The Belmont - Shanklin, Isle of Wight


There are many Tourist attractions on the Island and is seeped in History and Natural Beauty.

The Island is approx 25 x 13 miles and is the largest of England, located in the English Channel, on average about 3 to 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire. It has over 477 miles of roadways and over 500 miles of pathways and cycleways. For such a small county it is surprising that it boasts 7 golf courses! You’ll also find there are 203 scheduled monuments, 60 ancient monuments and 1910 listed buildings.

Over half of the island is officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also widely recognised as the most important site in Europe for finding dinosaur remains. Remains have been found of more than 20 different types of dinosaur including the largest in Britain at 26 metres long!

For those of you with sporting activities in mind we have supplied links to web sites, routes and maps and diary events so you can get more information.

To see the links just put your cursor over the place your interested in, look for the colour change in the text and click and a new page will open with the information.

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Wonderful hotel lovely warm friendly staff. We were greeted by a lovely lady upon arrival and shown around the lovely building really homely feel great bedroom with good views despite being a bit misty. Amazing selection in the breakfast room only a shame I wasn't very hungry! Cannot rate this place highly enough I'll definitely be returning next time I come to the island :)- Mark P - Abingdon