Shanklin Chine is one of the Isle of Wight’s most picturesque and tranquil locations, as well as the longest-established attraction on the Island. It first opened back in 1817 and, as a magical world of natural beauty, has been wowing visitors ever since.
The Chine, with its plethora of rare plants, wildlife and waterfalls, cuts its way from Shanklin Old Village down to the sandy beach and Esplanade below. It’s known for its wide range of visitors, from artists, photographers and poets to those seeking a chance to get away from it all.
You can enjoy the wonders of Shanklin Chine by day or night. It truly comes to life on summer evenings with over 200 lights illuminating paths, streams and waterfalls, creating a stunning scene.
While you’re there, take a break and dine at the Shanklin Chine tea shop, where you can indulge yourself in fresh home-cooked cakes, an Isle of Wight cream tea, light lunches or refreshments – all served to perfection as you enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.
Finish your trip with a visit to the gift shop which sells variety of books, gifts, cards and souvenirs – perfect to remember such a fantastic place.
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