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The Needles Battery

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good food in great location

I have visited the Needles many times over the years, but surprisingly never the National Trust... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charles K
London, United Kingdom
Stunning on a bright day

Walked to the Needles Battery from Tennyson’s Column along the top of the downs it’s a spectacular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
woking surrey
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The Needles Battery West High Down, Totland Bay PO39 0JH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have visited the Needles many times over the years, but surprisingly never the National Trust area before. We had an excellent snack meal and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the gun emplacements.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 4 days ago

As I mentioned in my TripAdvisor review of The Needles themselves, I was rather disappointed about having to pay for everything here at The Needles, including into this, the old Battery. There's also a new Battery. If it wasn't £5 for parking, it was the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to the Needles Battery from Tennyson’s Column along the top of the downs it’s a spectacular if blowy walk and a fine view of the Needles as a reward.Interesting history and wonderful views. Definitely worth a visit

Thank travelqueen162
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A weekend break on Isle of White was too short to see all the island beauties. We were told the needles is a must see. A short drive through countryside lanes will bring you to this gem location. It was a very windy cold October...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Battery is in two parts, the old and the new! We didn’t visit the old, where the majority of tourist go. Instead, we tracked up over the headland to the new. Now, there is not a great deal to see or hear, but the...More

Thank Y6198XDpaulh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was closed down and looked very run down. Looks like a refurbishment needed. Open top bus goes here.

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fair walk in the strong winds and driving rain, however well worth the visit. Great views and interesting remains. The quaint cafe provides delicious sustenance and welcome shelter on a bitter day.

Thank Dam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in the summer and the weather was fantastic. It is a long walk (for me) from the car park, but the views are excellent on a clear day. There was plenty to wander round in your own time and even had a small café...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The light, sea, sky and views were amazing. The history of the battery was well preserved and gave plenty to explore. There are two handicapped spaces that can be asked for by calling the phone number at the pedestrian entrance to the path to the...More

1  Thank MGRob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely promenade, with plenty to see a do. Spectacular views. Chair lift a must but not for those afraid of heights.

Thank sharrond844
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12 September 2018|
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Response from ClearlyAM | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure - but I would think they might be less - they have been really helpful when I have called the Needles Landmark (the chairlift/ car parking is different to National Trust) in the past - you can call them on... More
22 August 2018|
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Response from earlybr | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of dogs but have to be on leads
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.