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Shanklin is a popular seaside resort on Sandown Bay in the east of the Island. Famous for its sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, chocolate-box Old Village shops and hotels, plus a wooded ravine Shanklin Chine.

Perhaps Shanklin's most famous resident was poet John Keats, and the town also features in Operation PLUTO ("Pipeline Under The Ocean"), an austentacious World War II effort to supply fuel to allied forces in northern France which contributed to the success of D-Day. Parts of the apparatus can still be seen in the chine and at other Island locations.

Best Suited To

Shanklin is best suited for children 7 years and up as well as adults

Shanklin is great for all ages, but perhaps a little overwhelming for the very youngest visitors

Educational Resources for Shanklin

The following Shanklin educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Shanklin is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Shanklin in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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