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Shanklin Chine

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Tranquil walk

Lovely walk through the chine, benches to rest at a variety of points. Bit of a climb back up... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Beautiful landscape like the olden days

Excellent waterfall leading into the idyllic chine. Loads of history. Well worth a visit. Don't... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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Shanklin Chine: Celebrating its Bicentenary year in 2017 Shanklin Chine marks a truly special milestone this year’s as it celebrates its 200th Anniversary as a visitor attraction. The gates to this historic gorge first opened back in 1817, making it...more
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Chine Hill, Shanklin PO37 6BW, England
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All reviews lovely walk lit up at night coloured lights old village return ticket pipe line natural beauty well worth a visit tea room heritage centre steep steps sea front the pub lovely place red squirrels entrance fee gift shop
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

We have visited Shanklin Chine many times and it never ceases to amaze us with it’s natural beauty, night or day theirs something view almost like a magical cavern, every twist and turn has to be admire for being so well kept.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Lovely walk through the chine, benches to rest at a variety of points. Bit of a climb back up afterwards though. Ideal place to take your camera as it's very pretty.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

We went around the chine and all of us enjoyed the whole time and had a very nice nicecsfe at the end of the walk around

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

This place was amazing, first time here and never disappointed with the chine. was suffering with a hangover in the morning but coming here sorted me right out. Came back in the evening for the evening stroll also as it well lit up at night...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TrevorJ1
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Excellent waterfall leading into the idyllic chine. Loads of history. Well worth a visit. Don't forget the to watch the film about Pluto. Pipeline under the ocean. See the squirrel hide and rescued birds. Finish off in the tea room.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Visited Shanklin chine as dusk was falling so the illuminations were on, totally transforms an already picturesque woodland walk, turns it into a real fairytalesque enchanted forest

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

There's not a whole lot to say about the Shanklin Chine. As I understand it, there are a few chines on the Isle of Wight, and they are basically heavily vegetated gullies. The Shanklin Chine has the advantage of being illuminated during at least some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Nice walk through the forests to see the waterfall. Reasonably priced and good for kids. We went with a pushchair - wouldnt really recommend it with one to be honest. Lots of photo opportunities :)

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Again, parking is an issue but we where lucky and managed to find some free parking a short distance away though I would imagine that a lot of tourist come by coach. There is not a lot of information and the signs are ambiguous once...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our two visits to Shanklin Chine, one by day and one in the evening with the illuminations. The children enjoyed wandering beside the streams and over the bridges. The birds were a nice extra touch too. I would highly recommend it!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shona M
25 January 2019|
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Response from Sue T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shona, if you go during the last week in May then I believe they are open later for the season by then. It is beautiful to walk through at any time, but for me, the best time to go would be as close to dusk as possible... More
Paul A
4 September 2018|
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Response from abponsford | Reviewed this property |
The Chime starts off with about 20 steep steps, I don't remember seeing any wheelchair access. Barry
9 August 2018|
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Response from lisapizza47 | Reviewed this property |
over an hour but less than 2