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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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Expensive but OK

Visited June 19th the car Park is very bumpy and rough although it was free as we were on a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
leasowes
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Beauty spot if clear - geared toward children

The drive here is great - allowed my husband to employ his driving skills Misty so needles could... read more

Reviewed yesterday
laura l
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
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+44 871 720 0022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited June 19th the car Park is very bumpy and rough although it was free as we were on a motorcycle, the place was full of about 5 different school trips but everything needs to be paid for separately which makes it an expensive visit....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The drive here is great - allowed my husband to employ his driving skills Misty so needles could not be seen but never the less a great view Good selection of shops - tea room served good coffee Wasn’t brave enough to try chair lift...More

Thank laura l
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited with my father who relies on a mobility scooter to get around. The car park surface was appalling, both to walk and ride on. No obvious accessible parking areas. No viewing point that we could find. We enjoyed the glass blowing demo but other...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Books of vouchers cost £9 for 12 £1 tickets. The cable car cost £3 per person (ie 3 vouchers can be used per person) so 4 can travel for £9 instead of £12. Walking down we found the steps were not too steep but others...More

Thank Sonja P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love visiting the needles as a family, unfortunately when we used the cable cars it was foggy so the view wasn’t that great but as the day went on and the views became more visible it’s such a beautiful place to be. The kiosk...More

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Plenty to do and see, A must do is a ride down to the beach, on the chair lift, to se the 21 different colours in the sandy cliffs. Visit the shops. If you like walking some nice walks in the area

Thank Barry I
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a bad place to visit if you have kids. If you don't and want a bit of peace and quiet then avoid going at this time of year as the number of school coach outings can be a bit overwhelming if you have mobility...More

Thank Sheffieldlass64
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Needles has something for everyone and the best thing about them is that you only pay for what you want to do. We had a lovely day the Needles old battery is really interesting finding out how they used them in WW1. The underground...More

Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm giving out only 2 stars because when we used the chair lift my wife she got her hand clamped by the protection bar when the staff tried to put down the protection bar. She's been left with a lot of pain and a big...More

Thank Tantagoi A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our whole family (aged 5 years to 69 years) had a brilliant time visiting 'The Needles' attraction. We were particularly impressed with the cable car ride down to the beach. Although we didn't pay extra to do the boat rides, we really did get chance...More

Thank KR35
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liathesanctuary
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Sezza_sAR | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a lot , I believe it's around 180 or Around there but the views are beautiful so use that as a distraction :)
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Wendy M
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Luckylegs59 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure , we did see some children on it. Maybe their website may have some information
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Veronica C
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Little_Feet_out_and_ | Reviewed this property |
If you're after breathtaking views, take the long route via Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor and my absolute favourite, Freshwater. You also could take the faster route via Newport and Yarmouth, although you're going to see... More
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