The Needles

A must when visiting the Isle of Wight – The Needles have become world famous and are a natural feature where the sea and elements erode the chalk leaving the towering white stacks.  They’re the Isle of Wight’s furthest point west and at the far end you’ll see an imposing red and white lighthouse which warns sailors of the treacherous waters below.  It’s quite a steep climb getting there but you’ll be rewarded by the most breathtaking views – there’s also the Needles Battery Café which serves a great choice of cakes and is always good for a well earned cup of tea.

At the land side of The Needles is Alum Bay, which is noted for coloured sands that are layered in glass ornaments as a memento of the Island.  There is also the Needles Landmark Attraction, which has so much to see and do.  There’s a chair lift down the cliffs to Alum Bay – were you can go for a swim or walk along the sandy beach.

You can walk to the Needles from The George along the embankment, then up onto Tennyson Down – the coastline here is dramatic and views magnificent.  It’s about 6 miles so a great workout too!  At the other end you can either catch the open top bus back to Yarmouth or walk back along the stunning coastal path.

If you choose to walk, the coastal path goes right past the legendary Hut at Colwell Bay (beachside restaurant).  Great pit stop for a light bite or a beer!

The Needles

Reviews

Completely delicious!

We visited the George for the second time this weekend and can’t rave enough about the improvements. We were given a light and airy room with a balcony overlooking the sea, comfy bed, luxury bathroom with huge shower and super clean.

Poppet South West Wiltshire

2019-04-02T17:02:23+01:00

Poppet South West Wiltshire

Completely delicious! We visited the George for the second time this weekend and can’t rave enough about the improvements. We were given a light and airy room with a balcony overlooking the sea, comfy bed, luxury bathroom with huge shower and super clean. The best surprise was the improvement in the food, there’s a new chef and you could really tell. I ate the smoked haddock carpaccio with pea to start, fresh, tangy and simply delicious! I ate muscles and spinach gratin, also delicious! However the truffle chips were worth visiting for alone, I’ll be back for them!
Perfect lunch setting: beautiful outdoor space on the shore & great service

I’m so glad we stopped here for lunch, as it is a truly stunning space. The most relaxing setting to rejuvenate on our day-trip, made all the more wonderful with delightful staff and scrumptious food.

Companion 263537

2019-04-02T17:02:50+01:00

Companion 263537

We all had the roast of the day, it was delicious and well presented. The wine was very good too ! Will be returning very soon.
Can't rate this place highly enough, the food here was the nicest I've tasted in a while.

Anne-Marie B

2019-04-02T17:03:32+01:00

Anne-Marie B

Can't rate this place highly enough, the food here was the nicest I've tasted in a while.
The food was absolutely superb, we came home relaxed and totally reinvigorated, this hotel is the perfect place.

IsabelOverton

2019-04-04T12:55:53+01:00

IsabelOverton

The food was absolutely superb, we came home relaxed and totally reinvigorated, this hotel is the perfect place.

Enquiries

Call 01983 760331 or email info@thegeorge.co.uk