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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
0871 720 0022
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Ranked #4 of 5 attractions in Totland
Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived late because there was no parking earlier in the day but still had to pay full price for the car park for what amounted to the last hour of the day. The place is expensive and mainly aimed for children. My husband and I enjoyed the chair lift down to Alum Bay although this cost us £8.00 which... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

if planning to go during summer months check which days is late opening night - everything is open till 9ish with fireworks starting 9:30pm, we had a really nice day out. We didn't arrive till 1pm and made mistake of getting the unlimited pass for the chair lift, didn't need it as didn't have time to return to beach and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ok - the good.. The glass blowing demonstration was a great demonstration of real skill, well presented. The sweet making was also good and as before, well presented. The bad - the food was shocking, throwback to 1990's uk theme park processed rubbish - unbelievable that they should dare to sell such garbage nowadays - but your a captive audience... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Too busy. Too expensive. Too tacky. I would not recommend this place to anyone. It is dirty, crowded and expensive. This is not a nice day out and will definitely not be returning.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great day out car park is limited and there is a charge but you do get a book of vouchers there is lots to see and do here little shops food places a chairlift to the beach great views on them but have to queue a viewing tower for the needles and a boat ride to go and see... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited the Needles as part of a coach tour so didn't have to pay for parking. There are various shops at the entrance including a sweet shop, gift shops, glass shop - lovely items of glassware available and demonstrations. It does seem to be a bit of a money making area, but we just went on the chair lift to... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent family day out. Pay initially for parking (£4.00 per day) and then only pay for the attractions that you want play/visit. Visit on a Thursday when they have fireworks in the evening and you will full entertainment all day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely drive to see the Needles only to find a money grabbing operation based there!!!! And £4 to park ... errr no ty ... shame on you whoever let these idiots set up this monstrosity at what was a beautiful location... and block off access to such a wonderful landmark.

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King's Lynn
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited The Needles Park with our almost-6-year-old and all three of us had a great day! Chairlift, boat trip, sweet demo and carousel were all highlights but the whole day was brilliant. Good family-friendly food, loads to do and a beautiful setting. Also took the open top bus tour to The Needles Battery - well worth the trip, again... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

lovely views. Kids park was good. fire works on Thursday are awesome. Kids loved it. Take lots of cash for the tokens etc. sky ride was excellent - went on twice :) boat trip out was great also ! IOW is a greta place.

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