Isle Of Wight 7 Days - Shanklin Hotel
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.
TOUR OPERATES SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
Full Day to Mottistone House & Gardens and the Needles
The southerly location of this magical garden suits the varied planting, including Mediterranean species that can thrive here. There are vast arrays of borders, shrubs and, continuing the Mediterranean theme, an olive grove! We also visit Alum Bay, from where the dramatic Needles Rocks can be seen.
Full Day Excursion to Ryde & Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum
Ryde offers many shops and a magnificent pier with outstanding views across the busy Solent. As part of our excursion we visit the fascinating Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum (free entry), which houses lovingly preserved examples of vehicles used on the island over the years.
Half Day Excursion to Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum
In the heart of the island lies the working water mill at Calbourne (entry included in tour cost). We are treated to a demonstration of the mill in action. There is also a small museum here exploring rural life on the island with particular focus on life during WW2.
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, whirlpool, sauna and games room. 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.