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 for preparation.
Historical interpretation is good with lots of info boards and small dioramas. Small spiral staircase and narrow tunnel to old searchlight station where you can view the Needles.
After this take a quick walk to the disused rocket testing site and it's small interpretation area - very 50s, 60s Cold War hush hush - interesting.
Walk back to car taking in the abundance of wildlife and view the Alum Bay multicoloured cliffs.
Beware the fog, it can take till mid afternoon to clear fully.
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