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The Needles

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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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A bracing visit

Although our visit was in February, it was thankfully a very bright day, which meant the Needles were visible, if you are more energetic than me there seem to be lots of walks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Although our visit was in February, it was thankfully a very bright day, which meant the Needles were visible, if you are more energetic than me there seem to be lots of walks available. There were a few things open, but the glass works were interesting. I should imagine it not being so much fun if it was raining.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

February, probably is not the best month of the year to visit this well known attraction. The views of the Needles and surrounding bays are excellent but as regards the other facilities, very little was open and the chair lift was not operating. Lots of coaches turned up so I guess the souvenir shop did some roaring business.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A nice walk along the sea side (of approx 1mile) to reach the Needles (as it can't be accessed by car unless you've got a permission). The walk is worth it if the weather is good. Once there go to the cafe with fantastic views to order a tea in one of those very old and classy teapots and cups,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The views are breathtaking especially when the sun is shining. It is a long walk from the car park to the cliff end though, so not for the faint hearted and definitely a no-go if it's raining unless you are really hardy :)

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is good it's free but all around it built up like a little Disney world to make money , view of needles great well worth seeing but the rest not for mexxx

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went in summer but being England we were met with a wave of rain and wind on the Isle of Wight. But don't let that put you off. The chair lift was closed due to high winds but then the wind died down just enough for about ten minutes to get the chair lift down. What an experience that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

There's a great walk from the free car park up to the Tennyson monument & along the cliffs to the needles. Fabulous views. The needles are good although smaller than I thought they would be so a little underwhelming. The shops & amusement park are tired & a bit tacky but overall the needles are worth a visit.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Obviously I must rate this highly as my dad helped build the original chair lift in the 1960s and, as a geologist, I reported on the stability of the coastal slope in the 1990s. I much enjoyed filling many-shaped glass bottles with coloured sands as a child too.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fantastic nature and amazing view. We took the lifts to the beach and tried to come as close as possible... A very great experience - a bit cold though and might be even better to visit during, spring, summer and fall...

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TheNeedlesLandmark, 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. Thanks again! More 

Sandown, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We saw on a Facebook page that after your exhilarating walk up to the battery it was great to come back to the Marconi Tea room for a great cup of coffee. Well this was exactly what we had planned and after our walk were )along with half a coach load of people) disappointed to find the door was open... More 

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TheNeedlesLandmark, 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 

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