Shopping Trip to Newport
There's nothing like a bit of retail therapy and maybe a spot of lunch somewhere while you are on holiday. Guests at Daish's Hotel can go on a day trip to Newport.
Newport is THE shopping centre of the Isle of Wight and considered by most to be the Islands capital. Here you will find the majority of the large high street shops and super markets as well as some local boutique shops, delis, butchers and craft shops. The town square holds a regular farmers market on a Tuesday where you can pick up Island produce from cheese and relishes to salad, fruit and vegetables.
As well as being a great place for shops the town is packed with interesting places to visit such as the Quay Art Centre, Museum of Island History and the Newport Roman Villa all of which are within walking distance of the town centre, dotted around the town you will also find some places of historical interest and modern sculpture's.
Godshill is a classic English village and has some of the oldest architecture on the island. With its delightful medieval church, charming thatched-roofed cottages and a winding main-street lined with traditional tearooms, Godshill is as picturesque as it is popular.
There is a fabulous collection of traditional tearooms in the village along with an interesting range of shops offering local crafts and produce, such as ciders, pickles, mustards and biscuits.
Godshill also has a very popular and highly detailed model village. First opened in 1952 with models of Shanklin. However when it was taken over by Robin Thwaite in the late 60's he made models of Godshill with the help of the model makers at Pinewood Studios! His family still own and lovingly run it today.
The medieval All Saints Church (which gave the village its name!) overlooks the village from the hill and is a short but steep climb up either the steps or Church Hollow road.