The Isle of Wight is famous for its spectacular landscapes. Dramatic white cliffs, secluded beaches, charming bays and azure waters were loved by Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria - you can visit her summer residence and final home, Osborne House.
It is located in the English Channel, separated from mainland Great Britain by the Solent. You can get there by a ferry from Portsmouth. The island isn't very big and I would definitely recommend it for a weekend trip. Rent a charming cottage and do nothing but picturesque walks with many pub-stops on the way.