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 4000. The area is surrounded with 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.
Wootton Bridge is near the Wightlink ferry terminal at Fishbourne. Ferries depart from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.
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
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.
- 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), ☏ . 11:00-23:00 Mon-Sat, 12:00-22:30 Sun.
- [dead link] Wavell's Quayside Bed and Breakfast, Quay Cottage, ☏ .
- Lakeside Park Hotel, High St, ☏ .
|Routes through Wootton Bridge|
|Newport ← East Cowes ←||W E||→ Fishbourne → Ryde|