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Address: Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 754772
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Stunning!

Very interesting place with a stunning walk to get there. The old battery was very interesting with lots of little nooks to explore and fantastic views. Charming little tea shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place with a stunning walk to get there. The old battery was very interesting with lots of little nooks to explore and fantastic views. Charming little tea shop with fresh cakes and sandwiches, and friendly faced staff. Walk down the search light tunnel for a great view of the needles and the lighthouse..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had hoped to get into the Needles Battery but is was shut during our midweek visit during March. The associated signage that we saw suggested that the Battery would have been worth visiting.

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Totland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the view from the battery is out of this world, even when the weather is not too bright. The food in the café is well prepared, fresh and delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Long walk to find couldn't get close enough to really see anything as winter and everything closed. But still a great walk with stunning views.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Parking is very close by and quite cheap. There are a couple of coffee shops there but most important free toilets. Worth popping in to glass shop right next to car park as you can watch them making glass ornaments and vases in their factory, fascinating and free. From car park to needles is only a 20 minute walk but... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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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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