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The Needles

Address: Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
Phone Number: +44 871 720 0022
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Totland
Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Not a lot of attractions on the Island are open in Winter, , that we know. But this was advertised as being open, so we popped in after lunch with the grandchildren. I have never been anywhere more depressing in my life. Everything was shut except the "Gift Shop". Strangled pop music from a bygone era wept out of one... More 

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hatfi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Cable cars were great, hardly had to que. Beach is pebbles not sand. Restaurant was more like a canteen. Nice day out with a couple of little fairground rides.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
172 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Located on the ISLE OF WIGHT - Opposite Southampton and Portsmouth Isle of Wight West side near Freshwater The old gun battery is now open to the public, and the best views of the Needles is gained from there. Stacks of hard rock, harder than the rock that was around them, eroded by wind and rain and sea action. The... More 

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halifax
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

we went to allum bay as part of our five day break it is really nice but as its middle of winter most things there were not open its a little fair ground with a viewing point to see the needles which is a beautiful view when the weather is good you can go down to the beach and see... More 

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Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was a gorgeous day in May. We had arrived from Canada to visit cousins in the New Forest. We had seen photos of the gorgeous Needles, but had no idea how spectacular is the scenery that met us. We took the bus up and just hoped for good brakes and a driver with his wits about him!! It was... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Even on a day visit in June the wind catches your breath. Unfortunatley the chair lift was closed due to weather conditions - the walk down is not for the faint hearted. There is a lot for children to undertake and the sand factory is a must for children. A delighful place to stop have refershments, if you have not... More 

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Somerset UK
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited New Year so unfortunately the glass works and attractions were closed. But there are wonderful walks out to the needles on National Trust land. Reasonably easy walk of about 3+ miles and there is a tea room at the end of the point but it is only open weekends in winter. Pick a nice day and it is very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I came here for the scenery, which even on a cold windy day was wild and beautiful. I did not spend time at any tourist attractions - only 20 mins walk to the lookout over the Needles and chalk cliffs. Then I did 1.5 - 2 hours round trip over the Down to Tennyson monument. Easy walking, mostly flat, well... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a must for all tourists to see at least once. The chair ride is great fun especially when it suddenly dips over the top! the staff really looked after every one, helping old people and those with young children. also there were extremely polite! Well done!

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

tried the sky lift, petrified as don't like heights, but had to do it to appreciate the view, plenty of things to see being made, carpark expensive

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