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Isle of Wight Holiday Blog

Better late than never…..

After an extended winter break, we elatedly look forward to unlocking our doors and welcoming back the many eager guests searching for that much needed escape from lockdown. With 2021 being the year of the “Staycation” we think you’ll agree that the Isle of Wight is the ideal place to getaway, with fresh air, beautifulRead More

We’re Winners

The Clifton Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Hotels Worldwide The Clifton Recognized Among Best in UK, Based on Outstanding 2019 Traveller Reviews   Shanklin, Isle of Wight – October 5th, 2020 – The Clifton today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Hotels Worldwide. Based on a fullRead More

Autumn on the Isle of Wight

As summer fades away and autumn colours appear on the trees, there is still so much that the Isle of Wight has to offer, rather than going into a slumber until the following year, the Island re-awakens from long sunny days down the beach with plenty of autumn awesomeness. Autumn is an ideal time toRead More

Isle of Wight – Top 5 Isle of Wight Days Out for a Rainy Day

Snow or Rain? The Suns not shining? Nevermind here are the Cliftons Top 5 Days out indoors on the usually sunny Isle of Wight. 1. Dimbola Museum & Galleries. Dimbola Lodge was the Isle of Wight home of the Victorian pioneer photographer Julia Margaret Cameron from 1860 to 1875. It is now a Museum andRead More


2020 Spring Package Ferry Deal This page has moved to a new home for our latest Special Offers please click here: Isle of Wight Special Offers & Ferry Inclusive Deals Spring is a great time to explore Shanklin and the Isle of Wight, beat the busy crowds and save money with our Spring package ferryRead More

Wight and Shanklin in Bloom Winner 2019

It has been a Blooming Marvellous few weeks for us here at the Clifton, and we’re really pleased to announce that all of our hard work has paid off, with a first-place win in both “Wight in Bloom” and “Shanklin in Bloom”, yes that’s right we got a clean sweep in two of the IslandsRead More

Ideas for a rainy day part 2

 The Isle of Wight is usually known for its sunshine, but what to do when it does decide to rain? Let the Clifton give you a few suggestions. 1.       Farringford Historic House and Estate As you walk around this lovingly restored period house you get a real feel of the history that makes this place soRead More

Shanklin and the Isle of Wight – Whats on Guide

With the summer season kicking off there is so much to see and do on the Wonderful Isle of Wight, Here are just a few of the highlights. What’s on in June on the Isle of Wight.   1st/2nd The Isle of Wight Festival of Running, Freshwater. West Wight Sports & Community Centre PO409XH. 2nd The NeedlesRead More

Isle of Wight Guide – Niton, Chale, Brighstone

On the southwest of the Isle of Wight, you will find a broad expanse of rolling downland stretching from Niton to Mottistone, with the coast nearly always in view it is very popular with both walker and cyclists alike, which is not really all that surprising as most of the area is designated as anRead More

Visit England

Visit England – When it comes to planning the perfect summer holiday destination, there’s usually some sort of decision to be made between staying at home in the UK (having a ‘staycation’ so to speak) or jetting off abroad. There are arguments for both, but here at The Clifton, we think that a UK staycationRead More