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The Needles Battery

Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0JH, England
+44 1983 754772
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Totland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been to the needles twice now, and again, I wasn't disappointed . If you get a sunny day you will get some lovely views, especially on the chair lift. Once you are on the other side, there is a chance to go on a boat ride up close to the needles where you learn a bit about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is well worth a visit, we went when the park around it was closed and in the rain but it didn't detract from it at all. Amazing views and a fun experience walking back in the dark!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As others have said, we avoided the tacky visitor's attractions (which reminded us of the commercialisation of Lands End), and headed straight to the Needles and the Old Battery. We didn't begrudge the £4 parking fee, but a motor home followed us, and I saw their charge was a rather whopping £8! We were just in time to sit on... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A 20 minute up hill walk with stunning views of the clear blue sea and the different coloured sand mountains below. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After a few hours around the needles area we had a nice walk up to the battery, a usual national trust trail for the little ones that keeps them interested, along with tunnels, and an explore around the different areas.. A small tea room that we never had the pleasure of using, but very nice looking China and tea cups!... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

At the end of a bracing walk, a real treasure awaits. The usual high standard of National Trust presentation, with attention to interesting facts and interpretations to suit the whole range of prospective audience. The old Battery also has the best (and tiniest) NT cafe we have experienced for some time. Vintage china and an array of delicious food, served... More 

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