Our Model Village in Godshill is a 1/10th scale version of the village of Godshill and Shanklin Old Village and chine, two of the oldest tourist areas on the Isle of Wight. Our houses are fantastic replicas of the real buildings, made with sand and cement so they weather as they age. We thatch them just like the real thing using authentic materials and methods.
I'd say you need to allow an hour here to fully appreciate the details of the little scenes around the model houses. On a sunny day you can join us for a cup of tea. So you could easily combine a visit to us with a leisurely wander around the real Godshill village and take a day here.
We pride ourselves on having the most detailed landscaped gardens on the Island with over 3,000 ornamental conifers and shrubs. Many are coarse bonsai treated to maintain their scale with the buildings...they really are amazing. It is called 'coarse bonsai' as they aren't in pots - you really need to visit to see how manicured they are. See what our visitors have said about us!