Coach Holidays to Shanklin
Coach holidays to Shanklin have always been a firm favourite with British holidaymakers. Shanklin is a popular seaside resort on the Isle of Wight. It boasts a long, safe and sandy beach which lies at the foot of the spectacular cliffs. There is lots to do during the day, with plenty of shops and amusements. Although the sandy beach is low-key, it is a favourite among families and couples. The quiet and calm nature of this intimate resort is popular with holiday makers who enjoy relaxing coach holidays to Shanklin.
Things To Do In Shanklin
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 Chine, first opened its gates in 1817; this historic gorge is not only a popular destination, but the longest established attraction on the Isle of Wight. 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. The Chine has enticed millions of visitors to wander through and marvel at its natural beauty.
If you’re energetic and enjoy longer walks – carry on to St Catherine’s Lighthouse. Just remember to pack your good shoes and bring plenty of water!
Another iconic attraction on this quaint seaside resort is the Shanklin theatre, an all-round entertainment venue that has performances available to suit all tastes. The 615 seat venue first opened its doors in 1874, and has since hosted a brilliant variety of entertainment over the years; from comedy acts, to theatre and ballet, traditional circus and even sports such as wrestling! The theatre has something for the young and young at heart.
Although Shanklin is a quieter and more intimate resort than Sandown, it nevertheless has its own lively pubs and entertainment.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway & Godshill
We travel towards Rye where we take a journey back in time. Departing from Havenstreet, our train is powered by a vintage, restored locomotive. (Rail fare included in tour cost). Our scenic journey takes us via unspoiled countryside and rural railway stations. The Train Story Discovery Centre’s static collection adds to the experience. The picture-postcard village of Godshill includes an imposing church and thatched cottages. In the churchyard lie several unusual monuments. Local attractions include a model village (entry fees may apply).
Ryde & Cowes
Shop-lined Union Street slopes gently down to the beach and prom. Royal Victoria Arcade houses fashion boutiques, antique shops and a market in the old cellars. Explore the harbour, theatre, putting greens, swimming pool and ice-skating arena. A small, bustling and colourful town, centred around the sport and industry of yachting. The town is split in two by the River Medina, which is crossed by a floating bridge. Cowes’ pedestrianised High Street is a pleasant place to explore on foot and for shopping.
Rosemary Vineyard & Ryde
Rosemary Vineyard is the island’s largest vineyard. A tour around the vineyard and working winery are included in your tour cost. Watch the pressing, filtering and bottling process in action before sampling the end product! Shop-lined Union Street slopes gently down to the beach and prom. Royal Victoria Arcade houses fashion boutiques, antique shops and a market in the old cellars. Explore the harbour, theatre, putting greens, swimming pool and ice-skating arena.
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