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.
With its collection of traditional tearooms the village contains an interesting range of shops offering local crafts and produce, Godshill also has a very popular and highly detailed model village. The medieval Church (which gave the village its name!) overlooks the village from the hill and its a short but steep climb to the top, there is an excellent selection of places to eat, 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.