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The Needles Battery

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Address: Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 754772
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Bit of a trek with young children!

Wrong time of year as nothing was open. No life anywhere. Tea shop closed as we got there at 3 o'clock. Long, cold windy walk from the car park to the needles and back again... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wrong time of year as nothing was open. No life anywhere. Tea shop closed as we got there at 3 o'clock. Long, cold windy walk from the car park to the needles and back again. Very picturesque and well worth it when you get there but a shuttle would have been ideal - and we are a fit family, but... More 

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Cropston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

superb views with history. Really worth the walk from the car park. Lovely little cafe with all round vista. The Needles are beautiful and must be seen and enjoyed. Take the camera. And the binoculars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Visited in February so the chair lifts and most of the shops were closed in the area. (The canteen was still running). Parking was free (as it was off-season) and its a very short walk down to Alum Bay where you can see different coloured sand and cliffs. The walks up the cliffs and surrounding mountains are very picturesque and... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I visited in September on a fine day so was able to enjoy clear views out to sea. The walk along the cliff path to Battery was very pleasant with birds chasing each other overhead. Inside the former military post allowed you to get a sense of the strategic importance and isolated spot. Climbing down the spiral steps and along... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Located near Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. Well worth a visit But beware all the ferries are ripping people off with the exceedingly high charges.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Big hipe about place very long Que to get in parking then not a lot for little girl in wheelchair to do other kids did enjoy the cable car. Go if on isle of white to say been but don't want lots not a full day out by a long way

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Closed for food. Not really suitable for wheelchair users. It was just the wrong time of year-windy and cold.

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Tresco, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A walked to the Needles from Yarmouth having come over as foot passengers on the ferry from Lymington. A walk lead to a very pleasant bridleway through the low marshy area and along a route called the Hook Trail across to Freshwater Bay from Yarmouth. We saw many birds along the way and arriving at Freshwater was a delight, what... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went during the week( off season), so not much was open, but the view was so good and in the week the parking was free!! We were expecting hale and rain and storms..but we were so lucky! Prob. get much more out of the visit with the other things, but stiill very worth a visit! And you Can go... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was pouring with rain when we visited but loved the scenery around the Needles. We had tea and cake in the cafe which was set up with world war 2 newspapers, posters etc. We could see out over the Needles and sea and use binoculars to watch boats passing by.

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