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The Isle of Wight is the largest island off the English coast and has something for everyone. Step off the hovercraft or Wightlink catamaran and you’re in Ryde, the gateway to the Isle of Wight. With our local hotel within 4 miles from the Wightlink passenger and car ferry terminals, you can get straight into your island holiday. Local buses are an easy way to get around the whole Island, so it’s extra convenient to have The Esplanade Bus Station just 0.4 miles from our Ryde hotel. Blackgang Chine is the UK's oldest amusement park, 15.2 miles away from our hotel, or take the kids to see the meerkats and wallabies at the Seaview Wildlife Encounter, 3 miles away. If you’re looking for some downtime on a rainy day, head round the corner to the Ryde District Heritage Centre or the Commodore Cinema. English heritage sites Robin Hill Country Park and Carisbrooke Castle, are both under 9 miles away, have wonderful attractions and rides for the whole family and are set in stunning countryside, and you can visit Osborne House, 6.7 miles away, where you can see Queen Victoria and Albert's private apartments, the garden terraces and enjoy the stunning views across the Solent. [+]