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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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Worth Having a Look

We, grandparents, our son and his two girls aged 14 & 10, visited on a day that was threatening... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherril E
Auckland, New Zealand
Worth the visit for a photo of the Needles

As a defector to English Heritage from the National Trust I had to pay for the car park and found... read more

Reviewed yesterday
St Neots, 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

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 yesterday

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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very weird! Like stepping into some bizarre parallel universe with a few dated fairground rides and a sweet shop where you could pay to watch them make sweets and a glass shop where you could pay to watch them blow glass! Cable car down to...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is Geological formation on the east coast of the isle and is worth a visit. check out the weather before you head there. There are some fun rides for kids, cafes, ice cream shops, souvenir shops and some food places and definetly certain beautiful...More

Thank Iaintbother
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth a visit whilst on the Isle of Wight, but best on a good day. There is car parking which is free for National Trust members otherwise it’s £5.00. The views of the Needles are excellent. The site itself is commercial with an amusement...More

Thank Kendie2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a trip out to see! There are plenty of ways to get to it and lots of places to eat and rest. The view is breathtaking and has plenty of lovely walks around the cliffs. The needles them self are a bit small...More

Thank Adrian O
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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