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Monday, January 09, 2012

Godshill Village in Isle of Wight

On our recent trip to Isle of Wight, we stopped for a couple of hours in Godshill village. The Godshill village is pretty and quaint old village where most of the houses have thatched roofs. There are lots of tea houses, gift shops, a few restaurants, pubs and even a lovely church atop a small hill.


Our coach dropped us off near the coach park area and we walked through the little village taking in the sights. There is a "Model Village" in Godshill which most visitors go to. Its a nice attraction where you can spend some time. The Model village is a 1/10th scale version of the village of Godshill. Kids and adults will both like it.

There are many cute tea gardens in Godshill, where you can enjoy your cuppa sitting in the well maintained gardens. We also came across a wishing well on our way through the village.









Atop a small hill is the All Saints' Church of Godshill. There is a legend associated with the church. When the church was being built, the initial foundations were laid on a flat surface in the village. However, every morning the stones used for the foundation were found moved to the hill where the church is seen today. The builders moved it back many times, but finally gave it up and built the church on top of the hill. Thus the name - Godshill.


 

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