20th March 2011 at 6:35 pm

Isle of Wight – Day 3

Last day and not quite as sunny. No way I could manage another of those enormous breakfasts, so I had a pair of kippers instead.

First stop was at Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman VillaBrading Roman Villa

Very extensive Roman ruins and a very interesting tour that lasted about 30 minutes – well worth the visit.

Next, Carisbrook Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

The castle was not amongst the best I have visited – but it is worth a visit for the perimeter wall, which you have full access to and commands some great views.

Carisbrooke Castle

And if you can manage the climb, the view from the keep is even better.

My last stop- a walk around the Salt Marsh at Newtown

Newtown

And that was the end of my first visit to the Isle of Wight. I was very pleasantly surprised and will definitely be going again sometime.

Isle of Wight

Bye Bye IOW, hello Portsmouth.

Gunwharf Quay