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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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How this place has changed over the years and not for the best! It has been turned into more of a theme park, every thing you want to do or see you have to pay for. We had to que... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

How this place has changed over the years and not for the best! It has been turned into more of a theme park, every thing you want to do or see you have to pay for. We had to que for the car park for 20mins and then there was no room so had to pay turn around and park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The coastal path, which is very well signposted, goes near The Needles, which are the chalk cliffs remaining of what was once a landbridge to the mainland, ending where now are Old Harry Rocks. One can visit part of the Battery for free, but part is National trust, and thus rather expensive to visit. From the natural trust you come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you have read the reviews before you go you know of the pitfalls. So we took the needles breezer which we wanted to do anyway and we didn't have the car park experience. The chair lift down to the beach is amazing as is the slow boat out to the Needles and back. You can do as little or... More 

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Bolton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Firstly, ask yourself, "What do I want when I go to see the Needles?" If you only want to admire the scenery, then i'd suggest you pack a picnic, and park up a mile or so away from the tourist centre and walk along the coastal path thereby avoiding the log jam of traffic and the "not very nice" tourist... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Hadn’t been to the Isle of Wight before so thought we would do the standard tourist things. We were not disappointed. Watch out for queues of cars and a very full car park. But still worth the 15 min wait we had. You pay to park and are given a sheet of discount tickets. The layout of the place is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a day trip to the Isle of Wight and The Needles was one of our stops. First problem, the complete lack of organisation of the carpark. Took over 30 mins from the entrance to the parking spot, as no one seemed to know what they were doing and only one attendant taking money. Second problem - you have to... More 

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Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not the place for us but to be fair if you have small children it's probably a good half day out. Our main problem was that despite the IOW being generally dog friend The Needles is not. It was a rainy day and not where accepted dog inside so ended up drinking takeaway coffee on a wet bench. It's a... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Pay for the parking and no entry fee. Great place to take children and let them explore the main pedestrian area. Typical seaside stalls but the added attractions of Alum Bay coloured sand with which to fill glass bottles, a sweet manufacturer to tour around and a glass works to watch them making items. Easy to kill several hours including... More 

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Wrexham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the needles with a group of adults and children. The weather wasn't the best but was still looking forward to the attraction. Ver disappointed when we got there. Bought tickets to go on the chair lift and for the 4D cinema attraction. Went on the lift to the beach. What is the point of it I don't know. Got... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

having visited the needles recently the car park costs are high and when you enter the actual attraction its a little disappointing very little there to do

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