Breathtaking views .... fascinating heritage .... enjoy an unforgettable aerial journey around the Isle of Wight and The Solent .....
This unique film provides an enthralling exploration of one of the most beautiful areas of Britain. The Isle of Wight is a treasure trove of picturesque villages, spectacular cliffs, sandy beaches, rich farmlands and river valleys. There’s a plethora of unspoilt scenery to enjoy as you journey through the geology and history of the island, the Roman influence and the island’s many famous landmarks. We also take you on a magical ride from Lymington to Portsmouth as the scale, historical heritage and maritime significance of one of the most famous waterways in the world is revealed.
Visit Cowes, Newport, Bembridge and Sandown; Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Yarmouth and the many other towns and areas in between. Sweep over the 18th century Appuldurcombe House with its eleven acres of ornamental grounds designed by Capability Brown, Carisbrooke Castle where Charles I was imprisoned and Osborne House, the young Victoria and Albert’s ‘modest’ country home - the scale and magnificence of which is highlighted by the aerial views. From Fort Victoria and Hurst Castle to the steam railway, Beaulieu and the New Forest, none of the area’s beauty spots are missed.
This really is a wonderfully detailed aerial excursion, a pleasure trip of the highest order, a magical, colourful tour of some of England's gems. Whether you are fortunate enough to live in the area or simply want a memento of a visit, this DVD will leave a lasting impression and a desire to enjoy again this special journey from the air.