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“Fabulous tour on a sunny day”

The Needles Breezer
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous tour on a sunny day”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

You get on the bus in Yarmouth, if able climb up to the top of the open topped bus and set off. The bus sways and crashes through overhanging branches; it's quite safe but exhilarating. This is a hop on hop off bus which would let you get off at Alum Bay and other Island attractions but we didn't and just went to the Needles. The bus can go where cars can't, and climbs high up on the Downs. There is a sheer drop one side and the bus sways a bit, but the drivers know what they are doing and it's quite safe. At the top you alight and can do several things: walk down a well kept path to an excellent viewpoint over the Needles. I am somewhat disabled but I managed well with the steps and good handrails. There are two rocket launching sites to see ( somewhat surprising) and two wartime batteries, one needing a steepish downhill walk. There is wind, good wildflowers, fabulous views, birds - it's a long way from the pier at Ryde or the busy beach at Shanklin, just nature at its most impressive. You can buy a sandwich and a drink but it's all quite simple and laid back. We loved it and will go again.

Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“The easy way to get to the Needles for the less able”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We used the brilliant open top bus to get to the new and old battery sites at the tip of the Needles. Great fun AND a 50% discount for national trust members.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank 3fr5
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Oakham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“a breeze on the Breezers”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I have used the breezers before and wouldnt miss it for the world. Sit on the top deck if you want a little excitment as you whizz under overhanging trees, watch out for insects though ! A regular service and commentary make this a great experience. The drivers are very helpful, as are the majority of bus drivers on the island. The bus takes you to the Needles Park and other local attractions but you may need to change to other buses if going further afield. We purchased a weeks rover ticket to travel aroung the island all week on any bus for £24

Visited June 2014
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Godalming, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't miss this.”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

An open-topped double decker bus ride in the rain. Not much fun ? Try this for size...... Better than any theme park ride. The bus winds it's way up above The Needles lighthouse after a journey through the most spectacular parts of West Wight. And all with the NICEST, most helpful and smilie at staff possible. Than you from the staff and children of Gosden House Special School. Even a forgotten ruck sack was waiting for us at Yarmouth on our return.

Visited June 2014
Thank Jane A
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Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What a rollercoaster of a ride.”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We did this open top bus tour whilst visiting the Old Gaffers Festival in Yarmouth. The 1 hour, hop on, hop off tour goes via The Needles Park, up to the Old battery and past various local attractions. The views are spectacular and the ride itself is quite eventful with the wind in your face and ducking tree branches. It all adds to the fun!

Visited May 2014
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