We've nearly made it to the top spot in our countdown to find the number 1 coach holiday destination in the UK. In this blog we're announcing the runner-up, but you can catch up on the other 3 destinations below:
5th - Yorkshire
4th - Bournemouth & Dorset
3rd - Devon
Our runner-up is...
The Isle of Wight
In 2nd place is the stunning Diamond Isle, a laid back island, full of charm and heritage with many lovely beaches to wander until your heart’s content.
The Isle of Wight is famous for many things such as the Needles, a row of tall, white rocks protruding from the sea, Osbourne House, once home to Queen Victoria and the Isle of Wight Music Festival, which has been running since 1970 when Jimi Hendrix headlined!
Did you know the Isle of Wight has been home to many famous people including Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, John Keats, Karl Marx and Queen Victoria!
If you enjoy digging up little bits of history, buried within the cliffs and quarries on the Isle of Wight, you’ll find it is rich with prehistoric fossils. It is a British Isle with so much history, it's hard to know where to begin. From Carisbrooke Castle to the Museum of Island History, there's plenty of places to visit to learn about the evolution of the Isle of Wight.
The island was considered the ideal place for imprisoning law breakers and famously housed the Kray Twins, the Richardson Brothers and Charles I in Carrsbrooke castle before his execution int he 1600s.
Garlic is one of the most prevelant herbs grown on the Isle of Wight, and a garlic festival is held each year with the locals putting on cooking demos, offering tasty local produce and a range of unusual uses for garlic - like putting it in ice cream!
Did you know the Isle of Wight is considered the most haunted island in the world!
Our tour to the Isle of Wight is based in Sandown, which is home to the Isle of Wight Zoo and the Dinosaur Isle Geological Museum, as well as a golf course.
You can see our full list of holidays to this stunning part of the UK here.