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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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Amazing place

A must visit if your visiting the isle of wight.Go on the cable car what a view.Dont go on if you dont like hieghts as its a steep drop when you go down the face of the cliff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
6 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited here with my husband in early May. I felt that Alum Bay was a little run down and tacky to be honest. You pay £4.50 to park but then have to pay for the chair lifts and all associated rides, workshops etc... Which was a little cheeky. Went on the chairlift which I found a little scary but was... More 

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Lincs UK
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17 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We wanted to visit the Battery but found we had to pay £4.50 to park before walking up the hill which proved too steep for me. The whole area was over-run by coach parties with consequent crowds everywhere. We took the cable car trip which showed the degradation of the cliffs at Alum Bay. Other than that we wished we... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A must visit if your visiting the isle of wight.Go on the cable car what a view.Dont go on if you dont like hieghts as its a steep drop when you go down the face of the cliff.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a definite must do if you're on the IOW but its not cheap and we found it annoying that after paying for the carpark, you were then expected to pay extra for anything else you wanted to do. However, the cliffs are stunning and its worth the ride on the chair lift and possibly a boat ride out... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We could not see the Needles at all. The site does have an extensive history. The story of its rocket testing and satellite launching is very interesting.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Needles themselves are an amazing thing to see and they were definitely one of the highlights of our trip to the Isle of Wight. The sight itself has a small amusement with it and they sell bad food way too expensive. A 0,5l litre bottle of water was 1,70.

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TheNeedlesLandmark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I was sorry to hear that you think we are overpriced, we do check prices and make sure that we are competitively priced. If we can be of any further assistance, then please do not hesitate to contact us via The Needles website. More 

cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

we had a fantastic family day here, there was so much to do from watching glass blowing and sweet making, the chair lifts, golf, 3d cinema and lots more. a great relaxed day with happy children

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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 lot of fun at The Needles Landmark Attraction! If we can be of any further assistance, then please do not hesitate to contact us via The Needles website. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you again! More 

Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Mostly a place for the kids to enjoy. The best thing to do is the Chair car and the 4D Cinema. The chair car takes you to the beach where take a boat ride to the needles or just take a sun bath on a nice sunny day.

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TheNeedlesLandmark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. It sounds like you had a fun day here! If we can be of any further assistance to you, then please do not hesitate to contact us via The Needles website. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic history & wonderful views. If your on the Isle of Wight you've got to put this on your visit list. Costs a few pounds for entry but the contribution to the National Trust is well worth it.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whilst on the Isle of Wight we had to visit the Needles, parking was steep at £4.50 but compared to elsewhere on the island this isn't too bad for a day. We walked down to the Needles and as National Trust members we could go into the Old Battery and get a great view - if we hadn't been members... More 

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TheNeedlesLandmark, Public Relations Manager at The Needles, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments. You are quite correct, we do provide a lot of employment for the Island, we are one of the biggest employment providers in the summer season. If we can be of any further assistance to you, or you have any more comments of queries then please do not hesitate to contact us... More 

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