One of the country's most desirable holiday destinations, the Isle of Wight is well known for its stunning natural beauty. With acres of green farmland and miles of dramatic coastline, there's a view to suit visitors of every taste. It's not only the nature on the island that is beautiful, though. Godshill is a village as pretty as any other in the country. The village is so proud of its appearance, that it's made a model of itself. With so many excellent hotels in the area, the Godshill Model Village is an absolute must for your holiday itinerary.
The Godshill Model Village
The model village of Godshill was first put together in 1952. Having fallen into disrepair soon after, the model was bought by a family who have since enthusiastically rejuvenated the project, turning it into one of the island's foremost attractions.
The model depicts Godshill itself, as well as the old village of Shanklin. With a scale of 1:10, the model is so detailed that it even includes itself. And within the model is another model village!
The miraculously crafted village is surrounded by lovingly cropped bushes. There's a gift shop on-site, as well as a refreshment hut.
Accommodation near the Model Village
Godshill's relatively central location on the island means that visitors can look in almost every direction for accommodation. The Koala Cottage is a boutique B&B that offers visitors the opportunity to stay in the picturesque village of Godshill itself. There are plenty of great walks from the village, and a shop for supplies.
A short way to the south of Godshill, the nearby town of Ventnor is another popular spot, packed with fabulous hotels. The Victorian seaside town also boasts a number of places to eat and drink, as well as a host of independent shops to browse by day.
Of course, one of the island's main draws is its coastline. To experience the best of the shores, visitors can head to Freshwater Bay in the far west, or to Bembridge, in the east. In either direction, you're sure to find some of the finest hotels on the Isle of Wight.