Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

What could be more delightful than the Isle of Wight? With its varied scenery and pretty towns, it is a classic English landscape. See thatched cottages and a model village at Godshill and enjoy the shops or pier at Ryde. See where the yachting set race at Cowes and admire the panoramic views over the Solent. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert made a lovely family home at Osborne House and it is still full of their personal treasures.

Holiday Highlights

 

•  Osborne House- the island residence

of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

•  Visit Cowes - perhaps best known

as the world’s premier yachting centre

• Free time to enjoy Shanklin

• Visit West Wight

Sunday

We travel to the South Coast and catch
the ferry to the Isle of Wight and on to our hotel in
Shanklin where we enjoy 6 nights with dinner, bed
and breakfast.

Monday

This morning we travel through
‘Victorian Ventnor’ and on to Godshill, with a
14th century church, a delightful model village
and famous thatched cottages. Take lunch and a
leisurely stroll before returning to Shanklin.

Tuesday

Time to relax and explore Shanklin. You
must see its golden beach and seafront, the old
village with its thatched cottages and olde worlde
craft shops.

Wednesday

This morning we drive to Ryde,
another of the island’s pretty seaside towns, with
six miles of beautiful sandy beach, a pier and
some fascinating streets full of individual little
shops. We later enjoy a scenic tour of West Wight
before returning to Shanklin for some last minute
shopping or sightseeing.

Thursday

Today we take you to Cowes, the
principal port of the Island, perhaps best known
as the world’s premier yachting centre. Ample
time is allowed in Cowes for lunch and a wander
along the famous Parade with its panoramic
views of the Solent. We continue to Osborne
House, the island residence of Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert. The house has many of the original
treasures, giving a vivid glimpse of the Royal
Family’s life. We also see Whippingham Church,
the place where the Royals worshipped.

Friday

Enjoy a full day island tour. The scenery is
constantly changing as we visit Yarmouth, Alum
Bay with its coloured sands, the Needles and
Freshwater Bay.

Saturday

Our return journey takes us back over
the Solent to arrive home in the early evening.

Your Hotel

The Shanklin Hotel commands a premier

position overlooking Sandown Bay and

the surrounding downlands. The bars,

lounges and Starlight restaurant all enjoying

panoramic views, making for the ideal

place to relax.

The bedrooms have private

bathroom, direct dial telephone, television

and hospitality tray and most are served by

the lift.

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Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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