Godshill, Isle of Wight
Legend has it that villagers tried to build a church at the bottom of a hill. Each night large stones would disappear from the site, reappearing at the top of the hill. After three days it was assumed that God wanted the church built on the hill, and the village became known as Godshill. Today, Godshill is a quintessential English village, with thatched-roofed cottages, a pretty medieval church and an olde worlde main street full of traditional tea shops.
Visit The Model Village, where many of the Island’s sights are recreated in miniature, and The Old Smithy, a former blacksmith's forge, which is now a gift and clothing shop. The Nostalgia Toy Museum features a large collection of toy cars and lorries by Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Triang and Hornby, as well as other popular toys from days gone by.
Things to do in Godshill
- Stroll around the quaint local village shops, selling a selection of local crafts and produce such as cider, pickles, mustards and biscuits.
- Take time out to enjoy a cup of tea and some homemade cakes or buiscuits at one of the cosy village tearooms.
- Visit the model village,which depicts the local area in miniature.
Our favourite place to eat in Godshill has to be The Taverner's; a large but cosy pub where all the food is frshly cooked to order, with lots of seasonal specials.
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