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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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The needles

We walked to the needles over Tennesson Down from Freshwater Bay my favourite place on the Island... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joan S
Fareham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Stunning natural beauty let down by tat

Alum bay and needles are a must see.so to the chairlift to the beach . But the assault on the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Norwich, United Kingdom
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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 Bay PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked to the needles over Tennesson Down from Freshwater Bay my favourite place on the Island. Then used our National Trust cards to visit the Needles. Then had a sandwich in the restaurant which is a great improvement from my last visit, which was...More

Thank Joan S
Reviewed yesterday

Alum bay and needles are a must see.so to the chairlift to the beach . But the assault on the senses of tatty tacky shops in such natural beauty is just so poor . Nothing can take away the geological natural history. Though some seem...More

Thank ianjw2017
Reviewed yesterday

Having visited the area of the Needles way back in school days and around 7 years ago, this area gets busier and busier, expected during school holidays but you need to get there early as otherwise the touring coaches will snarl up the traffic before...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thought it was a cheek to charge for car parking and then everything that looked like it was interesting restaurant serves cold chips that are silly priced along with poor quality of food and to add insult if you turn up after 3 you can...More

Thank purpleminichris
Reviewed 3 days ago

We, grandparents, our son and his two girls aged 14 & 10, visited on a day that was threatening rain. While the weather held we went on a return chair lift down to the beach. We all enjoyed this, the view is magnificent and although...More

Thank Sherril E
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a defector to English Heritage from the National Trust I had to pay for the car park and found it rather expensive. Good location for photos of the Needles, particularly from the Marconi memorial. It seemed a bit like '70s seaside attractions but no...More

Thank paulm1002016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived not really sure what to expect, it is like taking a step back in time! Some quaint fairground rides but very odd H&S rules!! My son is a week away from turning 4, I was told I had to sit on the tiny...More

Thank Jude C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent organisation as always by the National Trust. Visited first thing so no crowds. Boat trip ok but limited information given during short trip

Thank SussexMatt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this. The views were amazing. Went in the cable car to the bottom and then did the boat trip around the harbour. Quite a few shops to browse in as well.

Thank gayle s
Reviewed 5 days ago

While doing the island tour with just go holidays ,one of the stops was the needles and alum bay. My wife and I decided to go on the chair lift to get a good view of the needles. We got a return ticket and decided...More

Thank allan c
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Stacey G
21 August 2017|
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Response from TheNeedlesLandmark | Property representative |
Thanks Stacey for leaving us a message. Yes you are able to use our Super Saver tickets for food and drink as well as any of the kiosks we have here on site.
8 August 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
Madelaine B
2 August 2017|
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Response from gloriacoppard | Reviewed this property |
yes im almost sure it is open in september