The Islands oldest tourist attraction truly is a spectacle of nature. Carved by Mother Nature’s own hands over thousands of years, the stunning tree lined gorge that is Shanklin Chine cuts its mark from Shanklin Old Village to the sandy beach and esplanade far below.
Enjoy the splendour of the Chine by day…then wonder at its mystical beauty on summer nights during the Chine Lumière when hundreds of lights illuminate the narrow paths, streams and waterfalls within.
Visit the Heritage Centre and enjoy photographic and art exhibitions, and the World War II and PLUTO exhibition.
Take time to relax in the conservatory and tea room and also visit the gift shop where you will find many interesting items for sale.
On the beach below the Chine is Fisherman’s Cottage, built by William Colenutt in 1817. Enjoy a choice of excellent food and real ale on the sun terrace.