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The Needle Park

All photographs are owned by the Mark Francisco.

Wikipedia: The Needles Pleasure Park situated at the top of the cliff is a small amusement park with a selection of shops and rides. The most famous attraction at the pleasure park is the Chairlift, which operates between the park and Alum Bay.

The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, England, close to Alum Bay. The Needles lighthouse stands at the end of the formation. Built in 1859, it has been automated since 1994.

The formation takes its name from a fourth needle-shaped pillar called Lot’s Wife that collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are not at all needle-like, but the name has stuck.

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This entry was posted on April 1, 2013 by in Isle of Wight, Landscapes, Places.
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