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Various outlets of little interest. As we arrived by coach, at least we did not have to pay for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
York, United Kingdom
The needles

May be something that you have heard about over the years and always wanted to visit? But upon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James S
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“chair lift”(40 reviews)
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| Alum Bay New Road, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
+44 1983 752401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Various outlets of little interest. As we arrived by coach, at least we did not have to pay for parking, nor for the toilets. We did not eat here, or use the chairlift. We walked down to the beach and went out to view the...More

1  Thank Lindagreenacre
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived with 2 coach parties at 16.00 to find everything closed although it's advertised as being open 'till 17.00. All it needed was the tumbleweed. No explanation and everything shuttered up including the toilets. Appalling. At least some one could have been available to explain....More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I can only compare this “attraction” with a fourth rate motorway service station. It’s much more expensive but with significantly less charm. After being charged £5 for all day parking when we only wanted to spend an hour or so we paid an extortionate amount...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

May be something that you have heard about over the years and always wanted to visit? But upon arrival find that it is not easily accessable. The Needles can be seen in the distance from the beach at Alum bay which is reached by the...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has become a bit tacky and all about a money making exercise. Five pounds to park your car! Then all rides etc so cost soon adds up. Chair lift is worth a trip down to the beach as is a walk or bus ride...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is nice great views things to do especially with the kids filling reasonably priced bottles with the coloured sands. The chairlift trip is a hoot as well with great views. HOWEVER. The whole set up is to make you spend more money, they...More

1  Thank Guyiow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chairlift was just as I remembered it 35 years earlier. Sweet making demonstration was interesting and fun. They made sure all the kids could see and didn’t start the show until they could Got to eat the sweets they made in front of us...More

Thank HeidiEnglandUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to go to the needles. The car parking was £5 for cars no matter what size. Our camper van (re-modelled) van was charged £8. Now given we fit every normal car parking space this is outrageous. This happens far to often. When SUVs...More

1  Thank Robin E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family attracted to the prospect of a chair lift ride and the glass factory. Parking costs £5 / £4 for National Trust members. Rides etc were pricey but better if you bought the 12 for £9 tickets - effectively giving you...More

Thank FrazzledofReading
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took 'slow' boat out to the Needles. Well worth it. Chairlift staff excellent too. Shops etc., a little commercial and crowded but clearly generates necessary income. Parking is good - space and cost. Walked up to the Old Battery for the view - took around...More

Thank Annette J
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6 August 2018|
Response from Andrew K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but when it's open the food in the café is pretty grim and overpriced.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Deltic9009 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we did not eat at the attraction so I am unable to comment.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Dena C | Reviewed this property |
There is a range of gluten free around the isle of white many places advertise it but not sure about the needles as it’s a very small place, there are lots of restaurants nearby