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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting from a historical perspective, gives an insight into Britain's Space Programme that never was! Stunning views of the coastline / needles and surrounding and some lovely walks are probably more the feature than the Needles Battery itself, which compliements the experience. Be prepared to walk uphill!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We started off from the mainland in the morning and took is quite some time to reach here. Buses on island can take to here. Different ways to reach the place, but there is good bus connectivity from all Puiers. You can search for southern vectis and get all the details. The place was crowded, swarming with people when we... More

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swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Visited in August as wanted to make a coloured sand souvenir and all in all very enjoyable. Charges for car parking but reasonable and can keep your ticket and return again at a later date. Rides are payable by tokens but can also pay cash if just want to use one or two around £2 each. Nice childrens rides; vintage... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I love it here. The views cannot be beaten. The history is just unbelievable. Well maintained with a small cafe you can witness the UKs first ballisit missile laumch site..walking back in history to when the fort was 1st built. The walk along from either Alum bay or Tennyson down is a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views of the Needles coupled with excellent slice of British history that's well laid out, informative and genuine! Not to be missed!!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Needles Battery is fascinating. The views are amazing. The real shame is that, for car parking, you are restricted to the over priced Alum Bay Car Park (not national trust). If we weren't NT members, we wouldn't have gone. The walk up from the car park is a nice stretch, even in high gales, and the views are well... More

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King's Lynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Having spent most of the morning and early afternoon at The Needles Park we caught the open top bus up to The Old Battery. Views were amazing and plenty to see in the Battery itself. Sweet little tearoom in the look-out room and plenty to keep our almost-6-year-old happy. Reasonably priced, and a nice addition to aday out at The... More

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pontefract
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

only accessable by service bus or walking, disabled drivers must ring first to check parking as limited numbers, but the site is very interesting, and the cafe is excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

national trust cafe was great and great sandwiches :) lovely views and a nice little walk around is great. We got the bus but you can walk :)....

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Wroxall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not overly developed, so you get a real sense of how it was. Interesting to learn about the history and how advanced as a nation we used to be...

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