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Isle of Wight Holiday Blog

5 Reasons a British Summertime holiday beats those abroad

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 staycation wins every time!Read More

Enjoy a couple’s retreat this summer on the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking to treat your other half to a romantic weekend away from the stresses of daily life, look no further than a trip to The Clifton. Our location in Shanklin makes us the ideal spot for a Isle of Wight Couples Retreat enjoying each other’s company and experiencing a deep level of relaxation whichRead More

Enjoy the Island by bike, foot or bus, and escape the car this Summer

When you’re coming to stay at The Clifton, why not leave the car in the hotel car park and instead enjoy the Island by bike, foot or bus instead? If you’ve got the weather for it, as we often do here on the Island, then we’d always recommend getting out and about and making theRead More

Rylstone Gardens Events

Rylstone Gardens is a little gem located just by the side of Shanklin Chine, The public gardens feature a number of mature trees that are visited by some of the Islands famous Red Squirrels. There is a café and a Crazy Golf course on the site of the former kitchen garden, and a memorial toRead More

The Clifton’s Top 5 Wight Special Treats

There are many reasons why visitors flock to the Isle of Wight, whether it’s to recapture childhood memories of school holidays building sandcastles on the many wonderful beaches, to escape the hustle and bustle of busy city life, for the fascinating historical buildings or just to relax in the sunshine, the Island has lots toRead More

The Clifton’s Top 5 Isle of Wight Beaches

 The Sun is shining and the mercury rising, so what better way to cool off than a dip down at one of the Islands award-winning beaches. Being on a small island you’re never far from a beach, and we are blessed with some of the best in Europe, from long stretches of golden sands toRead More

Henry Beauchamp – The Isle of Wight’s very own King

I wonder how many people who cross The Solent to holiday on the Isle of Wight, or for that matter how many residents of the Garden Isle, know that the Island once had its very own king? There is a clue, it’s the historic town of Brading which holds the title of “The Kynges Town”,Read More

The Clifton shows you the 7 wonders of the Wight

Wondering what draws so many tourists to the Island every year? Here at The Clifton, we know that it’s more than just the fabulous weather, the interesting food and the fun things to do – it’s the Seven Wonders of the Wight too.   We often talk about them here on the Island, and thereRead More

Staying in Shanklin this Summer? Here’s all you need to know:

Here at The Clifton, we love our Shanklin location. We love being such a strong part of this traditional, historic seaside resort – just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful golden sands of Shanklin beach and right in the heart of it all. If you’re staying with us this summer, and want to knowRead More

We are in Tripadvisors HALL OF FAME

It has been an AMAZING and very busy weekend here at The Clifton. First, let’s start with the Isle of Wight Festival celebrating its 50th anniversary, with many of our guests attending the festival either to work or play it certainly made for an exciting time. And we have just heard we’d won a TripAdvisorRead More