Shanklin boasts a long, safe sandy beach which lies at the foot of the spectacular cliffs on which most of the town is situated. The two are connected by a cliff lift. The traditional seaside part of town blends into the picturesque thatched cottages of Shanklin Old Town at the head of the impressive Shanklin Chine. The delightful nature trail through the Chine is not to be missed and includes a surprising relic of the Second World War - a section of PLUTO - the Pipeline Under The Ocean - which was used to pump fuel under the sea to France for the Normandy landings. Although a quieter and more intimate resort than Sandown it nevertheless has its own theatre, lively pubs and entertainments.
TOUR OPERATES SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
Full Day to Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Cowes
We travel towards Ryde where we take a journey back in time on board a train pulled by a restored locomotive at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (rail fare included in the tour cost). We return via Britain's yachting capital, Cowes
Full Day Excursion to Alum Bay and Godshill
We journey across the island to Alum Bay, famous for its coloured sands. Nearby are the magnificent chalk Needles, the remains of a ridge which once joined the island to the mainland. Returning via the picturesque village of Godshill.
Half Day Excursion to Rosemary Vineyard and Ryde
We travel along the eastern coast and have a fascinating vineyard visit (included in the tour cost) before continuing to Ryde. Ryde offers many shops and a splendid pier with outstanding views across the busy Solent.
One of the best known hotels on the island, the Shanklin is situated in Shanklin town with superb views from its magnificent Starlite Restaurant and many bedrooms. Shanklin Old Village is a few minutes' walk away and the beach is accessible via the nearby cliff lift. Facilities include an impressive reception area, splendid bar, spectacular Starlite Restaurant with dance floor, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, games room and indoor bowls area. 89 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC (almost all have bath with shower over the bath). All bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and television. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the bar lounge. Free WiFi in public areas. The lift serves almost all bedrooms. Car parking is available.
Tel: 01983 862286 A Leisureplex Hotel
AA Three Star Rated.
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: this hotel has 2 ground floor bedrooms. There is level access to the bar, restaurant, lounges and ground floor rooms from Reception and the main entrance. Bedroom floors have small changes of level. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you are mobility impaired.