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House & Gardens Of The Iow 7 Days - Shanklin Htl

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALF201

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

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.

PRICE FROM ? £415 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Osborne House
Queen Victoria’s spectacular hideaway (entrance included in tour cost) is situated near Ryde./nThe state and private apartments are preserved almost exactly as when Victoria died there in 1901. /nExtensive gardens with a collection of rare trees and a full-size Swiss chalet./n

Day 3 - Quarr Abbey, Ryde & Cowes
The extensive grounds of Quarr Abbey include woodland housing rare red squirrels, wildflower meadows, and formal gardens./nDiscover Ryde - once much-loved by Queen Victoria and where you'll find long stretches of sandy beaches and a thriving independent shopping scene./nCowes is a bustling harbour town, centred around yachting which brings visitors to the island from all over the world. Divided in two and linked by a floating bridge, the pedestrianised High Street is a pleasant place to explore the delightful shops./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

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The Shanklin Hotel
Situated in Shanklin Town, the Shanklin Hotel is one of the best known
hotels on the island, with superb views across the resort from its restaurant
and many bedrooms. Shanklin Old Village, with its picture perfect array
of thatched roof buildings is a few minutes’ walk away and the beach is
accessible via the nearby cliff lift. Facilities include a splendid bar and indoor
swimming pool. In the hotel’s spectacular Starlight restaurant, you will find
a dancefloor and entertainment to enjoy on most evenings. Our en-suite
bedrooms come with comfy beds for a great nights sleep, tea and coffee
making facilities, flat screen TV with Freeview and radio and hairdryer. Free
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and there is a lift that serves all floors.
The hotel has a large car park.

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