The Isle of Wight is a great place to be, and tourists like it a lot. There is so much to see and do there on your holiday, but not everyone is a tourist. There are famous people out there who make the Isle of Wight their home. Actors, musicians, authors, and more – many of them have been born there, were raised there, have lived there for a time, or live there now.

It’s important for them to have a place like the Isle of Wight where they can enjoy the natural beauty of the area and still have the luxury and convenience that comes with city or town life. Getting both of those things means they can have a rich and fulfilling experience on the Isle of Wight. It’s difficult to list everyone who’s famous and who makes the Isle of Wight their home or has made it their home in the past, but who are a few people who are associated with the Isle of Wight in some capacity:

· Charles Darwin – his theory of evolution remains important to many people – and also widely disputed by religious leaders – today.

· Charles Dickens – the works of this man live on.

· Bear Grylls – the youngest man to climb Mt. Everest and survive it, Grylls now hosts the popular ‘Man v. Wild’ television show.

· Jeremy Irons – an actor who has been in many movies throughout a long career.

· Winston Churchill – as a leader, Churchill did many good works and played a crucial role in history.

· Lewis Carroll – Carroll’s writings are still popular today, alluding to his talent and ability to tell a story and keep the reader interested.

· John Keats – Many poets and writers like Keats found that the Isle of Wight was a great place to think, dream, and create.

· Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – like Keats and others, Longfellow did some of his best work surrounded by natural beauty like that of the Isle of Wight.

· Karl Marx – Philosophers and others with similar ideas found that there were many good places to think on the Isle of Wight.

· Alfred, Lord Tennyson – One more person added to the list of wordsmiths who called the Isle of Wight home.

· Queen Victoria – She had a part-time residence on the Isle of Wight for some time, where she could get away.

· Margaret Thatcher – Ms. Thatcher also realized the importance of being able to get away from it all in a beautiful setting, and used to go on a yearly Isle of Wight Holiday

· Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne – love them or hate them, the Osbournes have been around in entertainment in some fashion or another for a very long time.