Godshill is the quintessential English Village and boasts some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight. 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. It is also known for being the site of the first-ever Isle of Wight Festival, which took place at Ford Farm in 1968.
Whatever your interests there are plenty of things to do in Godshill during a visit. Along with its collection of traditional tearooms, the village contains 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. 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.
Whether you are looking for a traditional cream tea or a tasty evening meal there is an excellent selection of places to eat in Godshill. The tearooms are a regular haunt for visitors and locals alike, and the local pubs are family-friendly, with high beams and cosy fireplaces and are also highly rated for their food.
With its central location, Godshill makes a great place to base yourself for a visit to the Isle of Wight.
If you are looking for further information on the Isle of Wight or Godshill then stop off at the Godshill Tourist Information Point at the Village Store.
Here you will find a range of free leaflets and brochures on display detailing some of the great activities and attractions on the Isle of Wight, alongside some more detailed maps and guides which can be purchased. Their staff will also help with any enquiries and offer advice where possible. The Godshill Tourist Information Point can be found on the High Street opposite the Model Village.
As Godshill is located near the centre of the Island, there are plenty of direct buses northwards to Newport, across the Island to Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown and eastwards to Ryde.