Cowes

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Cowes

(kouz), town (1991 pop. 16,134), Isle of Wight, S England. A resort town with lovely promenades, it is also the main port of the island and the center for yachting in the British Isles. Cowes became the headquarters of the Royal Yacht Club in 1838, and fashionable regattas are held annually. Industries include shipbuilding and aircraft works. Queen Victoria died in Osborne House in East Cowes.

Cowes

a town in S England, on the Isle of Wight: famous for its annual regatta. Pop.: 19 110 (2001)
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As we disembarked I prepared myself for another long drive, as Thorness Bay Holiday park is situated a few miles away from West Cowes and looked a fair distance away from the port on the map.
The island can be reached by Red Funnel ferry from Southampton, either by a high-speed version to west Cowes or by car ferry to east Cowes.
Titchmarsh, born and bred in Ilkley, has a flat in nearby West Cowes but his main home is in Alton, Hants.
They had no lifejackets or lights on the boat when they hit the breakwater at the entrance to West Cowes harbour at speed.
When we sampled scones and clotted cream in a tearoom by the harbour in West Cowes, they adapted the menu to suit our limited appetite and charged a bit less.
These hotel offers include return ferry crossings between Southampton and East Cowes (car-ferry) or West Cowes (highspeed passenger service).
Damien (below), who was 16 at the time, was last seen shortly after midnight on West Cowes High Street.

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