Shanklin Chine



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Part of Britain's national heritage, this scenic gorge at Shanklin is a magical world of unique beauty and a haven for rare plants and wildlife. A path winds through the ravine with overhanging trees, ferns and other flora covering the steep sides. Part of the WWII P.L.U.T.O. pipeline can be seen in the Chine, with a permanent exhibition house in the Heritage Centre.

Shanklin Chine
12 Pomona Rd, SHANKLIN, PO37 6PF


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Lower entrance from Esplanade suitable for wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Easter-Sep and Oct half term, 10am-10pm. Light/illuminations from June 7pm

About the area

Discover Isle of Wight

There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.

Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.

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