Why not combine a few things to do in one place - Shanklin Old Village?

  •  Gift shop browsing
  • Visit one of the 4 village pubs and one Hotel for a drink or meal
  • Walk to Rylstone Gardens nearby
  • At the edge of Rylstone Gardens are great cliff views of Shanklin South Beach below, use the steps there for a good shortcut to the beach!
  • A few small restaurants, chip shop, a few tea rooms some with excellent patios/gardens in which to relax.
  • Shanklin Chine and top entrance is here. Local Park and cricket ground are also nearby.
Pencil Cottage, Shanklin Old Village

Shanklin Old Village:

We find this is popular with visitors and it is likely please more people especially if in a group or family and it makes a change to do two or three things in one outing.

Shanklin Old Village has many thatched buildings and has many gift shops, cafe's, tea-rooms and as a result is very popular amongst visitors for browsing, there are also several nice pubs and restaurants not to mention Rylstone gardens which is a bit of a partly hidden gem.  There are FOUR places in which to have a drink within yards of each other! Shanklin Park and cricket ground are also not far from the village. 

Car Parking: Park at the one and only Car Park {do not waste time trying to park on a side street somewhere because there are strict no parking limits for non-residents} in the centre of The Old Village.

The South part of Shanklin Beach is not that far away it is just that it is out of view and on a lower level.  There are at least three different ways to get to the beach from The Old Village by not using your car. Here they are;