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Shanklin Chine

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“lovely walk”(127 reviews)
“lit up at night”(30 reviews)
“coloured lights”(54 reviews)
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
+44 1983 866432
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Reviewed today via mobile

A very lovely walk well kept and presented. Must look great at night under floodlight not available in September. Many unusual plants and a lovely tearoom for a break well worth a visit.

1  Thank Pioneer637827
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must see, but for best views of the lights go when dark. Not really much to see and not ideal for people with mobility issues. The older women at the bottom reception is very miserable and rude however a really lovely girl in the coffee...More

2  Thank BZ4eva
Reviewed yesterday

Quite a hidden place but well worth a visit. A deep valley in the landscape creates this peaceful place with steep steps down, waterfall, streams and good look out spots to sea. A nice tea and cake stop deep in the Chine 'forest'. Nice during...More

2  Thank Juliette C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely walk. Takes you down inside the forest right by the waterfalls. Nice Avery as well. Get to see some of Pluto to.

2  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely place to visit ,there is a lovely waterfall as you go in .Best time to visit is just as it is getting dark ,with all the light on it looks like something out of a fairytale .there is a lovely cafe on the walk...More

1  Thank Fran139
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth another visit. Bit of a push if you are not very fit. Don't bother with the pub, closed Monday's. Went back Tuesday evening, by way of the cliff walk. Don't do food. What a waste. Barman said, oh they used to do food, not...More

1  Thank Judith P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The wonderfully illuminated Chins makes for a great post-dinner stroll. It is a good way to learn about Shanklin history and the interaction between the town and some significant historical figures. Between 9 & 10 at night, it is quite quiet. Whether you finish at...More

1  Thank JJfromtheEast
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here whilst visiting family. Most beautiful scenery. Steps steep but ads too the atmosphere. Reasonable price.

1  Thank Sandytea
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very expensive and once been never need to go back. The only saving grace is the views were lovely..

Thank victoria h
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tried to visit the Needles. Pamphlets recommended telephoning if you were disabled when you arrive at the bottom of the big hill to see of there is a parking space available. I acknowledge and understand you are taking a chance visiting and there is parking...More

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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 abponsford | Reviewed this property |
Just over an hour, but as other people have said you can take just a few minutes to walk through if you want to get to the beach or you can stop and have coffee in the cafe. Barry
3 August 2018|
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Response from Sandy F | Reviewed this property |
You can park in the main town car park and it is about 5 minutes to the Chine. I would suggest anyone who cannot walk get dropped near the entrance. There is a handrail down the steps, then a flat walk then steps again. I... More