GET­TING THERE

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Travel -

Matt Reeder trav­elled to the Isle of Wight with Wightlink (0871 376 1000, www.wightlink.co.uk) on its 40 minute Portsmouth–Fish­bourne cross­ing. Car fer­ries also op­er­ate be­tween Lyming­ton and Yar­mouth (35 min­utes) and there is a pas­sen­ger cata­ma­ran ser­vice from Portsmouth har­bour to Ryde pier­head (22 min­utes).

Trav­el­ling in March, a Wightlink econ­omy day re­turn ticket costs from £39 and an econ­omy short stay ticket (valid for up to four nights away) costs from £54. Both prices are based on a car plus four.

Blue Chip Hol­i­days (0844 7044987, www. bluechiphol­i­days.co.uk) man­ages more than 800 four- and five-star rated self-ca­ter­ing prop­er­ties across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Som­er­set and The Isle of Wight. Sun Hill Cot­tage can be booked from £234 for three nights and from £291 for a week in low sea­son. A week in Au­gust costs from £786 if booked be­fore Jan­uary 31.

The Se­cret Wight guide is free and avail­able to down­load at www.wightlink. co.uk/se­cretwight. Printed copies can be ob­tained by call­ing 0871 376 1000.

Robin Hill Ad­ven­ture Park and Gar­dens (01983 527 352, www.robin-hill.com). A free­dom ticket costs from £12.50 for adults and chil­dren. Al­ter­na­tively, a free­dom saver (valid for any four peo­ple) costs from £45.

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