Great Gardens Of The I.O.W 7 Days - Shanklin Htl
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Mottistone House & Gardens and the Needles
We visit Alum Bay, from where the dramatic Needles Rocks can be seen. /nThe southerly location of this magical garden suits the varied planting./nThere are vast arrays of borders, shrubs and even an olive grove!/n
Day 3 - Full Day - Quarr Abbey & Ryde
The extensive grounds of Quarr Abbey include woodland housing rare red squirrels, wildflower meadows, and formal gardens./nShop-lined Union Street slopes gently down to the beach and prom./nRoyal Victoria Arcade houses fashion boutiques, antique shops and a market in the old cellars./nExplore the harbour, theatre, putting greens, swimming pool and ice-skating arena./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Ventnor Botanic Gardens
Sheltered by tall cliffs, Ventnor Botanic Gardens are home to a wide range of plants from across the world./nThe gardens transport the visitor through several sub-tropical areas, with plants grown together as in their native habitat./nThere is also a Tropical House, much hotter and more humid than the outdoor displays./n
Day 7 - Return Travel
The Shanklin Hotel
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, and sauna. The Shanklin Hotel has 102 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. The Shanklin Hotel is the ultimate choice for tourists looking for coach holidays to Shanklin.