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Isle of Wight Holiday Blog

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

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

Lucy Lightfoot – True Love of a young lady and a brave young knight.

 The Tale of Lucy Lightfoot – Like many stories of true love, this tale begins with a young lady and a brave young knight. Lucy Lightfoot was one of the most beautiful and popular girls in Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight. She had lived her 17 years in the village of Gatcombe with herRead More

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