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The Needles Battery

The Needles Battery West High Down, Totland Bay PO39 0JH, England
+44 1983 754772
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Best place to see The Needles (unless the fog hangs about!!)

Parking in Alum Bay, (ouch), 20% discount for NT members (a little less ouch) then a long trek to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tartancustard
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Fantasic place to see

If you like forts and your history unmolested then this is a great place to visit, you can park at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
balmoraljames
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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The Needles Battery West High Down, Totland Bay PO39 0JH, England
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+44 1983 754772
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parking in Alum Bay, (ouch), 20% discount for NT members (a little less ouch) then a long trek to the Battery requiring caffeine fix on arrival. Small cosy cafe upstairs with views out to sea. Standard basic NT fare but good given the cramped space...More

Thank tartancustard
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like forts and your history unmolested then this is a great place to visit, you can park at the alum bay car park and walk to the battery or take a bus in the peak season. The Battery is very original with lots...More

Thank balmoraljames
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely views of the needles here. Would recommend going in to the search light emplacement down the spiral stairs. Very scenic walk to this spot too about 3/4 of a mile each way.

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "must visit", on a clear day, for any holidaymaker on the Isle of Wight. The car park is at the Needles Attraction at the foot of the headland, where there are facilities for eating. (Access to Alum Bay beach was not possible...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the bus up to the Battery and the Needles from the car park as walking up would have been a challenge for my husband who has a bad leg. The double decker open topped bus was a great way to get there with marvellous...More

Thank Judith W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As. a NT member it was fascinating to visit the Old Battery and to see the Needles so close up from the tunnel. Lots of information about how the Battery was used.

Thank G F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked down to the needles old battery from the car park. It is 1.2km but well worth the walk. There is a bus available if you don't fancy the walk. Once there the Old Battery is a step back in time and full of...More

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Needles Breezer bus from Yarmouth, which delivers you to the door of the New Battery. It's just a couple of minutes walk downhill to the Old Battery, with fantastic views across to the Hampshire and Dorset coasts. The old battery is a...More

1  Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They claim to have the best view of the Needles from their tunnel but the best views are actually up the hill, near the coast guard station at the view point down by the rocket launch site. I didn't really find the National Trust Battery...More

Thank culturevulture80
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only do you get fantastic views, but some great history, courtesy of the National Trust. Only a short walk from the main car park, the battery contains lots of information, and a fantastic tea-room. I had a lovely time staring at the sea, and...More

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robertmckenna20
8 December 2017|
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Response from Remarks4711 | Reviewed this property |
Closed Xmas/Boxing day, New Years Day, but only open weather permitting 10am to 4pm. Hoteliers will have more info, this is a bleak, windy location, £5 parking. We went mid September, good luck Xmas time.
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liam j
9 January 2017|
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Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
Hi, No, the sweet place is the Needles Landmark Attraction, we are the old fort on top of the cliffs. Kathryn Visitor Operations Manager
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Alid12
4 August 2015|
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Response from Fiona jane W |
no they are not and I wouldn't recommend it !
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