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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Totland
Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must for all tourists to see at least once. The chair ride is great fun especially when it suddenly dips over the top! the staff really looked after every one, helping old people and those with young children. also there were extremely polite! Well done!

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

tried the sky lift, petrified as don't like heights, but had to do it to appreciate the view, plenty of things to see being made, carpark expensive

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the Touristy thing you have to visit when on the island - bit expensive, parking and cable car, shops etc, but its a tourist site so expected. Still lovely though did when I was a kid, did as a child did it as an adult, Just do it as the add says, it is part of the islands... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went there this summer twice. The first visit was good we went on all the attractions 12 tickets for the price of 9. Some of the attractions need re thinking one was an air inflated ball that you could get in and then move along water. Sounds fun but this day was very hot the balls were being inflated... 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 

Fishbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The National Trust section is fabulous as are the cliffs and views. All marred by one of the tackiest tourist trap gift and amusement centres anywhere in the UK.

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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 

Egremont, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited The Needles in early November when the park and surrounding area were very quiet. It's a pleasant 20 minute walk from the car park to the viewing point an it's worth the effort to get photo's of The Needles themselves. We were lucky that it was so quiet as the viewing point is fairly small and I imagine... More 

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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. More 

Rushden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed at the IOW for a week in October and enjoyed The Needles so much we had to visit twice! The boat trip was good value for money and thoroughly enjoyed by myself and two young children. The chairlift ride was scary, but doable for someone who fear heights. We went up and down in it a few times.... More 

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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 fun 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. More 

Dorset
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have given this a 'Very Good' based on what people could see if going in the season. A variety of attractions via a supersaver ticket system in the season which would make it 12 for the price of 9 which is good. We visited on a cool, November afternoon so didn't fancy the walk to the bottom of the... More 

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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 oood day! Please note that it does say on the website which attractions are open at this time of year- you can also call us & we are always happy to help with enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, but in the meantime if... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Worth going if just for the cable cars over the cliff. Not loads to do but it's different. A small theme park it's cheaper to buy the tickets in 12's.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We went just off season but enjoyed looking around the glass museum and at the needles themselves. There was a nice little cafe and git shop. The lift was not on that day.

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