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Address: Alum Bay, Totland, England
Phone Number: +44 871 720 0022
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Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.

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Good for families

Had a lovely visit but believe it is more magical for families. For a couple it's just a bit busy and noisy however for a family there is loads to do. A huge bonus as well is that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lesley P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we went it was a rainy day so didn't see the needles. The cafe and gift shop were very good. I bought a teddy bear and an elephant and filled them with the coloured sands. It was great fun. Well worth a visit

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United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely visit but believe it is more magical for families. For a couple it's just a bit busy and noisy however for a family there is loads to do. A huge bonus as well is that you only pay for parking and then for any activities you want to do so could be a relatively cheap way to... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here today with 3 generation of adults! We all found bits of the needles we enjoyed. There is lots of things for the children to do but should imagine that could become quite expensive. We picked up leaflets on the wight link ferry over which gave us unlimited use on the chairlift for half price (£4.50) where a normal... More 

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NorthWest
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited today as a family of four with older children. Had heard it was quite tacky but we were impressed. The chair lift was a treat and the colours of the Alum cliffs was amazing. Had a lovely walk along the shore. Cannot comment on the amusement park as we did not use it but well worth a visit.

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Thank NorthWestLocket
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Paying £5 to park, and although you get money off vouchers, most other things have to be paid for. Families with small children could find it expensive. Having said that, making a coloured sand ornament is a must, and watching sweet making and glass blowing, and a ride on the cable ride down to the beach would be appreciated by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bought supers aver tickets for needles with red funnel ferries for holiday and got a reduced price. Experience was lovely, cable cars were great and went on a fast boat trip from beach (£10 but slow trip available for £5). Watched sweets and glass being made in factories and also walked to the needles battery. Would take a packed lunch... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on a very windy day - car park almost empty and at £5, I could see why - this is the most expensive car park we came across on the island. However the chairlift was fun and gave great views or the needles and the colours of the Alum Bay rocks/sands. The glass demonstrations were good value at a... More 

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Killcare, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

hesitant at first when having to pay 5 pounds for parking, then seeing the tacky rides but as I have teenagers this could be why I had that impression as the rides are more suitable for younger children. The shops are great, lots of little trinkets for gifts, spent a lot of time browsing buying gifts. the chairlift was amazing,... More 

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Tonbridge, Kent
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really visited to say that we had seen the Needles! It is quite a trek to the top if you are walking but there is a bus although I don't know how often it runs. We had a good view of the Needles from the top but they were not as impressive as we were expecting!! Interesting displays and... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some parts of the attraction were very good - thoroughly enjoyed the chairlift ride and the wonderful views of The Needles rocks and lighthouse; also the fantastic colours of the rocks of Alum Bay. I felt that the chairlift itself was outdated compared to others at different attractions and with health and safety in mind, should perhaps be enclosed little... More 

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