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The Needles Battery

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Address: The Needles Battery West High Down, Totland Bay PO39 0JH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1983 754772
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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Great view of the needles

The battery is well worth a visit with. The information is all very interesting in both the old and new battery. The view of the needles is stunning. You can go down a tunnel to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The battery is well worth a visit with. The information is all very interesting in both the old and new battery. The view of the needles is stunning. You can go down a tunnel to a look out point. The stairs can be quite tricky. The tea shop serves good cakes and generously filled sandwiches. There are not many seats... More 

Thank nattybg
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The needles is an iconic landmark of the isle of white. Climb to the top of the cliff and loook down

Thank Holly F
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating trip.... been several times to the needles over 30 odd years but always holds my interest. Great cafe with amazing views.... great history and fab views

Thank Paul S
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this a fascinating attraction but there are some great views and walks as well. Tearoom does some great cakes!!!

1 Thank micheleiow
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The needels can be seen from the veiwpoint at the battery. It gives a good insight into the work that went on here in the past.

Thank Bruce J
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the walk up and even enjoyed walking further and further when we got right over the top through beautiful fields and cliff edges, what a lovely are of outstanding natural beauty! We went in January so everything was closed as it was out of season but this made it even more special for us as there was... More 

Thank Natasha D
Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit. We contacting the café prior to visiting to use the disabled parking at the entrance to the battery. The views are stunning. The café was welcoming , with excellent food and very kind tentative staff. The café is wonderfully decorated to provide an insight into nostalgic times. The national trust have provided an... More 

Thank Victoria O
Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Amazing views and interesting historically. Don't forget to visit the NT dog friendly tea rooms. Very 1940's.

Thank H L
Surrey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

amazing scenic walk up to the needles- saw Tennyson monument in the distance on a hill behind us- looked down on the famous Allum Bay sands as we walked back- people on the beach were like little ants- and the boats in the sea were like dots. it was a sunday- was told the battery area is open at the... More 

Thank Gita G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic treat at the end of a long walk to the Needles (we walked from Freshwater Bay, past Tennyson and on to the Needles). There's not a lot to see and do when you get to the Needles but in all honesty it's more than I would have expected. It's a great shelter from the wind, and... More 

Thank Junk M

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