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Iconic landmark

Sadly out of season it is pretty much closed apart from the sand shop and restaurant, however the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Photographing the needles

My father and I visited the adventure park to photograph the needles from the viewing platform, it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waltham Cross, 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 5 days ago via mobile

Obviously visited at the wrong time of year as apart from a couple of shops everything else was closed. It appears that the only way down to the beach is by use of the chairlift and that was not operational.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Malcolm N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here pre-season on a very blowy day. So scary walking up the cliff face. Great views good gift shop. Free parking until mid March.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly out of season it is pretty much closed apart from the sand shop and restaurant, however the car park is free during this time. The chair lift also not working and most disappointingly due to a dispute between the council and the owner of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank trojan160
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited purely to see Alum Bay and the multi coloured sands. Fond memories of childhood visits abounded. Checked details on the internet beforehand, and yes everything looked fine. I expected the fairground attractions on the cliff top to be closed and they were. No problem...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My father and I visited the adventure park to photograph the needles from the viewing platform, it was very easy to park as there’s a large car park and also easy access to the viewing platform,great views of the needles from the platform but on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chrisbates1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I personal dont like the commercialisation of important scenic locations(I thought lands end was tacky and crass when we went the some years ago) so I approached the Needles with trepidation, I was pleasantly surprised it was clean and tidy and not overbearing. some attractions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank malshelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time. Staff are wonderful and had a great time relaxing on the site with it's stunning views of the Needles and amusements. Keep up the great work!

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

The weather was beautiful when we went to the Needles. Not a lot open at the amusement area (Feb half term) but the walk to the Needles was good terrain and stunning views. The tea room at the Battery with great views was a welcome...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ladylovesabreak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to The Needles on Monday as part of a coach trip. There was very little open which I thought was surprising considering it was half term. The weather wasn't particularly good so the views weren't spectacular. Most of my time was spent in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Liz A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first the needles is not what I expected you come to the end of the road to a car park it was Wednesday in February so it was free but I could see that in the summer months you would have to pay as it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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