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The Isle of Wight lies in the English Channel, separated from southern England by the Solent and Spithead. It is part of Hampshire. The scenery is picturesque and the mild climate makes the island a favorite resort. Queen Victoria had a residence on the island. The Isle of Wight was purchased by the crown in the time of Edward I.

The capital is Newport. Popular resorts include Ventnor, Ryde, Cowes, Yarmouth, and Shanklin. This Yarmouth should not be confused with Great Yarmouth.