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You might be planning an Isle of Wight Holiday and have no clue about attractions to visit during your stay. Well if you have ever fancied pretending to be a giant or just appreciate well crafted miniatures, then the model village in Godshill is the place for you. This great attraction is a set of miniature models representing the villages of Godshill and Shanklin during the 20’s and 30’s.

Why not visit the actual villages of Shanklin and Godshill before visiting the model village and then you will be able to spot the buildings and streets you have seen. This will be easy for Godshill as the attraction is based in the village.

The villages include 1/10th scale models of churches, pubs, airfield, schools, houses with thatched roofs, villagers, hot air balloons and even some Morris dancers.

Great detail has been placed on the 2,500 individual shrubs and conifers that surround the buildings.

One of the most impressive features at the model village is the fully operational garden scale railway that will no doubt entertain young and old alike.

It is said it takes around 45 mins to walk around the attraction at a reasonable pace so it is best not to only plan visiting here for the whole day. One fun way to extend your visit is to complete the family quiz sheets that are provided, which is a great activity for children and helps to ensure they take in all the details of the village.

If you fancy returning to the model village while on holiday, the attraction allows re-entry within the same week as your visit.

The owners Stuart and Penny Dyer encourage visitors to take lots of photos while visiting and if you take any you feel are really impressive then you can e-mail them a copy at info@modelvillagegodshill.co.uk.

So next time you having a Short break on the Isle of Wight why not pay a visit to the Model Village in Godshill.

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