CowesUnited Kingdom

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Like marinas and museums? Get away to upscale Cowes!

Island views, seaside views and sights from Royal London Yacht Club to West Cowes Ferry Terminal—discover it all in Cowes.

Top hotels in Cowes

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
3 out of 5
Queens Road Egypt Point, Cowes, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£86
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Situated on the beach, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Cowes Harbour and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Osborne House. Carisbrooke Castle and Southampton Maritime Museum ...

4.4/5Excellent! (172 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, well postioned, good food but bed in room 19 needs replacing."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Fountain Hotel Isle of Wight by Greene King Inns
Fountain Hotel Isle of Wight by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
High Street, Cowes, England
£55
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated by the sea, this inn is steps away from West Cowes Ferry Terminal and Cowes Harbour. Royal London Yacht Club and East Cowes Ferry Terminal are also ...

3.8/5Good! (168 reviews)

"Great location. No traffic noise (but Sat. night revellers from an adjoining location an irritant. Good breakfast, except no Worcester Sauce (in a pub!)"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Fountain Hotel Isle of Wight by Greene King Inns
The Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn
3 out of 5
1-3 High Street, Cowes, England
£50
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

Situated in Cowes, this inn is steps away from Cowes Harbour and West Cowes Ferry Terminal. Royal London Yacht Club and East Cowes Ferry Terminal are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (9 reviews)
I'd go again

"A separate staircase leads to rooms above the pub. Mine was quiet, clean and had a spacious shower room. Not the Ritz but a good price and in the centre of Cowes and close to the ferry and bus station."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

The Anchor Inn

Popular things to do in Cowes

Cowes Beach
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Cowes Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Cowes Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Cowes. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Gurnard Beach
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Gurnard Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Gurnard Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Cowes. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Southampton Cruise Terminal
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Southampton Cruise Terminal

4.5/5(213 reviews)

One of the busiest cruise ports in England is just a few steps from the historical and entertainment attractions of Southampton.  

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

4.5/5(281 reviews)

Find heroic ships, triumphant naval vessels and World War I frigates at this dockyard, a tribute to the city’s maritime might.

Gunwharf Quays
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Gunwharf Quays

4.5/5(373 reviews)

Stretching along the sea is one of Portsmouth's coolest areas, with plenty of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants as well as a contemporary art gallery. 

University of Portsmouth
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University of Portsmouth

4/5(52 reviews)

The harbors of Portsmouth helped the city establish its importance in the world. Now this university continues innovating to deliver a global influence.

Reviews of Cowes

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Oct 28, 2019

We love cowes and visit as much as we can.

4/5 - Good

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Sep 2, 2019

Irritating that so many shops don't open on Sunday (e.g. compared to Lymington). Some that do open are closed before the time announced on the shop door

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 29, 2019

A great area to use as a base for visiting the whole island. plenty of shops bars and cafes. Good family friendly pubs.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 11, 2019

Lots of great places to eat, all within walking distance.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 13, 2019

I love Cowes. My family come from here and it never ceases to enthrall me to return. To such a beautiful English Town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 12, 2019

Cowes is very cool! There is surely a life in it. Nice scenery. Warm and friendly people. And very very accesible.

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