Shanklin & Carisbrooke Castle 5 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 - Full Day - Alum Bay & Yarmouth
Famed for its multi-colour sand cliffs./nHome of the 'Needles' rocks and lighthouse. /nThe 'free admission' Needles Pleasure Park offers a chair-lift ride to the beach (fees may apply for individual rides)/nThe delightful small town of Yarmouth has a pretty marina and is one of the island's ferry ports./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Full Day - Carisbrooke Castle & Cowes
A central place of power and defence on the Isle of Wight for over 1000 years./nExplore royal connections at Carisbrooke Castle famous for its association with Charles the I, held a prisoner during the civil war./nExperience the panoramic views from the high castle walls, or discover the tranquil of the Edwardian Style princess Beatrice garden before meeting the famous Carisbrooke donkeys./nA small, bustling and colourful town, centred around the sport and industry of yachting./nThe town is split in two by the River Medina, which is crossed by a floating bridge. /nCowes' pedestrianised High Street is a pleasant place to explore on foot and for shopping. /n
Day 5 - 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.