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The Isle of Wight is a county in South East England and an island off the southern coast of England, close to the major ports of Portsmouth and Southampton. It is separated from the county of Hampshire by the Solent. It has a population of around 140,000 which swells during the summer months due to its popularity as a tourist destination.
The Isle of Wight is located just off the south coast of Southern England and is linked to the mainland ports of Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth by vehicle ferries, high speed passenger catamarans and hovercraft. The main operators are:
Island Line runs a train service which extends part way along the east coast of the island. It is not extensive however and makes 7 stops between Ryde and Shanklin.
Southern Vectis is the company that run the local bus service on the island.
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I was brought up on the Isle of Wight and lived there for over 20 years. I've spent a long time exploring places on the Island, and have taken friends on tours.
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