Win 1 Of 2 Copies Of Rough Guides’ New Isle of Wight Guide

We’re delighted at Shanklin Holiday Homes to have teamed up with Rough Guides to celebrate the launch of their brand new Pocket Rough Guide for the Isle of Wight.

Just launched, the guide is jammed packed with all the information you need for your next island escape. You’ll find guides for all the major towns on the island, reviews and recommendations for where to visit and eat, essential information and top tips for getting to and around the island, a selection of itineraries and much more!

For Shanklin, local businesses featured include Cavanagh and Baker, The Rock Shop, Pencil Cottage, Rylstone Gardens, No.64, Fisherman’s Cottage and Shanklin Chine.

We caught up with the author, Aimee White, to ask what hidden gems she found on her visit to the island and what she thinks the island has to offer for future visitors:

What surprised me from my research trip was the sheer amount of local produce available: island-roasted coffee, local-made fudge, island-distilled gin… along with chutneys, cheeses, wines and plenty more!

The Isle of Wight is one of those rare UK destinations where you feel like you could be abroad – whether it’s simply by crossing the Solent, enjoying the unique micro-climate or tucking into fresh seafood. Plus, you can truly embrace the great outdoors, from sprawling nature reserves to bracing clifftop walks; I think this will be the main pull for visitors from 2020 onwards.

For your chance to win 1 of 2 copies of the new guide, simply follow us on one of our social accounts – Instagram (@shanklinholidayhomes), Facebook (@shanklinholidayhomes) or Twitter (@shanklinholiday) – and answer the easy question below:

To purchase your guide, visit

Terms and Conditions: One entry per person, entrants must be 16 years old or over and from the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. The two winners will receive 1 copy of Pocket Rough Guide to the Isle of Wight each. The winners will be picked at random and the decision of the judge is final. The competition closes at 12:01am UK time on 03/12/2020 – the winners will be informed by email shortly after this. The winners’ names will be displayed on this website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Every effort will be made to contact the winners, but if they cannot be contacted or do not reply with their details within 7 days of their win being announced, their prize will be re-drawn.