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Gallery 2 > On Location (UK) > Isle Of Wight 3
01. Cliff Top View, Tennyson Down
02. Tennyson Down, towards Freshwater Bay
03. A Seat With A View, Tennyson Down
04. An Amazing View, from Tennyson Down
17. Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down
18. Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down
19. Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down
20. Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down
13. Alum Bay & The Coloured Rocks
14. Heading Back Down Tennyson Bay
15. Freshwater Bay, from Tennyson Down
16. Freshwater To Compton
09. Needles Viewpoint
10. Needles Lighthouse
11. Alum Bay, from Warren Farm
12. Alum Bay, from Warren Farm
05. Tennyson Down & The Monument
06. Tennyson, towards Fort Albert & Lymington
07. Tennyson, towards Fort Albert & Lymington
08. Tennyson Monument
21. North Street, Brighstone
22. North Street, Brighstone
23. North Street, Brighstone
24. Lager, with Garlic Farm Accompaniment
The Isle of Wight, known to the ancient Romans as Vectis, is a county and the largest and second most populous island of England. It is located in the English Channel, about 4 miles (6 km) off the coast of Hampshire and is separated from mainland Great Britain by the Solent. The island has several resorts which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times. The history of the Isle of Wight includes a brief period of time as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. Until 1995, like Jersey and Guernsey, the island had a Governor.
Home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes, the island has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world's first hovercraft, and the testing and development of Britain's space rockets. The Isle hosts annual festivals including the Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was the largest rock music event ever held. The island has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.
The Isle of Wight was part of Hampshire until 1890, when it became an independent administrative county. Until 1974 it continued to share its Lord Lieutenant with Hampshire, when it was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan ceremonial county which gave it its own Lord Lieutenant and was recognised as a postal county.
The quickest public transport link to the mainland is to and from Southsea (Portsmouth) by hovercraft, while five ferry services shuttle across the Solent.
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