Shanklin Chine celebrated its 200th Anniversary Year in 2017 making it the Island’s oldest established tourist attraction. Millions of visitors have passed through the stunning tree-lined gorge, gazing at its breath-taking natural beauty…an inspiration to generations of visitors for two Centuries. A Sight of Nature Conservation – Shanklin Chine is now a registered Charity (1173637) to ensure it is preserved for future generations.
“The wondrous Chine here is a very great
lion; I wish I had as many guineas as
there have been spyglasses in it”
John Keats – July 1819
There are few places on the Isle of Wight, let alone England, that can boast such a tranquil and picturesque location. The Chine truly is a natural spectacle, carved by Mother Nature’s own hands
over thousands of years. It cuts its way from Shanklin Old Village to the sandy beach and Esplanade far below…and is the perfect place to spend a lazy morning, afternoon or evening.
Seasonal Exhibitions, Tea Gardens, Nature & Heritage displays and Gift Shop – visitors of all ages can enjoy a trip through our glorious Chine.
Wander amid the natural tranquillity until dusk, and then enjoy the hundreds of lights illuminating the narrow paths, streams and waterfalls during the summer whilst enjoying performances from our talented performers playing every week through July & August.
Check our website for illuminated events, including “Music in the Chine” @ shanklinchine.co.uk or telephone 01983 866432 – Open from 22 March 2018.