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Glad I've seen The Needles at a quiet time!

As it was December when we visited, I suppose was relatively quiet. It's a good walk from the car... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane P
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Needled me a bit

We really came here for a view of The Needles as a natural landmark on the Isle of Wight, and... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As it was December when we visited, I suppose was relatively quiet. It's a good walk from the car park to the Old Battery. Everything closed which again is possibly understandable for December, however, there were a lot of people visiting on the 30th December....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

We really came here for a view of The Needles as a natural landmark on the Isle of Wight, and didn't expect to find a pretender to Land's End in Cornwall. All of the rides looked a bit tired and relatively expensive. I couldn't get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a lovely place to visit with massive amount of things to go. Attractions, gift shops, chair lift to the beach where you can go on a boat trip. Easily spend all day there. Big down side for me is that it is so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beth N
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We visited especially for the chairlifts and weren’t disappointed! Although it was a little scary, it had amazing views of the Needles. There was no queuing either which was really good, and the staff were quite friendly. We purchased the ride picture afterwards too!The rest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing to do with the needles. Completely overpriced and a waste of time. Car parking is overpriced and over 20min walk to the needles. Path to beach is mot signposted, instead pushing their chair lift which for smaller or disabled children are completely impractical.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Visited with a child and the rides were £3 each for a short time - we restricted it to 2 rides as if we had not then it would have been expensive - especially if there had been more than one child with us. Chair...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz S
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic day, watched the sweet manufacturers in action, did the chair lift and walked the beach, great food although was expensive, made our coloured sand ornaments, and then finished the day watching the glass works, Glass works was my highlight, so clever...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 192Richard
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my other half had a weeks break to the island over summer so we decided to head down to the needles for one of the days. The attraction was okay, definitely suitable for younger children or families but it was a nice little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daniellefallows
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We paid an exorbitant £5 to park our car and walked into this so-called attraction. Most things were closed and we wouldn't have wanted to use them even if they had been operating. People with children probably find this place more appealing than we did....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 16 October 2018

A number of uniformed staff wearing purple t-shirts from this attraction were travelling back to Newport on the bus on Saturday evening just gone, apart from one or probably several of them having rather offensive body odour they were also rather irritating by being quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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7 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.
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Response from denac505 | 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