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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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Its over 60 years since I visited the needles, what a change since the days of clambering down to the beach. The site appears to be owned by a single company, which runs all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Cardiff UK
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Nottingham
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great trip and found there is lots to do for the whole family. The car park is rather expensive at £4.50 but you can catch the bus and once parked the prices are reasonable. We had Tesco vouchers which make the visit seem extremely good value. We enjoyed the zorbinb, gift shop and chairlifts most.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Its over 60 years since I visited the needles, what a change since the days of clambering down to the beach. The site appears to be owned by a single company, which runs all the attractions and retail shops. The chair lift is not to everybody's taste and definitely not mine, if it was a Gondola then yes. There is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I was hoping, expecting to spend a quiet morning enjoying the beautiful views and countryside that I expected to surround Totland and the Needles. Instead we spent 30 minutes in a queue for the car-park and then discovered that the place has been turned in to a very busy, mediocre theme park. Very disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Having not visited the needles for some years, we wanted to show our 5 yr old!. She enjoyed the chairlift, golf and even got to make her own sand dog. The parking was quite expensive at £4.50 but then you did get some vouchers to use (free entry to sweets & glass etc) I'm glad we visited as the weather... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We got to Needles after an hour wait for parking finally on a bust easter weekend and didnt find the place any extraordinary. It was too crowded, with all attractions pretty mediocre meant only to make money. We did not take the chairlift it was very kiddish rather walked down the beach. Even the boat cruses were short and just... More 

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Gloucester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Needles, the chair lift was fun and gave us a great view. We loved the beach and spent a good hour exploring the rocks. The sand shop was good fun and our boys enjoyed filling the glass bottles, they make a lovely souvenir. We also walked the the old battery, this was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Visited here recently with a group of friends - parking is £4.50 for the day, and you can take the chairlift or steps down to the beach (which is pebbly based). We set up with a small picnic, and whiled some hours away chatting and enjoying the view. We then walked around to the Needles viewpoint, which is a very... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth the walk to the needles view point at the new battery. Don't be put off by the fun fair that greets you on arrival, if that's not your kind of thing you can avoid it. Very interesting tour around the old battery, we learnt all about the British space race and satellite launch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great beach and chairlift ride down to it. Could have spent hours skimming stones on the calm sea. The attractions at the top are very expensive though, even with the ticket books, and aren't that impressive, although the 4D cinema was good.

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Thank you for your review. If you would like to discuss your visit further, then please do not hesitate to contact us via The Needles website. Thanks again. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Only popped in here for our Grandson to purchase gifts for his parents and sisters whilst on holiday with us. We went into the Sand Shop where he could fill sand ornaments with the coloured sand from Alum Bay. This is a fun thing for children to do but also unfortunately very expensive!!! Looking round at the other attractions whilst... More 

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