Blackwater, Isle of Wight

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The main road through Blackwater.
Blackwater is located in Isle of Wight
Blackwater shown within the Isle of Wight
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district PO30
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Isle of Wight
50°40′32″N 1°16′59″W / 50.67545°N 1.28318°W / 50.67545; -1.28318Coordinates: 50°40′32″N 1°16′59″W / 50.67545°N 1.28318°W / 50.67545; -1.28318

Blackwater is a village on the Isle of Wight, England. It is located three kilometres south of Newport, close to the geographic centre of the island. It is in the civil parish of Arreton

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.[1][2] Former Wightbus route 33 between Newport and Ryde, also serves part of the village.[3]


  1. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 2". 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 3". 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Traveline - Wightbus route 33". 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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