Shanklin & Iow Railway 5 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.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - IOW Steam Railway, Ryde & Newport
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 enjoy some free time in Victorian Ryde as well as calling at Newport, the Isle of Wight’s ‘capital’./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Alum Bay & Yarmouth
A sightseeing spectacular lies ahead today as we make our way along the stunning south coast of the island to take in the magnificent views and seascapes. A geological marvel, the multi-coloured cliffs are a sight to behold and the lighthouse at the end of the Needles is one of the most recognisable sights on the island. We will make our way to Yarmouth where the town is filled with quaint cafes, shops and galleries and the town square is overlooked by a stunning 17th century church./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.