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Tourist Information

Also known as:- Cowes Tourist Information, Local Attractions, Newport Tourist Information, Ryde Tourist Information, Sandown Tourist Information, Shanklin Tourist Information, Yarmouth Tourist Information

Service Description: Following a decision by the Isle of Wight Council on 23rd February 2011, all Isle of Wight Council operated Tourist Information Centres ceased operations on 31st March 2011.
General tourist information will continue to be available after 31st March through the Isle of Wight Council’s Call Centre (Telephone 01983 813813), the official Isle of Wight tourism website www.islandbreaks.co.uk, and at the following privately operated information points:
• Newport Visitor Information Point – Bus Station, Newport - PO30 1JZ
• Ryde Visitor Information Point – Bus Station, Ryde Esplanade – PO33 2HE
• Yarmouth Visitor Information Point – Bus Terminal, The Quay, Yarmouth - PO41 0NT
• Seasons, 8-10 High Street, Ventnor, PO38 1RY

In addition to their Visitor Information Points in Newport, Ryde, and Yarmouth Southern Vectis will be operating a mobile information service in the summer months in Sandown, Shanklin and Cowes. In the meantime, mobile Visitor Assistants can also be found in these three locations and can be identified by their branded red uniforms.

Further details of attractions, events and things to do on the island can also be found in a wide range of visitor information publications. Look out for the Summer Pocket Guide a comprehensive guide to the island produced by the Chamber of Commerce along with a wide variety of other independent magazines and holiday newspapers available in travel terminals, shops, supermarkets, pubs and cafes, garages, libraries and other public places.

Any business, organisation or individual wishing to be added to this document should contact the Strategic Manager for Economy, Tourism and Events at the following address: Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.


Whilst the Council has no reason to doubt the authenticity or accuracy of the information provided by the above organisations, the views expressed by any third parties are not necessarily the views of the Council. The Council accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or authenticity of the information provided by the any third party.

Contact Information
Department CX & Directorate for Schools & Learning
External Phone 01983 813813