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Is The Isle of Wight Becoming a New Celebrity Mecca?

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Posted on: September 21, 2011 at 6:43AM

For those of you that don’t know, the Isle of Wight is a small island situated around 2 miles off the south coast of England. You can reach it via several ferry services or even by Hovercraft if you feel like floating above the water! This year has seen a lot of celebrity spotting on the Isle of Wight, and we’re not just talking about the big band names that come to entertain us at the vastly popular Isle of Wight Festival ( or Rob da Bank’s eclectic Bestival ( Lots of other celebs seem to be succumbing to the draw of the beautiful little island off the south coast of the UK. Kate Moss had her hen night at the Isle of Festival in June this year arriving in a convoy of pink Hummer limousines with celebrity friends Sadie Frost, Jade Jagger and Samantha Morton to name a few. But this is not the only wedding party that has enjoyed a few frosty beverages on the Island; Royal duo Prince William and Prince Harry attended their cousin Peter Phillips’ stag do in Cowes. The royal staggers were seen enjoying their evening at the Anchor pub, which is a popular drinking haunt for Cowes locals who enjoy the live local bands such as Steam Machine, Switch and 30TEN ( on Friday or Saturday nights. But it’s not only pop stars, models and princes that have graced the islands shores. Hollywood ‘A-listers’ Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart celebrated bringing in 2011 at the Spyglass Inn in Ventnor, swapping the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood scene for the laid back approach of Island partying. There are also rumours that Johnny Depp was house hunting on the Island after several sightings around Shanklin, Ryde and Ventnor. So does this mean the Isle of Wight is becoming a new hot spot for celebrities who are looking to get away from it all? You can definitely see the appeal as many holiday makers flock to the island during the summer months and also return again for the more tranquil autumn/winter season. With some great places to stay such as the Brunswick Hotel ( in Shanklin or Veryan ( the self catering guest house in Ventnor, the laid-back pace of life and popular events like the Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and Cowes Week, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more celebrities venturing across the Solent to have a taste of what is on offer. Why not find out for yourself and book a trip or a holiday and savour the delights the beautiful Isle of Wight has to offer. report a problem

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