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Isle Of Wight Discovery & Railway 7 Days -Shanklin

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALF202NE

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 ? £429 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Trip to the Donkey Sanctuary
Inextricably linked to the history of the Isle of Wight, 'royal' donkeys have worked at Carisbrooke Castle, the Donkey Taxi Service trundled holidaymakers up the steep hills of Ventor and even 'delivery donkeys' delivering milk to the remote villages of the island! Today, these characterful animals are cared for at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary which offers a forever home to over 100 donkeys, mules and shetland ponies../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

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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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