Tucked away in a secluded Dickensian-style courtyard, this small inn is in a quiet, off-the-road…
YMCA Winchester House
“A charming building, with balconies that overlook the sea.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
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Over the last decade or so, YMCA Winchester House has welcomed thousands of children and young people, in groups of up to 100 at a time, across three separate wings. This makes it most popular with all types of organisations; from schools and language groups, to sporting parties and well-being retreats.
- Open all year
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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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