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Isle of Wight Holiday Blog

New 360 Photo Tour

We are so excited about our new 360 photoshoots that we thought we would share a sneak peek of some great work we had carried out by a very nice gent called Simon from OnTheWight – with help from Visit Isle of Wight –   We hope to have these live on our website galleryRead More

HotelsCombined recognize The Clifton amongst the best hotels in the United Kingdom

Shanklin, United Kingdom, 11 July 2018- HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within the United Kingdom. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence. The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence is not aRead More

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