Shanklin Chine celebrated its 200th anniversary year in 2017 making it the Island’s longest established tourist attraction. Millions of visitors have passed through the stunning tree-lined gorge, gazing at it’s breathtaking natural beauty...an inspiration to generations of visitors for two Centuries.
There are few places on the Isle of Wight, let alone the UK that can boast such a tranquil & picturesque location. The Chine is a Sight of Important Nature Conservation - natural spectacle carved over hundreds of years.
Amaze at the luscious semi-tropical planting, pretty little bridges and a high waterfall dropping from the top. There’s a drop of 32m (105ft) to sea level in just over a quarter of a mile as you descend and it covers an area of around three acres, but don't worry there are benches to rest your legs and take in the views and you might even see the tame robin or inquisitive squirrel if you’re lucky.
You can walk down to the beach and back again after the sun has gone down. Maybe you could take supper at the Fisherman’s Cottage pub at the mouth of the Chine and wander back through the enchanted light display.
With Seasonal Exhibitions to view, indulge yourself with fresh home-made cakes, scones and tea, inside or outside at the tea shop and be sure to visit the Nature and Heritage displays Gift Shop.
Music in the Chine - Tuesdays & Thursday during July and August.
"The wondrous Chine here is a very great lion; I wish I had as many guineas as there have been spyglasses in it"
John Keats - July 1819"