Blackwater, Isle of Wight
The main road through Blackwater.
Blackwater shown within the Isle of Wight
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British pop artist Robbie Williams once visited Blackwater for three nights to get away from the media. Carisbrooke Castle is close to Blackwater, while the Newclose County Cricket Ground is just to the north of the village.
Newport Junction Railway opened a railway station at Blackwater. The Blackwater station first appeared on railway timetables in June, 1876. The Blackwater railway station operated until June 6, 1956. The trackbed of the former railway line is now part of National Cycle Route 23.
Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis bus routes 2 and 3, serving Newport, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor. Former Wightbus route 33 between Newport and Ryde, also serves part of the village.
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