Did you know?
A new species of cat-like dinosaur, yet to be named, was discovered on the Isle of Wight in 1988.
Darwin began his world famous ‘On the Origin of the Species' while staying at the Kings Head Hotel.
There are 21 tourists to every Island resident.
The Little Book of the Isle of Wight is a funny, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no one will want to be without. The Island’s most eccentric inhabitants, blood-curdling murders and literally hundreds of facts combine to make this required reading for locals and visitors alike. Illustrated with humorous cartoons and delivered with wit and flair, this captivating compendium is almost impossible to put down.