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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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I used to spend all my childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight but haven't been for over ten years... read more

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We visited on a not-so-sunny day. It was raining a bit and we were getting fed up with the weather... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Southsea, UK
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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

I used to spend all my childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight but haven't been for over ten years so was really looking forward to it. We changed up £20 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers before we left home for £80 days out vouchers. When...More

Thank Annsinden
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a not-so-sunny day. It was raining a bit and we were getting fed up with the weather so we took the bus from Ventnor. The beach is great. I did feel the attractions at the top were a bit tacky, but it...More

Thank Scyliorhinus
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a day out that could get expensive, but it is well worth it. You can save the £5 car parking fee if you a national trust member. The range of shops and activities appeal to all ages but you absolutely MUST take the...More

Thank JayneBrem
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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

1  Thank Pompeyeats
Reviewed 4 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 4 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 4 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

3  Thank J S
Reviewed 4 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
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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
1 August 2017|
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Response from gloriacoppard | Reviewed this property |
yes im almost sure it is open in september