just got back from the Isle of Wight, what a fantastic place to visit. The island is scattered with archaeological features from prehistory to modern times. There are plenty of barrows to see all along the ridge ways, and a monolith (Long stone) that is the same type of blue stone used in Stonehenge! There are 2 great Roman villas to visit too, Brading and Newport. Although Brading is the more famous, I think Newport is by far the best visit. The Medieval Castle at Carisbrooke is a must see! Its a truly awesome English Castle.
My main reason for visiting the Isle was to carry out a survey on a Medieval Manor (1440-60). This was an interesting building that fits into my overall study very well indeed.