Isle of Wight books and mapsHere is a list of books for Isle of Wight that you may find useful.
- Isle of Wight books:Maps
- Isle of Wight books:Travel Guides
- Isle of Wight books:History & Heritage
- Isle of Wight books:Art & Culture
- Isle of Wight books:Walking and Tours
Isle of Wight books: Maps
This A-Z map of the Isle of Wight is a full colour visitors' atlas and guide combining large scale road mapping (1.5 inches to 1 mile) for the whole of the island, with an illustrated town plan section to provide a feature rich, informative and helpful tourist guide.
Publication: 13 July 2011
This fully revised local street atlas of the Isle of Wight gives detailed coverage of the whole of the island at a scale of 2 2/3 inches to 1 mile. Important for ferry links to the Isle of Wight, the mainland towns of Southampton, Gosport, Lymington and Portsmouth are included at the same scale. Central Portsmouth is also shown at the enlarged scale of 5 1/3 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, leisure facilities, schools, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. Extra contents include an 8-page route-planner, marking all major and minor roads on the island together with an area on the mainland taking in the New Forest to the west and Emsworth to the east, plus a 4-page guide to the top visitor attractions.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
Publication: 5 April 2010 [Paperback]
Isle of Wight books: Travel Guides
Redesigned and with a new publisher, this popular guide to the Isle of Wight written by Chris and Jackie Parry will prove to be as useful as previous editions. Now in full colour, this itinerary-based guide will help visitors prepare for their holiday with information and helpful hints on all aspects of the Isle of Wight. The detailed Datafile includes information on how to get there, main attractions, local amenities and other essentials, with the author s offering top tips and recommendations. The Isle of Wight offers award winning beaches and over half the Island is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is something for everyone. Whether you want an action-packed activity break or a quite get-away-from-it-all weekend or a family holiday with plenty of variety for adults and kids alike, the Isle of Wight has it all.
Publication: 9 April 2012
The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight is the ultimate travel guide to these beautiful and diverse regions of southern England. With detailed coverage of all the top attractions, you'll discover the hidden gems of the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, and find the best beaches on the Isle of Wight and along the stunning south coast, which includes the famous Jurassic Coast. The guide features practical advice on what to see and do, with up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets.
The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight also includes detailed walks and cycling routes, historical information and the lowdown on the best places to sample local food and drink. Explore every corner of the regions with easy-to-use colour maps to help make sure you don't miss the unmissable.
Publication: 17 Jan 2013
Isle of Wight books: History & Heritage
Across the Island, houses, forts, castles and monuments have fallen victim to the passage of time. Sometimes the only clue that they ever existed is in a name, Wilkes Street - where John Wilkes had a seaside villa in Sandown, or Nash Avenue - where John Nash built his retirement home at East Cowes Castle. What did they look like and what stands there now? Contrasting a selection of forty-five outstanding archive images alongside stunning full-colour modern photographs, this book reveals the changing face of the Island's town's and villages during the last century. Each picture is accompanied by a detailed caption, bringing the past to life and describing many aspects of life on the Island, including shops and business, pubs and sports, providing a vital record of vanished vistas and past practices. As well as delighting the many tourists who visit the Island, The Isle of Wight Then & Now will provide present occupants with a nostalgic glimpse of how the Island used to be.
Publication: 1 Dec 2012
Their names bespeak a rich and varied past, belying their paucity of notice by historians. From the Norse Hjaltland comes the modern Shetland: islands nominally Scottish, steeped in Nordic culture, closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. Important neolithic sites at Skara Brae and Maes Howe in the Orkneys wallow in anonymity next to Stonehenge. Holy Iona, island center of early Christianity; the Isle of Man, former seat of rule over the Irish Sea; Anglesey and Islay, homes of forgotten Medieval courts at Aberffraw and Loch Finlaggan - these are just a few of the more than 6,000 islands that form the archipelago known as the British Isles. Inhabited for millennia and today home to half a million people, the offshore British Isles demonstrate that Great Britain is far more than just England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. This history of Britain's other islands sheds light on a fundamental but neglected aspect of the past.~Focusing on the eight islands or chains that have long supported substantial populations, it tells the stories of the Shetlands, the Orkneys, the Hebrides, the Channel Islands, the Scilly Isles and the Isles of Man and Wight. From their earliest settlement, to Roman, Norse and Norman occupation, to the struggle to maintain their unique identities in today's world, the lives of these islands are a fascinating slice of European history. A chapter is devoted to each, and maps of the islands are included. Appendices provide geographical descriptions, population statistics, political and economic profiles. A select bibliography and index are included.
Publication: March 2005
Isle of Wight books: Art & Culture
This is a comprehensive guide to the buildings of the Isle of Wight. The beguiling architecture of the many towns, villages and resorts is explored in full, as are the charming villas and cottages ornes dotted around the spectacular coasts. But the Island also boasts architecture on the grandest scale: the powerful fortress of Carisbrooke Castle, with its evocative Saxon foundations; the rich and enigmatic baroque mansion of Appuldurcombe; Osborne House, the domestic paradise of Victoria and Albert, with its formal gardens; and the extraordinary "Quarr Abbey", a masterpiece of Expressionist brick by the French monk and architect, Dom Paul Bellot. Other attractions include Roman villas, sturdy manor houses, powerful coastal defences built for Henry VIII (and reinforced under Queen Victoria), and the retreats of Tennyson and other Victorian notables, not to mention a well-established tradition of innovative modern design. Each town or village is treated in a detailed gazetteer. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Numerous text illustrations, maps and plans, nearly a hundred new colour photographs, full indexes and an illustrated glossary help to make this book invaluable as both reference work and guide.
Publication: 30 Jun 2006 [Hardcover]
Isle of Wight books: Walking and Tours
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way, including tea rooms and pubs, with extra details on their character and the food on offer. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Publication: 28 Feb 2009 [Paperback]
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
Publication: 29 April 2013
Short Walks Isle of Wight covering parts of Newtown, Tennyson Down and Bembridge.
This selection offers interest and regional variety in the Isle of Wight, providing the best short walks in the area. Covering walks through the whole of the Isle of Wight, both popular and little know scenic routes including Newchurch and Carisbrooke.
- See walk locations by Looking Inside
-20 circular walks up to 5 miles
- Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps
- GPS reference for all Isle of Wight waypoints
- Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route
- All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers
- Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks
Ideal for families, or for those who prefer shorter distances, Short Walks guides contain 20 walks graded by distance, duration and difficulty. Each route includes points of interest as well as fun observation questions for children.
Publication: 17 May 2010 [Paperback]
Walk! the Isle of Wight - revised and updated second edition. The Isle of Wight is different, almost a step back in time, with a slower pace and more relaxed way of life. A fantastic variety of beautiful and varied scenery, changing with the seasons, is crammed into the Island, which measures only 23 miles by 13 miles. The Isle of Wight offers formidable hills, towering cliffs, river valleys, marshes, rich farmland, a variety of woodlands, prehistoric burial mounds, ancient churches, attractive villages, and a wealth of inns and pubs. Criss-crossed by over 500 miles of footpaths and bridleways, as well as additional paths across access land, it also boasts nature reserves, forests, and the most spectacular beaches in the south of England. Small wonder then, that the Island is one of the best walking venues in England, and no accident that it is home to the UK's biggest walking festival, perfect, as it is, for a day trip walking expedition from the mainland. Martin Simons has produced the classic Isle of Wight walking guide, with most walking routes linking to frequent Southern Vectis bus services allowing you to leave the car at home if you want to. 40 fully detailed walking routes, plus short walk and stroll alternatives. Each walking route itinerary includes:- - walking route summary. - ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk. - fully detailed walk description, including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress. - GPS Waypoints at every key point on every route for pin-point navigational accuracy. - full colour 1:30,000 scale OS map of the route. - short walk and stroll alternatives. There are a wide range of walking routes across the picturesque Isle of Wight. With Martin's excellent walk descriptions you'll know which routes are for you - and all of them are a true adventure. New second edition includes revised walk descriptions, and waypoints, for all the walking routes affected by the island's revised bus service implemented in Summer 2010.
Publication: 26 Sep 2010
This guidebook describes 34 graded day walks, from 4 to 16 miles long, on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Long known as a sunny holiday destination, the island also has an incredible 525km (326 miles) of footpaths on an island of just 381 square kilometres (147 square miles), and there are more footpaths and bridleways than roads. Combine that with a variety of landscapes, big sea views round every corner, a mild, temperate climate and great public transport links and you have a walker's paradise. Nearly half the island is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this guidebook takes the reader to previously unexplored areas such as Niton Undercliff, Parkhurst Forest and Ashey Down. Illustrated with OS map extracts and colour photography, and filled with information on the many historical sites on the island, such as Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle, this guidebook is all you need to explore the Isle of Wight on foot.
Publication: 15 April 2013
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