Isle Of Wight - Shanklin Weekends
2018 - Burlington - AUD0074(X) - 4 Days
Situated 4 miles off England’s South Coast, The Isle of Wight is the UK’s holiday island. This diamond shaped island is a UK gem and was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite spots. Over 60 miles of stunning coastal scenery, and quaint villages will appeal to all ages and create lasting memories.
Attractions are in plentiful supply on the Island, with something to suit everyone. Get a taste of the Isle of Wight’s history and culture by visiting one of the Museums or historic sites. The most recognisable landmark is The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its famous beaches. The island has the highest number of award-winning beaches in England, all managed to the highest standards and inspected.
If you haven’t been yet, then you really should! And if you have been, then why not go again? There’s always more to explore and discover on our very own holiday island...
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
The Burlington Hotel, Isle of Wight
This is one of Sandown’s most established and reputable hotels. Located in the stunning town, the Burlington Hotel is an ideal base. Originally built as private dwellings, they have been joined to create the largest hotel near to the town centre and seafront with its beautiful sandy beaches. The hotel offers a lovely restaurant and bar and is known for the quality of its entertainment. All bedrooms feature the usual amenities including tea and coffee making facilities and TV.
After joining the coach, we head towards our destination that will have coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon.
Days 2 - 4
Traditional English breakfast followed by free time and included excursions.Dinner and entertainment at the hotel.
After breakfast we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards. "
Godshill & Shanklin
Godshill is the quintessential English Village, and boasts some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight. With its delightful medieval church, charming thatched-roofed cottages and a winding main street lined with traditional tearooms, Godshill is as picturesque as it is popular. It is also known for being the site of the first ever Isle of Wight Festival, which took place at Ford Farm in 1968. Along with its collection of traditional tearooms the village contains an interesting range of shops offering local crafts and produce, such as ciders, pickles, mustards and biscuits along with its own, very popular and highly detailed model village. By contrast, Shanklin really is the most charming of traditional seaside resorts with its’ glorious long wide sandy beach set against a backdrop of dramatic sandstone cliffs.
Ryde & Cowes
The largest town on the Island, Ryde has fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, shops, tea-rooms, pubs, restaurants, and a marina. The sea-wall promenade provides a popular walk, passing the Victorian watchtower on the way to Puckpool Park. Cowes, famed for its professional sailing, stunning Victorian architecture and vibrant festival atmosphere is one of the most popular towns on the Isle of Wight to visit year round. There are events and attractions open throughout the year including the Maritime Museum and Queens Victroia’s favourite holiday home, Osborne House. Alternatively, take a short trip from West Cowes to East via the floating bridge (chain ferry) and make your way up through the town to witness Prince Albert's stunning garden design and architecture that influenced the rest of Cowes' designers and builders.
It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" said Queen Victoria of Osborne House, her palatial holiday home on the Isle of Wight. Visit Victoria and Albert's private apartments, their bathing beach and children's play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the garden terraces where the stunning views across the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples. The Royal Collection fills rooms and corridors where Victoria entertained heads of state, inventors, princes and princesses all whilst ruling the vast British Empire.
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- Half Board
- Excursions to Ryde, Cowes, Godshill & Shanklin
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. Some of our holidays have a select number of single rooms available without supplement. You will find what rooms are available in the booking process.
For queries regarding rooms on request, please call us on 02920 901010.
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