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Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

This tour combines different parts of the defences that once protected the Island from invasion. Starting at Shanklin seafront with its dramatic sandstone cliffs – a geological wonder. Learn why these cliffs are even more rare than the coloured cliffs of Alum Bay! Short walk to discover Shanklin’s Royal past and how it then became the centre of WW2’s most ambitious engineering project – PLUTO. Visit Shanklin Chine (optional and chargeable) – the Island’s very first tourist attraction, - enchanting sub-tropical vegetation and a romantic waterfall – plus a PLUTO exhibition. After this visit, head up the hill to visit the headland above Sandown for a panoramic view over Sandown Bay to distant Culver Cliff. On to Sandown Barrack Battery – close-to inspection of one of many Palmerston forts built to protect the Island against a perceived threat of French invasion in the 1860s.

Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

 

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