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Shanklin – Isle of Wight

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The Isle of Wight’s most popular and vibrant resort, with excellent beaches and a wide range of attractions and activities.


offers many shops and a magnificent pier with outstanding views across the Solent. It is also home to Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest vineyards in Britain.

Alum Bay
is well known for its unique coloured sand cliffs. Nearby are the majestic chalk Needles, the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark. Enjoy a chairlift ride for spectacular views over Needles Park.

lies on the southern tip of the island, close to Bonchurch. It is a well preserved Victorian village right in the heart of the famed Undercliff, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Osbourne House
is to the north of the island and was Queen Victoria’s intriguing hideaway, where she died in 1901. The house offers a glimpse into the private life of the Royal family and is filled with original furnishings and priceless artworks. The grounds immediately surrounding the house are a joy to explore with stunning views of the Solent.

Carisbrooke Castle
The Norman castle was the prison of King Charles I prior to his execution in 1649. The castle is remarkably well preserved and contains a museum documenting the island’s history. The grounds boast the new Princess Beatrice Garden and a renowned donkey centre.

Arreton Old Village
was established some 1,000 years ago and is set in the geographical heart of the island. It is a working craft village which showcases local craftsmen, locally produced crafts, wholesome local farm food and agricultural artefacts, along with the island’s very own Shipwreck Centre.