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Blackgang Chine

Near Ventnor PO38 2HN 01983 730 052

We say

A delightfully idiosyncratic mishmash of attractions in 40 acres of Victorian gardens audaciously clinging to an eroding cliff edge, Blackgang Chine is a huge favourite with children – and appreciated by adults for its inspired creativity and the incredible panoramas of the South Wight. The rides are fine, but be sure not to miss the BBC Coast exhibition. This tells the story of the island’s coastline with an excellent video, complete with groundshaking landslide effects, explaining how the village of Blackgang has slowly disappeared into the sea. A fun extra is the cleverly lit walk-through whale skeleton, discovered in 1842.

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Adults and children £12.50 off-peak; £15 at peak times (school and bank holidays). All tickets are valid for 7 days after entry.


  • Café
  • Events & Activities
  • Gift Shop
  • Rides & Attractions

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April–Sept daily peak times (school and bank holidays) 10am–6pm; off-peak 10am–5pm: Oct to early Nov 10am–4.30pm.

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