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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
0871 720 0022
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Totland
Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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plymouth, devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent our last afternoon on the island here. Was very enjoyable, the sweet making and glass displays were very good. Glad we went when it was quiet, but had been told it is great in the summer as they have firework displays.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Although not the best attraction in the world, you must visit. If nothing else, you must take the chair ride down to the beach and view the Needles from there. Places to get some food and drink and have a game of crazy golf. The good thing about this place, is that the main attraction is viewing The Needles. That's... More

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Good park with some amazing views! Chairlift is cool! but a bit disappointed at the bottom with the beach not having a shop or café. Quite expensive though.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

4 quid to park the car tatty place expensive food very rude staff don't bother going if I was you try out other places on the island

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great views to be had of the needles and lighthouse on a clear sunny day. But the entertainment, children's rides and shops were dated (I don't think the park lived up to the advertisement in the tourist info)

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We came here for an afternoon trip. 5 adults a baby and dog. Parking was £4 which I though was expensive . Only 3of us went on the chair lifts down and back up. It was amazing! Last time we came here was 1994 and I was only a very young child and always remembered the chairs but not being... More

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Visited mid Sep14 and deliberately, avoided the tacky attractions at the top of the cliff to see the Needles and Alum Bay. It costs £4 to par the car (which is not too bad all day) and there is a fee for the chair lift down (ask for a return ticket) but you can walk down the steep path f... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent day out. See it at its best in good weather, The chairlift is not too expensive used both ways. Walking down to the beach and back is not as challenging as it appears, we did both chairlift and walked. The short boat trip is well worth the modest cost. Make a day of it if possible and visit the... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very scenic and interesting. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Also visited the Battery which again was great. You can go up to the top on an open top bus, a bit scary but stunning, but we had our car. We had a disabled lady with us and the facilities were great.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

As four retired people we were pleased with accessibility but found the area very commercialised. Good amusement area for families and basic well priced food. A must for kids is to fill figurines with the different coloured sands - a nice momento to take home. If visiting the battery be warned it is a good 30-minutes walk up a gentle... More

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