The Needles is blessed with one of the Isle of Wight’s finest shopping experiences, with great shops and a superb retail offering that includes the Pier Head Shopping Emporium, where you can find a fascinating range of souvenirs to suit all budgets and tastes, as well as the world famous Alum Bay Glass shop and the delightful Isle of Wight Sweet Manufactory.

The glassmakers of Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight are delighted to continue the wonderful tradition of discovery and creation, with glass products that shimmer with iridescence, from bowls and perfume bottles to glass animals and paperweights. And if you can’t visit the Alum Bay Glass Shop in person, you can browse the extensive range of products online and we’ll ship your chosen products to you.

The Needles also has its very own sweet manufactory where skilled sweet makers create treats for every sweet tooth in every flavour imaginable. After watching this fascinating show, from seeing the raw ingredients being mixed together to learning about this traditional manufacturing process, you can then step into the adjacent sweet shop and feast your eyes on row upon row of treats.

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