Download GPX file for this article
50.7263-1.2321Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Wootton Bridge lies on the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight, and is situated almost midway between the island’s historical capital of Newport and the Victorian gateway of Ryde.


The village itself lies at the head of the tidal Wootton Creek and over the last 100 years it has grown from a tiny hamlet of 70 people to almost 4,000. The area is surrounded by several areas of special scientific interest in which a wide variety of wildlife can be seen.

In 1969, the village was home to the first major Isle of Wight pop concert; around 150,000 people came to see Bob Dylan.

Get in[edit]

By ferry[edit]

Wootton Bridge is near the Wightlink ferry terminal at Fishbourne. Ferries depart from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.

By bus[edit]

Wootton Bridge lies on Southern Vectis services 4 and 9. Both services connect Wootton Bridge to Ryde: there are seven buses every hour and the journey takes 15 minutes. Service 9 continues to Newport (every 10 mins, takes 23 mins), while service 4 provides an hourly service to East Cowes taking 13 minutes. All of these services cost £3.50 each way for journeys to Ryde, East Cowes, or Newport; shorter journeys can be cheaper.

By heritage railway[edit]

The terminus of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is just outside Wootton Bridge. This runs on most days in the summer and selected days in spring and autumn. The heritage railway connects with regular Island Line trains at Smallbrook Junction.

Get around[edit]

Map of Wootton Bridge



  • The old Millpond (as you approach the village from Ryde). Supports many types of sea birds and is a nice spot to sit and relax.




  • 1 Cedars, 2 Station Road, PO33 4QU (Southern Vectis buses 4 and 9 call outside), +44 1983 882593. M–Sa 11AM-11PM, Su noon-10:30PM.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Wootton Bridge
NewportEast Cowes  W  E  → Fishbourne → Ryde

This city travel guide to Wootton Bridge is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!