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Address: Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 754772
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Interesting attraction.

This is a very interesting, historical attraction. We thought it would take about an hour to go round, whereas we spent a good four hours looking round. The national trust has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Diane I
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Cirencester, United Kingdom

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting, historical attraction. We thought it would take about an hour to go round, whereas we spent a good four hours looking round. The national trust has provided lots of interesting information to read and a particularly interesting video in the rocket testing area of the new battery with some interactive items for children. The walk... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

fantastic views from this wonderful location, as a very interesting history, which keeps people of all ages interested

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We took the open top bus from Yarmouth to the needles old battery. We enjoyed looking around all the buildings at the top of the cliff, the view of the needles and lighthouse was unbelievable, as was the rocket expedition which told us about using the battery for rocket launching/testing. There was a shop/refreshments kiosk. The open top bus stopped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visited here the end of July. Beware you have to pay £4.50 for parking before you even think of doing anything else and then you have to pay for every attraction there. I would recommend going on the chair lift over the cliff and down to the beach it is a cool experience. You can buy a photo after but... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Superb views and a walk lot for the faint hearted. So it might be unsuitable for those less able. But the trek is well worth it as the views of the bay and the west Solent are wonderful.

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Hitchin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I loved our boat ride out to the needles and lighthouse and we got some great photos. I didn't enjoy the lengthy queue to get in the car park and it being £4.50, we went about 11.45 am and by the time we drove out hour and a half later queue length was double! That said I wouldn't have wanted... More 

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Aylesbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went on a misty day, which was a mistake, as you couldn't see the needles from the chairlift, and the boat trip was cancelled because of the weather. Still, we had a good time, with the glass blowing, and sweet making giving us a learning experience, as well as a break from the drizzle. The chair lift were fun, though... More 

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Kettering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a brilliant visit to a place I last visited approx 38 years ago. I didn't appreciate it as a child, but a revisit is a must. Incredible views and the guys running the cable car were extremely friendly and took care to make sure everyone; young and old got on and off safely. The day was very very... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A well thought out NT property, with varied rooms, tunnels and lookouts. The closest you will get to the lighthouse without being in a boat or 'copter. Unfortunately no parking available so you have to choose between a couple of miles walk from Alum, a pricey bus-ride or £4.50 carpark in the Needles/Alum Bay experience. But if you are visiting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is simply gorgeous! I can't wait to go back there, but this time to walk along the coast. The open top bus tour is amazing.

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Address: Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 754772
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Totland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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