11 March 2017 – 29 October 2017

 

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The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. There’s that cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery, high up where the vistas out to sea are intoxicating. The route also links Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay, Dimbola Museum and Galleries and Fort Victoria Country Park.

 

The children will love the Needles Landmark Attraction at Alum Bay, with its fairground rides and chairlift down to the beach.

 

Needles Landmark Attraction

the kids will love... 

The children will love this amusement park above Alum Bay – so much to see and do. Take an exciting chair lift down to the beach below, visit The Sweet Manufactory or the interactive 4D cinema experience! Don’t miss the glass blowing display or make a souvenir in the Sand Shop.

Freshwater Bay

towering white cliffs...

The towering white cliffs of Tennyson Down shelter this attractive cove. The beach is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles that make a unique sound as the waves rise and fall onto the shore. Explore the rock ledge revealed at low tide, which is great for rock pooling with little ones. A fantastic place to set out on several invigorating walks.

Yarmouth

nautical charm...

A lovely little town with loads of charm and a definite nautical air. It’s a delight to stroll around, with good coffee shops and pubs and, at 700 feet, the longest timber pier in England.

 

 

 

Tennyson Monument

sixpence a pint!...

This imposing monument to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Victorian poet laureate stands on the highest point of Tennyson Down on the former site of the old Nodes signal beacon that used to give warning of invasion threats. Tennyson often walked the Down and is famed for saying "The air is worth 'sixpence a pint.'

St Agnes Church

one & only...

Designed by architect Isaac Jones, this thatched church with wooden bell turret was built in 1908 on land in Freshwater Bay donated by Hallam Tennyson, son of the Victorian poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Made of stone from an old farmhouse on Hooke Hill, Freshwater - the birthplace of the natural philosopher, architect and polymath Robert Hooke, it is the only thatched church on the Island.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

art, poetry, culture...

Home and workplace of the internationally acclaimed Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Dimbola became a focal point for a crowd of bohemian writers and poets, such as Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson and Lewis Carroll. Today it houses a programme of changing exhibitions and also has an award-winning Tea Room and Gift Shop.

 

tickets

We offer a wide range of tickets to suit your needs whether you are a visitor, Island resident or occasional traveller. Adult fares apply to anyone aged 19 years and over and we offer discounted fares for children and young adults. Children under 5 travel free.

rover tickets

Available for unlimited travel across our network for either 24 or 48 hours, ideal if you are out and about for a day or a weekend.

Group tickets are also available for up to 5 people travelling together. Buy from the driver with cash or from our travel shop in Newport, Yarmouth or Ryde bus stations.

  24 hours 48 hours
adult £10 £15
concession 60+ years* (concessionary bus passes not accepted on the Needles Breezer) £6 -
young adult 17-18 years £7.50 £11.25
child 5-16 years £5 £7.50
group up to any 5 people £25 £35

*This fare can only be bought & used on the Needles Breezer, Downs Breezer, Shanklin Breezer & Island Coaster buses.

 

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