Main galleries;   Shanklin Old Village   Godshill   The Needles  Ventnor  Yarmouth Pier

Beach galleries;  Shanklin    Ventnor    Sandown    Steephill Cove    Brook    St. Helens Duver    Luccombe    Bembridge


Shanklin Old Village 1


Shanklin Old Village is a small part of Shanklin itself and contains some of the oldest dwellings the majority of them thatched.  It is on a slightly lower level than the town of Shanklin and is famous for it's small gift shops and tea rooms. There are also several small and unique restaurants, 4 pubs and 1 Hotel Bar, two quite large Hotels, chip shop, and some of the tea rooms are now licensed as well. 

The Crab Inn is a famous sight being on many fudge box fronts and the narrow and twisting road through the village itself slows the holiday traffic down considerably.  Shanklin chine is also accessed from here and is a must on a warm summers night especially when illuminated.

See our Pub guide for personal recommendations of which pub to eat in or simply have a drink in around this area.

The Crab Inn, Shanklin Old Village

The Crab Inn
taken in 2008.  Good food is served here and it is nice to have a pint outside and watch the world go by - it does get very busy in peak season though! 

The entrance to Shanklin Chine is down the narrow road to the right of this picture.  Note the drinking fountain to the right.

A night time view of The Crab Inn taken summer 2008.


Pencil Cottage gift shop is situated in the heart of The Old Village itself. Gardens and a tea room are also behind this shop. 

Go down the lane on the left of the picture to get to Rylstone Gardens and Tea Rooms with pitch and putt and crazy golf. 

Go through these gardens and down a series of steps and you arrive on Shanklin Beach!


Pencil Cottage, Shanklin Old Village 

Thatched roofs of Shanklin Old Village

Many of the properties have thatched roofs. 

Looking down from the centre of The Village where the majority of the gift shops, small restaurants, tea rooms, pubs are.  Not forgetting Shanklin Chine is down there with Rylestone Manor and Gardens with tea rooms with crazy golf or pitch and putt.

Notice the 20 mph speed limit signs which is a good idea because this area does get very busy and the road has a bad bend in it and there is no crossing.   

Shanklin Old Village. 




All photographs produced in this site may not be reproduced, copied or used for other means without my prior permission.