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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Read the other reviews, they're all true... Absolutely amazing natural heritage ruined by some moron who thinks rinsing visitors of all available cash with awful, cheap looking (certainly not the price) tacky amusements is the way to go. Enough to drive you to drink if they hadn't run out of lager on a busy Monday in July... Use the roundabout... More

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Four adults visited The Needles on a beautiful day with a view to going on the chair lift to Alum Sands. We paid £4 for the carpark, and a fee for the chair lift. It was a lovely day and we had fun sailing down the cliffs, looking at the coloured sands and eating an ice cream when we got... More

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England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited here for the 1st time in nearly 20 years and quite a lot has changed, great views from the top looking down towards the needles and was a nice walk down the stairs as we refused to pay the over priced stair lift. We did go on the boat trip which lasted around 20mins but could of got closer... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Absolutely great value day - with Tesco Clubcard boost. Each £9 buys you £12 of 'tickets' - which can be spent anywhere the 'Needles' t-shirt staff are working. We enjoyed the chair lift, 4d cinema (which I thought was rubbish but children enjoyed), and both demonstrations all with tesco days out vouchers. We also bought ice creams and souvenirs using... More

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a great day at The Needles and all it cost was the £4 car park fee for a family of 5. I exchanged £20 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers (which are free) for £80 of Days Out Vouchers prior to the visit and as you get 12 Needles Vouchers for the price of 9, we exchanged them for £108... More

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England
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

£4 for car parking (Although I must accept that it gives free ride on one of the FIXED amusement for ONE person and entry into glass and chocolate factory for free for ONE person only) !, First thing you notice as soon as you get off the car is this token shop. Its made to believe that to do anything... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The glass blowing and sweet demonstrations were quite interesting. The sweet demonstration only happens around 4 times during the day so if you want to do it you need to plan it in. The mini golf wasnt open when we got there (11:00); when we did play it was pretty average. If you are going I would recommend taking tesco... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We wanted to see the Needles as this was our first visit to the island. After paying a £4 car parking charge, we wondered around the various amusements and gift shops, and rides. Everything here is geared to making top money for very little effort. If you are a family with small children it will cost you a small fortune... More

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

Many thanks for leaving us your feedback. Please rest assured that we read every single review and pass all comments on to our management team. If you'd like us to assist with resolving any issues that you may have experienced during your time here, or would like a more detailed response, please don't hesitate to contact us via The Needles... More

Midlands, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the third time we've visited The Needles and I only went back because after all the other times I still hadn't captured a picture of The Needles themselves. And this time I braved the chairlift so I feel better equips to comment. You can cash tescos days out vouchers for here apparently which is a huge waste of... More

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

Many thanks for leaving us your feedback. Please rest assured that we read every single review and pass all comments on to our management team. If you'd like us to assist with resolving any issues that you may have experienced during your time here, or would like a more detailed response, please don't hesitate to contact us via The Needles... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited 'The Needles' on a very hot day, though it was a lot cooler on the west coast. It costs £4.50 to park the car, which covers all day. Bought 2 lots of tickets for £9.00 each, though the value of the tickets was £12. You needed 4 tickets per person for the chair lift over Alum Bay, of which... More

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

Thank you so much for your review; it sounds like you had a really great day! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, but in the meantime if we can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us via The Needles website. Thank you for the comment about our staff member, I'll be sure to pass... More

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