Shanklin is a popular seaside town with a interesting old village and new parts to it. Old shanklin has a very villagey f el to it with local pubs, wonderful shanklin chine and small shops around it. The newer part of shanklin is where all the shops a re and there are at least 30 shops just down the high street. Theres also shanklins 2 beaches hope and small hope beach ajacent to it.
There are three Anglican churches in Shanklin. St.Paul's Church in Regent Street has the bell from HMS Eurydice (1843), which sank off Dunnose Point and is the subject of a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. St. Blasius Church, Shanklin - better known as Shanklin Old Church - is to the south of the town and has bell ropes hanging in the nave and a fine lych-gate. The Church of St. Saviour-on-the-Cliff, Shanklin is the biggest in the town and is in Queen's Road.
There is a train station which terminates in shanklin but before 1960 that train went to ventnor via wroxall. also the number 2 and 3 southern vectis busses run through shanklin
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