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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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Great nature spot but....

The Needles are beautiful and well worth a visit. If you could visit without having to go to all... read more

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Troy M
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Realtors enjoyed the trip to the needles food was good with lots of attraction walk down to the... read more

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Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
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+44 871 720 0022
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Needles are beautiful and well worth a visit. If you could visit without having to go to all the commercial clap trap it would be a lot better. It has the vibe of a gypsy fare. Over priced garbage. Five stars for the actual...More

Thank Troy M
Reviewed today via mobile

Realtors enjoyed the trip to the needles food was good with lots of attraction walk down to the beach or if you want there's the chair lift and fun for the kids with making your own sand ornaments with the different coloured sands

Thank Karen W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok, it was a weekend so was always going to be busy, but don't visit if on a budget. The only thing you don't pay for is to walk. The attractions (if call them that) are expensive and somewhat tacky. The chairlift must take in...More

Thank Pompeyeats
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the needles, pretty much all of the family went on the cable chairs to the sea front, I took the stairs as I wanted to get some pictures of the coastline on the way down. Once on the beach we went on a...More

Thank spansr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here in the peak of the summer and it's stunning on a summers day. The only downside it that is very busy and full of tourists. We have been to loads of tourist attractions on the island when on holiday for 2 weeks....More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seriously disappointing ! We were charged £5 to park in a field regardless of our time spent there ! The place is outdated and tacky ! Spent a fortune in the sweet shop to sample sweets that tasted like they had been around for far...More

1  Thank J S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don your sensible shoes and take a trek up to the point to take in the view. There is also the Battery but we didn't on this visit but you can pay and look around. You can catch a bus if the trek is a...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My God son (aged 10) and I visited on 15th August 2017. Luckily for me I am a member of the National Trust so had the £5 parking fee waived but agree it is cheeky to ask for so much as priority of visitors would...More

Thank joecool1973
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had originally rated this place 2* as the first time I went it was off season & most of the attractions were closed. I gave it another chance with my partner last month and it was a fantastic day out; There was a live...More

Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Disappointed with the park. Chairlift ride is good fun, will not visit again and would not recommend going to visit. We did enjoy the drive as the roads are superb, you get better views on the drive there than actually being there. All rides have...More

Thank Leo135
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Dorset_traveller888
August 8, 2017|
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Response from BGJI | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure they would allow that, I believe the notice says its a two seat chair. babies can be carried in a front facing harness but for a 3 & 6 year old it says children under 1.4 meters high must have an adult with... More
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Madelaine B
August 1, 2017|
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Response from gloriacoppard | Reviewed this property |
yes im almost sure it is open in september
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Jayne_Bond1973
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Anne R | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it is suitable for a dog but I suspect you would have to have him on the lead at all times. It is a great day out. Enjoy
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