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The Needles Battery

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Worth the walk

From the car park they suggest its 3/4 of a mile. May be more but glorious views over the Solent as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
The Needles & Old Battery , Isle of Wight.

It is only a ride on Bus 12 from Newport to this destination. The road begins by traveling country... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the car park they suggest its 3/4 of a mile. May be more but glorious views over the Solent as you stroll with no great effort towards the Battery. This has been restored brilliantly and whilst there may not be so much to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Duncan381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is only a ride on Bus 12 from Newport to this destination. The road begins by traveling country roads and lanes and then follows the coast all the way to Freshwater Bay and on to Alum Bay where the journey ends for my stop....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When i arrived back at the needles late october early november i had my national trust card at the ready when we arrived at the car park to be told its not valid here. I used it there the year before when i came with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kathryn W, Manager at The Needles Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, I’m sorry that there was confusion about the charge for car parking for members. We have no National Trust car park for the Needles Old Battery and the nearest car park is owned and managed by the Needles Landmark Attraction. There was no discount...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a must if you visit the Isle of Wight. Very interesting artefacts from times gone by. National Trust cafe

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank edward-marles
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelqueen162
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Meggie129
Reviewed 31 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y6198XDpaulh
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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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.