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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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  • August 21, 2017
    Beautiful setting for an evening stroll although it was quite expensive. Lots of steps but easily negotiated for most people.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Interesting place to visit whilst on the isle of Wight, lot's of little nooks and crannies to look at but best seen at night when the chine is lit up.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Rather expensive but we thought we would visit anyway as we were curious as to what a 'chine' was. Turns out it is like a gorge. There is lots of fauna, & a tall waterfall which turns into a stream wh...  more »
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  • Slightly biased as I used to work there. It's best visited after sundown, when it's illuminated. But, it's also great on a hot summers day, as it's always cool in the chine. I must Say, Andy the current manager has done a great job of not spoiling the chine. The only downside is I feel it is too expensive. They take cards now, including 'contactless'
  • Brilliant went to visit in the evening fabulous. Loved all the lights and the walk around was splendid. The gift shop had so many wonderful items to purchase and staff very friendly and helpful
  • The chine highlights natures beauty close to the coast and the contrast of nature. It has a small waterfall and seems that is what has given this place its unique identity. There is a tea room inside. As there is not much to do or see inside other than a short walk in what seems like Amazon jungle, I don't think the price of entrance is justified. Evening entry was not available during the time we went but maybe the lighting adds more colour and might be the reason behind the pricing.
  • Wonderful experience to walk through the chine, very well preserved and maintained. Also has things to look at, with a few points of interest throughout. Lovely gift shop and cream tea Too! Brings you out onto Shanklin Beach which is perfect!
  • Nice place, expecially in hot weather. (you can cool down there). Entrance 4.50 for day and 5.50 for day and night visit.

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