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Wonderful Isle Of Wight 8 Days - Shanklin Hotel

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALFD200A

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 ? £579 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Day at Leisure

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Day 4 - Carisbrooke Castle & Newport
Sitting proudly at the very heart of the Diamond Isle, Carisbrooke Castle has many stories to tell from its past as a military fortress, a King’s prison and Royal summer residence. Enjoy the tranquil Princess Beatrice Garden and stunning St Nicholas’s Chapel as well as meeting the adorable Carisbrooke Donkeys. There will also be chance to explore Newport – the principal town on the Isle of Wight and often referred to as the ‘capital’ of the island./n

Day 5 - Osborne House & Whippingham Church
“It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot” said Queen Victoria of her beloved home on the Isle of Wight. Spectacular from the outside, the opulent interiors give you a glimpse into life at a royal palace where Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children made a home. The splendid State Rooms, intimate family rooms, private beach and magnificent gardens and grounds combine for a truly memorable day out. We will also call at charming St Mildred’s Church in Whippingham – a place of worship since Norman times and regularly visited by Queen Victoria when she was in residence on the island./n

Day 6 - Day at Leisure

Day 7 - Full day to Alum Bay, the Needles & Yarmouth
We journey across the island to Alum Bay, famous for its coloured sands. Nearby are the magnificent chalk Needles, the remains of a ridge which once joined the island to the mainland. We return via Yarmouth which is located on the North West of the Isle of Wight./n

Day 8 - 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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