The oldest town on the Isle of Wight with a lively rich history

Yarmouth is the smallest town in England and the oldest town on the Isle of Wight dating back to 991 AD. The town of Yarmouth offers plenty of things to do and boasts an unusually long, lively rich history and is a great base to visit many of Yarmouth’s nearby attractions.

The town of Yarmouth is filled with a range of quaint cafes, shops, galleries as well as local pubs and restaurants where you can sample the mix or traditional cuisine using local produce and freshly caught fish. Yarmouth town is also host to the Gaffers Festival and is one of the longest running events on the Isle of Wight.   

Arrive early and wonder the streets and visit some of the shops before enjoying lunch and some of the great restaurants or pubs. My favourite is Salty’s for lunch then a short picturesque walk to off the rails for pudding and coffee. Off the rails is a quirky restaurant with a lovely history behind it. Dating back to the 1880’s it was the Old Yarmouth to Newport railway station. It offers a fantastic choice of food from its wide-ranging menu to suit all tastes. If you enjoy good food, a bit of history and a lovely picturesque walk then off the rails is a must.

If you are staying for the night either on board or at one of the lovely B&B, hotels or inn’s then you must visit On the rocks for dinner and then to one of the pubs for after dinner drinks.  

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