Isle Of Wight Discovery & Railway 7 Days -Shanklin
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 - Ventnor Half Day
Explore Ventnor – a traditional seaside town at its finest! With a unique micro-climate, Ventnor Beach is a suntrap and is lined with beautiful beach huts. The harbour bustles with activity and peaceful walks can be enjoyed in the beautiful public parks./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Isle of Wight Railway & Ryde
Enjoy a unique view of some of the Diamond Isle’s unspoilt countryside as you settle back in the beautifully restored carriages of the Isle of Wight Railway. We’ll also enjoy some free time in Ryde – a popular Victorian town with long, spacious beaches, a thriving independent shopping scene and fabulous dining options – there’s something here for everyone!/n
Day 6 - Quarr Abbey & Newport
Discover tranquil Quarr Abbey and learn more about this atmospheric site which is home to a small group of Benedictine monks. Visual displays tell the turbulent story of the site and there are plenty of places for quiet reflection in the beautiful gardens and grounds. Our day continues with a visit to Newport, the Isle of Wight’s principal town, which features two elegant squares surrounded by Georgian and Victorian architecture. There is a wealth of independent shops, popular high street stores and relaxing cafes to enjoy./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.