Isle of Wight Tourist Traps
The Needles you can not thread
The hordes putting sand in bottles (!)
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8 Wonders of the Isle of Wight
Needles you cannot thread Freshwater you cannot drink Cowes you cannot milk Newport you cannot bottle Lake you can walk through and stay dry Ryde where you walk! and two newer wonders... Newtown which is old Winkle street where there are no winkles
One of the seven wonders of the Island: Needles you cannot thread. These chalk stacks are probably the best known landmark on the Island. The lighthouse is no longer manned. Until recently, the transfer of Christmas festive cheer to the lighthouse was an obligatory part of the local television news each year. The building in the background is part of a rocket testing station (from the second world war, now disused). The area is owned by the National Trust. Southern Vectis buses serve the area in Summer - but the trip is not for the fainthearted! The bus climbs the cliff edge zig-zag road to the delight of those passengers who have not shut...
Alum Tourist Bay
I know this has been written about before but I just had to add my two pence worth.Alum Bay is horrbile!! It made me itch. It's full of small kids rides, tacky shops, some place to fill up bottles with stripy sand, all money grabbing things, the parking was £3 too, but you could just park a bit furthur out and walk.In a contrast to the area are the Needles and the Bay itself. It was a great relief to be by the beach and lapping water, there's some steps down to the beach from the Resort, you can by pulled in by the cable car to take you down.All the different coloured sands and views of the Needles.
Ignor the rides, mini golf and fast food and take the 118 steps down to the beach
You can walk along the cliff top to the Needles, we didn't as it was very cold and windy, wimps!
It's not as expected if ur expectin field of beautiful lavender even tho I went in july there wasn't much to see.
You could buy the lavender products but the range is limited...........
See something else instead.
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Cygnet Hotel Sandown
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