We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Needles Battery

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 754772
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 456 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 227
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
a great day out

visited the needle battery on the 23rd August. the landmark and the views are something else. it was well worth it. the chair life cost 4 pounds return which is well worth it. it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
sital1984
,
London, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Totland

Add Photo Write a Review

456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

visited the needle battery on the 23rd August. the landmark and the views are something else. it was well worth it. the chair life cost 4 pounds return which is well worth it. it takes you to the sea front where again you see morw of the views abd landmark. an excellent day. the shops around needles battery are really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Loose, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The needles battery can form part of a super day in the area. After we went down to the beach at alum bay we walked to the battery. It took around 20mins but there is a bus you can get if you don't want to walk. Once there the entrance price is very reasonable. We enjoyed a super afternoon tea... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
portsmouthuk
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very little else...full of dog mess,for a place so publicly visited needs to be cleaned up..so look before you place your picnic blanket..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Teesside
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had a great visit to the Old Battery. Very enjoyable walk from the car park and then a very interesting visit. The views are outstanding and the tearoom is a must.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Firstly don't think this is just a landmark. There's plenty to entertain everyone here including a fun - fair , shops, glass making demonstration, sweet making demonstration, chair - lift & the museum's at the top of the bank. We could have stayed here a few hours longer but the park shuts at 5-30. The needles themselves are breathtaking &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Austell, England
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great value visit, we went with our children aged 8 and 4, bit of a walk from the car park but it isn't steep and all on a decent road surface. The battery itself was really interesting for us and the children, great little underground tunnel leading to one view point. Views are A mazing - although weather wasn't great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great view, but be prepared for a 20-30min walk from the nearest car park to the needles. On a warm sunny day, it’s a lovely way to spend the afternoon. If you have young children or older family members, it may not seem that easy. Although there is bus. It’s not a cheap visit for a family, but with a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Unbelievable views on a good day, lots to see and do including 4D cinema, glass works and make your own sand creation

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very expensive for what it is, but it is interesting. Try the searchlight tunnel. Good position to watch the "Round the Island Yacht Race"

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very interesting place, fairly compact with some stunning views over the coastline. Squeeze down a spiral staircase and go through a tunnel to then see the Needles more closely.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Needles Battery also viewed

East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Totland, Isle of Wight
 
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Newport, Isle of Wight
 

Been to The Needles Battery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Needles Battery and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Needles Battery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?