Thai Restaurant
Mojacís Restaurant
Red Duster Restaurant
The Union Inn
Toninoís Restaurant
Waters Edge Restaurant


Centre Stage
Cowes County High School
Cowes County Primary School
Isle of Wight Theatretrain
Solent County Middle School


Family Law Practice
Walter Gray & Co


A1 Cars

Anywhere Taxi
Astra Taxi Service
Cowes Taxi & Mini Coach Service
Cowes Taxi Rank
Gill's Taxis
Martins Taxis
Red Cabs
Tonys Taxis & Executive Private Hire

Sports Clubs

Cowes Sports (Amateur Football)
East Cowes Victoria Athletic (Amateur Football)
GKN/Seaclose CC (Cricket)
Gurnard Pines TC (Tennis)
Northwood CC (Cricket)
Plessey CC (Cricket)
The Island Sailing Club (Sailing)
United Kingdom Sailing Academy (Sailing)


Bay Tree Flowers & Crafts
Diamond Pet Supplies
Willetts & Doig
Olivias Shoe Box Ltd

Deck Shoeshop
Beresford's Barbershop
The Plaza Ice Cream Parlour
Kendall's Fine Art
Island Prints
Hamiltons Fine Foods
Octopus Garden
Dr Beans
Cafe La Creme
Sails of Cowes
Tiffins of Cowes
The Outlook Cafe
Primefood Delicatessen
Pickle & Pepper Delicatessen
The Deli Cowes
Orient Store
Chocs Away Ltd
Tradewinds Gift Shop
Pink Tool Box
Aqua Marine Gifts
Rowlocks Chandlery
Quayside Store
Marine Bazaar
Anita's Florist
White Stuff


Royal Standard Antiques
Memory Lane Antiques
Flagstaff Antiques
Wight Elephant

Places to Stay near Cowes

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The Caledon Guest House (0.04 miles)

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A friendly bed and breakfast in central Cowes offering clean, comfortable accommodation and tasty, filling breakfasts.RoomsWe have 7 rooms: 3 singles, 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 family room (1 ... More


Windward House (0.14 miles)

Windward House
Windward House is a large detached late Victorian house situated on one of the main bus routes between West Cowes and Newport. The Chain Ferry, to East Cowes (Osborne House and Whippingham) and the Red ... More
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Fountain Inn (0.33 miles)

Fountain Inn

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The Fountain Inn overlooks the River Medina, and has beautiful harbour views from its heated patio. Enjoy fresh bar food, free Wi-Fi, a good breakfast and comfy en suite rooms. The traditional ... More

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The Union Inn (0.45 miles)

The Union Inn

The Union Inn is the first pub you come to on your way into town from Cowes seafront, it is just a short walk from the Red Funnel Hi-Speed passenger terminal in West Cowes. Ideally ... More | visit website

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Villa Rothsay Hotel (0.70 miles)

Villa Rothsay Hotel
One of the finest hotels in Cowes and the Isle of Wight. This historic Victorian Sailing Villa, frequented and named by King Edward VII, now turned Country House Hotel overlooks the Solent in the heart of the ... More | visit website
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New Holmwood Hotel (0.82 miles)

New Holmwood Hotel

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Situated on the waters edge, providing unrivalled panoramic views of The Solent. Highest standards of decor, comfort and food. Outdoor heated pool and spa bath (summer only). Full ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport (3.59 miles)

Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport
For shops and local amenities Newport city centre is only 1 mile away. Our Isle Of Wight (Newport) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant ... More | visit website
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Creek Gardens (3.74 miles)

Creek Gardens
Enjoy a holiday of a lifetime at one of the Isle of Wightís premier resorts. Our luxury villas and apartments enjoy a waterside location and all the facilities you would expect from a premier resort. ... More | visit website
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Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa (3.91 miles)

Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa

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The Lakeside Park Hotel is a brand new luxurious hotel set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with 17 acres of countryside and 20 acres of lake, located off ... More

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Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight (3.95 miles)

Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight is located in the heart of Newport, which is an ideal location for business and leisure travellers who need quick and easy access to the town centre and its surrounding ... More | visit website

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