List of places on the Isle of Wight

List of places on the Isle of Wight
Some of the larger towns on the Isle of Wight.

This is a list of towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Isle of Wight, England. See the list of places in England for places in other counties.


There are nine main towns on the Isle of Wight. Most of these are located towards the eastern side and along the coast. Ryde is the island's largest town with a population of 26,152. Newport is the island's capital and located in the centre of the island. Most island settlements link to Newport by road making it the centre for island services. There are currently no cities on the island, the closest being Portsmouth about five and a half miles off the coast.

An aerial photograph, showing the towns of Newport and Cowes
Town Population OS Grid Reference Post town Postal code
Newport 23,957 SZ502893 NEWPORT PO30
Brading 2,077 SZ607870 SANDOWN PO36
Cowes/East Cowes 16,925 SZ493958 COWES/EAST COWES PO31/PO32
Ryde 26,152 SZ591923 RYDE PO33
Sandown 5,299 SZ600843 SANDOWN PO36
Shanklin 8,055 SZ584816 SHANKLIN PO37
Ventnor 7,000 SZ562775 VENTNOR PO38
Yarmouth 855 SZ356896 YARMOUTH PO41


A self-descriptive definition of a village is adopted here.

Hamlets and other places

See also

External links

  • Place Name Index, Wightcam- Photographically Illustrated Walks on the Isle of Wight

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