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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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not what we expected

A very strange 'attraction'. All a bit of a hotchpot set up and the chair lift wasn't working. Closed for winter maintenance. We did however enjoy our walk down the steps to the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Denise W
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

£2.50 to park ! There is nothing there ! – You can go into the shops but if you want to see anything you have to pay again at each location. If you drive from Ventnor to Freshwater you have beautiful views and worth pulling over to take in the local beautiy – better still its free ! Don’t waste... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

On visiting the Isle of wight the needles is one of the places you are told to visit and looks pretty in pics firstly we arrived mid afternoon but only alternative car park charge is all day and is a whopping £4.50 disgraceful you only need an hour at the most there is a small viewing platform you can look... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

we have lived on the island for many years and never been to the needles so with our young grandson and 17 year old daughter in tow off we went.The attractions were very good apart from the people demonstrating the sweet making who did not look very happy in their work, things went down hill when we decided to eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A very strange 'attraction'. All a bit of a hotchpot set up and the chair lift wasn't working. Closed for winter maintenance. We did however enjoy our walk down the steps to the beach. Its a good slog back up . There were lots of staff on the site even though it was very quiet. We ate at The Pantry,... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is ok for families - rich families. We went in March when the car park was £2.50 and nothing was open apart from amusements and the coffee shop where we had a machine hot choc. The chair lift was closed and we could not even walk down to the shore so there was nothing to see as it was... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

its a bit like a theme park with amusements etc but the glass making and sweet demonstrations are interesting. Worth going for the cable car ride, kids will love it. You must do a sand ornament :)

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have for many years wanted to see the Needles just off the Isle of Wight but never thought that I would ever do so. However when planning a recent visit to my brother and his family in Guildford it was suggested that we spend a few days on the Isle of Wight which he and my sister in law... More 

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Pevensey, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

One of my big memories of coming to the island was a trip to the needles and in particularly in creating a sand ornament from the coloured Alum Bay sands. The chair lift is excting as it takes you down the cliff face to then beach (there are free stairs). Some young child orientated rides and gift shops, a few... More 

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Okehampton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The day we visited was sunny but freezing so we opted to hike the 3/4miles up the cliff road to the viewing point and well worth it it was! We swerved the old battery but went on up to the needles viewing point and saw the rocket testing sites!! We had no idea wow! We the visited the National trusts... More 

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preston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Fabulous views over the bay. Unfortunately went a week before all the shops etc had opened but am sure lovely in season time

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