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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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very long walk (over a kilometre) from car park. Staff friendly and helpful but no knowledgeable guides. . Not much of interest. Poor display boards and very little information. Didn't feel we'd learnt anything from visit. Nice cup of Tea served in proper China cups.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Hi the needles oldbattery is well worth the walk and the views are amazing.the price's compare well too other attractions. It is interesting and youbcan take the best photos of the needles and alum bay park .dont let the walk put you off

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The battery gives you an excellent view of the Needles, particularly if you go down through the tunnel. The rooms and teashop are done in 1940s style with wartime maps. Interesting for children. Very pleasant walk up to the Old Battery from the car park - about 20 minutes on paved path.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

very interesting visit, the views were amazing. Quite a long walk from the car park but it was a lovely day, may be a problem for people with limited mobility

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

we took the open top bus tour to the battery to see the needles clearer but we decided to take the children 12 & 16 into the battery and we had a fun look round, its not really expensive its well worth a look, you can go down a very small spiral staircase to get a fantastic view of the... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had taken the sight seeing tour when we went to Isle of skye, hence this was covered in it, it was our first stop from the The Needles. The Ride was beautiful in open top bus, even though it was chilling in June, but not complaining since we loved it anyway. The Site itself is paid if you want... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a tad boring for the kids, but male visitors were more enthralled. I enjoyed the scenery, but needs something to boost interest.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best bit was going down the spiral staircase to the tunnel and calling out, knowing your voice travelled the whole way to the end! Could imagine someone shouting out "want a cuppa?" and the lookout at the end answering back. Vintage tea room also fun. Really nice that binoculars are provided. It was quiet when we visited so made use... More

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Brierley Hill
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Loved going to see the Needles! Went on the chair ride over the cliff which is scary but fantastic! Lots of rides, shops! Must do a sand ornament as a take home gift!

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Fascinating history of the Needles Battery. The boys loved running about in the defenses, exploring all of the old rooms and the tunnel! They learned a lot in the process and got to dress up! Happy boys!! An enjoyable and scenic walk along to the Battery. We did ask at the Needles Park if it was doable by bike (we... More

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