- Fishbourne, Isle of Wight
infobox UK place
country = England
Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Isle of Wight
postcode_district = PO33
Fishbourne is a small village between Wootton and
Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.
The name "Fishbourne" might mean "stream of fish" or "fish spring." [ [http://www.users.qwest.net/~alidonyin/Web/Home/Yinfam/fishname.htm a site with an extensive discussion of the origin of the name "Fishbourne"] ]
It is positioned on the eastern bank of
Wootton Creek, and includes the terminal for the Wightlinkcar ferry from Portsmouth.
Fishbourne, together with the adjoining Kite Hill area, has applied for Parish Council status. The new parish will also include the ruined Norman abbey (founded 1132) and the
Benedictinemonastery including Quarr Abbey(founded in the early 1900s).
The Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the 'Fishbourne Inn' are located near the ferry terminal.
Public transport is provided by
Southern Vectisbus routes 4 and 9, which stop on the main road, and operate to East Cowes, Newport and Ryde.cite web | year = 2008 | url = http://www.islandbuses.info/r4.shtml | title = Southern Vectis - bus route 4 | publisher = www.islandbuses.info | accessdate = 2008-05-04] cite web | year = 2008 | url = http://www.islandbuses.info/r9.shtml | title = Southern Vectis - bus route 9 | publisher = www.islandbuses.info | accessdate = 2008-05-04]
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