Holding off tough competition from Essex, Orkney, Anglesey and the Severn Valley, the Isle of Wight has clinched a top award in a national competition.
It has been crowned the BBC Countryfile Magazine Holiday Destination of the Year following a national vote.
Will Myles, Managing Director at Visit Isle of Wight, says it is a great achievement:
‘The BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards is a prestigious competition and I would like to thank everybody who voted for the Isle of Wight. Winning Holiday Destination of the Year is something that all the businesses here on the Island who look after our visitors can be proud of. They help to create experiences and memories that last a lifetime.’
This win was not the only win for the Island in the Countryfile Magazine Awards as the reintroduction of the White Tailed Sea Eagles was voted Wildlife Success Project of the Year.