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Shanklin Chine, Shanklin

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The wooded coastal ravine of Shanklin Chine sits as the Isle of Wight's mini-Shangri La. Start your visit at the heritage center, where you can learn about the site's natural history. Embark on one of the trails and amble past waterfalls, lush vegetation, and towering trees. The chine drops 32 m (102 ft) to the sea over the course of 0.4 km (0.25 mi). Keep your camera ready, because you might spot gray chipmunks, parrots, Asian blue quails, and Chinese golden pheasants. With entrances and exits at both ends, you can walk either up or down. A fisherman's cottage sits at the bottom, though, and a home-cooked meal with a locally brewed ale on the sundeck makes a fine way to top off your visit. Work out when and for how long to visit Shanklin Chine and other Shanklin attractions using our handy Shanklin tour itinerary maker app .
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  • It is a lovely little walk. Used to be smugglers route, to avoid the authorities. The air is so clean there. Plants and vegetation overgrown. True gem.  more »
  • A well kept attraction steeped in history, we started from the top end of the chine walking down the steps through the chine which the gardens are very well kept. At the bottom end we looked through t...  more »
  • Despite the frequent invasion of (no doubt welcome) visitors this chine still manages to convey a message of natural tranquillity, said to have been much loved by the poet Keats who often stayed nearb...  more »
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  • First time we've visited the Chine, it was so peaceful and relaxing. Not *too* difficult for my severely sight impaired dad to navigate with the help of his carer. Really enjoyed taking in the ‘magical’ atmosphere of the chine, and to learn more about the P.L.U.T.O mission as well. Would come back again!
  • I love waterfalls. Be it small or big. I find the place relaxing with the sound of natures; water flowing,birds singing and the atmosphere of the place. The place was even lovelier when the lights are on from 6pm onwards and the lights comes in different colours too. It was enchanting ^-^
  • Great place for an interesting walk. Not very big but worth a visit. Good info at entrance and cafe with good coffee.
  • This place is surreal with the small waterfall and the nice walk from the top of Shanklin to the beach through this little man made paradise. Make sure you go past the bird sanctuary and I would recommend visiting them around 18:30 when the light go on.
  • We had a lovely evening stroll up the Chine used to come here as a kid. Glad to have visited in its 200th year. We couldn't stop laughing at the Parrots and the lighting up the Chine was stunning.

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