The ‘Garden Isle’ with its captivating landscapes, beautiful beaches, wonderful seascapes and a climate as warm and as gentle as its people. Shanklin named after the famous Chine overlooks sandy beaches and thatched roofs of ‘Old ShanklinVillage’, suffuse it with ‘Old World Charm’.
The Ocean View is an elegant hotel commanding magnificent views across Sandown Bay, offering a number of spacious bedrooms with seaviews and balconies upon which one can sit and relax, enjoying the tranquil views of Shanklin beach. The hotel provides a good standard of comfort throughout including a large in-house leisure centre and a snooker room. The hotel is conveniently located for the facilities and amenities within the town centre and Old Shanklin Village.
An elegant hotel commanding magnificent views across Sandown Bay, the balconies provide the perfect place to enjoy the sunset on summer evenings. Guests can unwind in the piano lounge before enjoying an evening meal in the spacious restaurant. A night porter ensures 24 hour reception service.
A full day excursion touring the island. Travelling via Ventnor, Chale and Brighstone Bay to Yarmouth. Return to Shanklin via Newport and Ryde.
Main season departures May to September 2010
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a journey back in time. The railway runs for five miles from Wootton to Smallbrook Junction via Havenstree and Ashey. Carriages and locomotives have been restored to pristine condition. The oldest locomotive was built in 1876 and the carriages date back to 1864. The day begins with a visit to Cowes, the yachting capital of the island.
Early and late departures 7 March to 25 April and 20 Oct to 5 Dec. A visit to the yachting centre of Cowes is followed by a tour of Osborne House- Queen Victoria’s seaside retreat. Enjoy the magnificent Royal Apartments, imagine Victorian life ‘below stairs’ and admire the stunning views across the Solent.
An excursion to the picture postcard village of Godshill. Whilst only a village, there is plenty to do and see with a large numberof thatched houses together with gift shops and tea rooms. There is also a Model Village and a Toy Museum.