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Address: Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
Phone Number: +44 871 720 0022
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Description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.

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Good for families with young children, for older kids or grown ups not so much!

We came here to see The Needles and the geologically unusual Alumn Beach. Firstly the cost of parking is quite steep at £4.50 for a car and £8.00 for a motorhome. It lasts all... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you come to IOW then you must visit the needles. Carpark costs £4.50 and you get some discount vouchers to use for the attractions. The glass blowing demonstration was superb. The cable car down to the beach was spectacular. This cost us a family of 4 £12 (we used a discount voucher) At the bottom we also took a... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We came here to see The Needles and the geologically unusual Alumn Beach. Firstly the cost of parking is quite steep at £4.50 for a car and £8.00 for a motorhome. It lasts all day, but if you are only there for a short visit it is a bit pricey! They justify the high parking charge by giving you "free... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Love this place. Not really enough here for an all day stay but it's fun all the same. Works out quite expensive if you pay per person for all the stuff, although you can get saver tickets. You have to pay to park too. We used the chair lift & the crazy golf and spent a small fortune in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Despite a long queue and a pricey car parking cost, this was a lovely afternoon out. Potentially very pricey but we traded our Tesco Clubcard points, bought 4 super saver books I think it was and paid roughly the £6 difference. Children had great fun going on the attractions, which vary from 2-3 tickets mostly. So if you have more... More 

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brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I can see what they tried to do, but they made a tacky mess instead. Its a bit like a pier, silly rides and overpriced junk food. But I did enjoy it. If you take it with a pinch a salt. Its a bit silly charging to watch the sweet demonstration although I did find it interesting. I also really... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great views, lovely little shops, including a glass making show. Only thing is it is an expensive half day.

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Witney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Parking was only £4.50 all day and it includes a free visit on a Monday or Friday. Unfortunately the weather was winding and wet on our visit but still managed a couple of hours looking around. We will visit again on Friday. Views are worth the visit.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Quite literally at the end of the road you have nowhere else to go but into their tourist trap ... but you know that before you go, right? If you accept the risk and don't mind a bit of tat, be choosy how you spend then you might get away feeling it was a reasonable deal. First up, the £4.50... More 

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TheNeedlesLandmark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Thank you for your in-depth review. Please do contact us via The Needles website, so we can discuss your issues further. More 

Egham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was the only place I could really stop at when walking from Yarmouth to Brightstone. It is dreadful, utterly dreadful. Quite genuinely even my dog wouldn't eat the food from their canteen. I just hope all the international tourists get to see a better side of England. I thought this sort of place was consigned to the 1970s. Tourist... More 

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TheNeedlesLandmark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please do contact us via The Needles website so we can discuss how we can make the experience of the attraction more enjoyable for all. More 

London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well, I was there when heavy rain and wind just started. Because time was limited I didn't mind, bought a raincoat and sat myself on the chairlift. Well... Just a few shots I could do as the rain made wet my handbag inside, the wind was so strong I had to carry the camera, my bag, and hoodie as well;)... More 

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Address: Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
Phone Number: +44 871 720 0022
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Totland

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