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Amazing view

When I went the amusement park was closed and so was the cable car. But there steps leading to the... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2019
Something for all the family

There really is something for everyone, including my dad and myself. He's 89 and so enjoyed going... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
Newport, United Kingdom
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Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Alum Bay, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
+44 871 720 0022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely time there wasn’t everything open but enough for us to do. The best part was the sand shop and watching glass be made which I remembered from when I was younger. Would recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I saw a picture of the Needles and the chair lift that took you down to the beach, I knew I had to go! It lived up to my expectations. The chair lift ride was spectacular, as was the view, the shingle beach, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Would highly recommend for quick trips and long stays for all groups. There is something for everyone here and it’s a slow paced , relaxed and very friendly atmosphere that you just don’t find in very many places nowadays. The island is very popular with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank emmawY6752XN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our recent visit to Idle of Wight..it was out of season do the lift was closed so we could not get down onto beach to view the Needles but climbed the stairs to the platform the are really beautiful well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank suehill44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up the hill from the car park to the Old & New Batteries. A wonderful morning followed by a peaceful cream tea at the tea rooms at the Old Battery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichAndChelsGoPlaces
Reviewed 13 January 2019

When I went the amusement park was closed and so was the cable car. But there steps leading to the edge of the mountain from we had a beautiful view of the English channel

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

This is a great place for the whole family. Value for money and lots to do. Whether you fancy the fair rides, a stroll along the beach or over the cliff tops or even a bit of history this place has it all and is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claire J
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed our day out to the Needles. Really good location for all ages. Cafeteria really good with tasty reasonable food. Staff all lovely and helpful. Am an adult but enjoyed the sand filling area. The chairlift a little scary but a must to get...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AJChes53
Reviewed 1 January 2019

There really is something for everyone, including my dad and myself. He's 89 and so enjoyed going round in the chairlift. The photo of the two of us as we came back up is great. My kids have enjoyed the Needles from the time they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank serendipitypm16
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

The Needles were our first stop when we arrived on the Isle of Wight. As it was after Xmas the attractions were closed. It all seemed a bit random and tacky. We didn't seem to have to pay for car parking and didn't see any...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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11 November 2018|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Normally the IOW closes down after October for the winter. However I think the would be a limited number of attractions open but not the water ones. The shop and coffee probably. Sorry can't help anymore
31 July 2018|
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Response from Catherine L | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's very easy. There were lots of children on them would say though make sure shoes and hat's are on properly, the shoes can come off as feet are dangling and the breeze can blow hat's off as you will see as you pass... More
1 June 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 :)