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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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Scotland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE NEEDLES PARK 'ATTRACTION' A horrible agglomeration of cheap and nasty, kiss-me-quick-type 'attractions' and mausements that would look yucky in Blackpool, disfiguring what should be a pristine clifftop. One can only hope that coastal erosion will work its wonders in the near future. Worse, you are basically obliged to park here to visit the Needles... More

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Bala, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Just come back after a lovely day at the needles park. Arrived just after 10am, got 2 lots of 12 supersaver tickets for my wife and I. at the car park we were given a leaflet with various vouchers to use at the park. We started with the glass blowing demonstration, then looked around the shops. We then caught the... More

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Kelvedon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Arrived early to miss the crowds, park was officially open but half the stalls and shops were shut. Chair ride was good with spectacular views across the sea. Charges are applied to everything, even watching a glass blowing demonstration. Car parking £4, chair ride £8, coffee £2.75.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Go to the island every year, because the weather was not so good we went to visit The Needles the price for the car park was £4.00 no reduction for having pensioners or with a disabled badge. The view is stunning but the rest is so tacky and you have to pay for the chair lift which makes it very... 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

Gosport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The rating above is for the rock formation and the beach with the amazing multi coloured sand. The amusement park by itself would get 2 out of 5 at best. Fortunately we were staying in a cottage just around the corner so didn't have to worry about the car park prices. Unfortunately the day we visited the chairlift had broken... 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

Cranleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

All this place needs is the Needles, the beach and the chair lift (which are quite simply stunning). The amusements are incredibly tacky and unnecessary. Our children (aged 4 and 2) insisted on going on a couple of the rides but as soon as that was ticked off we were out of there.

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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

Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Try the chair lift down to the beach super fun for all ages, sweet making shop, glass shop, sand art making, amusement park, snacks and food stalls. Boat rides to the needles, chair lift goes down to beach not to needles. Beach fun -you can swim or walk and suntan on beach, super views and photo opportunity

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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

Monmouthshire
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I think other contributors have summed it up well. This is an attraction that has been ruined not only by excessive charges, but by a lack of a quality presentation. I think the word 'tacky' sums this place up. It reminded me of an open air 1960's amusement arcade for kids. My friends and I arrived at about 1pm and... 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 contact... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Car park charge £4! Not even a proper car park, all uneven. The rides look like something from a cheap fairground. Advertisement picture looked as if you went to The Needles Rocks, on the chair lift, but did not. Soon left, would not recommended.

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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

Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We went to the Needles for a day out and must say it was great. They have a lot of good attractions for kids and adults and is reasonably priced. We would recommend the chair lift and the walk down to the beach and also the glass making demonstration.

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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

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