Our Island Home

With over half of the Isle of Wight designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, it really is the perfect base for our brand HQ. From the stunning landscapes and varied flora and fauna, to the healthy outlook on life, the island is a constant source of inspiration for us.

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Our Isle of Wight

We’ve handpicked our top 10 favourite Isle of Wight gems to share with you, so you can discover its beauty for yourself…

1. Osborne House, Cowes

The Island's most iconic residence was acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1845 and soon became a holiday haven for the monarch. Delve into the opulence of an age gone by, with stately rooms lined with portraits, frescoes and marble sculptures and tributes to the British Empire. We love the Italianate gardens, which boast a summer house, a museum, and a miniature fort and barracks.

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2. Our Island Store, Ryde

Our very first Liz Earle store, located on Union Street in Ryde, holds a special place in our hearts. Pop in and visit the friendly team who’ll happily help you with your skincare queries and talk you through our full product range while you enjoy a cup of herbal tea.

22 Union Street, Ryde

+44 (0)1983 813 980

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3. Walk from Ryde to Seaview

The 2-mile journey from Ryde to the quaint village of Seaview promises myriad charms. Amble along the coastal path, enjoying memorable views of the Solent (particularly lovely at sunset) as you head towards Seaview, a nostalgic haven that boasts some of our favourite beaches.

4. Ventnor Haven Fishery, Eastern Esplanade

Sample the freshest catch of the day as soon as it arrives on owner Geoff Blake's boat. As well as purchasing lobster, crab, shellfish, plaice, sea bass, cod and more, you can enjoy our favourite seaside indulgence – the fishery's much celebrated sustainable fish and chips.

+44 (0)1983 852 176

5. Ventnor Botanic Gardens

With its Mediterranean-like microclimate, this Great British garden boasts an exotic subtropical plant collection that is unrivalled anywhere else in the UK. You’ll also discover a host of Liz Earle botanicals growing among the bucolic beds.

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6. St. Catherine's Point and Lighthouse, near Ventnor

For stunning coastal views, head to the Island's most southerly point just five miles from Ventnor and close to the village of Niton. Take a tour of the historical St. Catherine's Lighthouse, then climb the 94 steps of this landmark, built in 1838. A quick drink at the nearby Buddle Inn is always on our itinerary.

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7. Cliffs of Compton Bay, West Wight

You’ll be captivated by the wild splendour of Compton Bay, a sandy stretch much loved by surfers and paragliders for its rugged high cliffs and tenacious waves. The perfect picnic location, it's also a great fossil-hunting spot – see if you can find the dinosaur footprints when the tide is low.

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8. Tapnell Farm

Fun for all the family, it’s the perfect place for an adventure. Go glamping, do some exciting activities such as rock climbing and zorbing, or say hello to the animals at Tapnell Farm Park – meerkats, alpacas, and more await! Also, look out for the Liz Earle cows, The Botanical Beauties, when you visit.

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9. The Island Wellness Spa at The West Bay Club

As part of an exclusive partnership with the spa, opened by Kim Buckland MBE (co-founder of Liz Earle Beauty Co.), you can relax and restore your wellbeing at the House of Liz Earle Beauty and Naturally Active Retreats – a complete pampering experience and spa break like no other.

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10. Newtown National Nature Reserve

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Newtown National Nature Reserve encompasses important habitats including mud-flats, salt marshes, ancient woodlands and meadows, as well as a breathtaking number of unusual birds, wildfowl and wild plants.

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With beautiful views of the Ventnor coastline, and delicious locally sourced produce in its newly re-opened Restaurant, The Hambrough is the perfect place to stay on a visit to the island.

What’s more, guests of The Hambrough receive 10% off facials at our Union Street flagship in Ryde, so be sure to book a room for your next island holiday.