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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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South Staffs
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stunning scenery. Take the chair lift down to the beach and see the coloured sands. Quite a few other attractions as well.

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Essex, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited The Needles Park at Alum Bay recently so that my wife could see the Needles for the first time. Whilst she was impressed by the Needles themselves, she was too nervous to take the chair lift, which was a shame as I have enjoyed the ride in the past. As to the other attractions, I would suggest that,... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I loved The Needles a must visit. Loved it and loved going on the famous chair lift even though I was nervous it was fabulous well worth a visit

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We saved on the exorbitant car park fees which others have commented on in their reviews by dint of taking the Needles Breezer - an open top bus which runs from Yarmouth along a very scenic route to Alum and then right up to the Needles. The last bit of the run is quite hair-raising with tight turns on a... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited the Needles Park whilst on a short break to the Isle of Wight with our granddaughter. We went here specifically for our granddaughter to make a coloured sand souvenir for her Mum & Dad and had not planned for a long visit. The Needles are (like most attractions on the island), easy to get to just drive West... 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 interesting 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. More

Mossley, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Absolutely not to be missed the journey down to the beach was exhilarating and once down there so interesting

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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. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Looks tired and could do with some investment. Can't say it's rubbish as it is a good visit and good for small children. It was good to watch sweets been made but weird how most demonstration stopped at 4pm. Everything seemed to close at 4.30 which was strange as there was a lot of people about.

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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

Canmore, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's like stepping back in time.... Tacky gift shops, expensive old rides.... Shame as it kinda spoils the view of the magnificent cliffs.

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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

Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a wonderful full day in August, using our Tesco clubcard points for saver tickets, which covered everything including food and gifts in the shops, as well as chair lift, sand shop, glass demonstration and sweet factory. As we had saved money on this, we were able to go on the boat out to the Needles and the kids... 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. More

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The chairlift was a novelty, enjoyed the journey down to the beach and the views were spectacular. took a trip on the boat that takes you out to the needles, was worth doing though not sure it warranted the £5.50 price tag. The upper part of the park was mainly aimed at children, had a few gift shops and a... More

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