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About Shanklin

This is a busy and popular seaside town with cliffs rising in places to a height of around 150ft, the lower slopes lead down to the beach which opens up to a delightful bay.

Shanklin has its historic places, the wooded Chine is a noted beauty spot where French raiders were defeated in an engagement of 1545. The poet Keats is known to have written in the shade of its tall trees and this is believed to have been amongst his favourite places, perhaps he was attracted by the sparkling little stream running through the deep gorge, as this is a perfectly peaceful place to idle away a few hours and is particularly pleasant on a balmy evening when woods and waterfall are illuminated against the night sky.

Visitors to Shanklin make a bee-line for the Old Village, this lies at the inland end of the Chine and is of picture-postcard charm with lovely old thatched cottages, quaint shops and olde-worlde tea-rooms serving an array of scrumptious seafood filled sandwiches and delectable cream teas. In the village several pubs offer excellent food, ales and wine and some have evening entertainment.

Shopping in Shanklin is mostly confined to its two main streets, here you will find a good mixture of shops offering the usual requisites for everyday living, and individual shops selling art and souvenirs. There are also plenty of pubs and cafes.

A ferry brings visitors over from the mainland to Ryde Pier, the journey to Shanklin continues by road or rail, so Sandown is an easy place to reach for a pleasant day out, weekend or a longer stay to enjoy a jolly family holiday and allow you the time to explore this lovely island retreat.

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