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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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Lovely walks!

Try to avoid on a weekend, Bank or School Holidays as queues into the adjacent Needles Park Attraction are horrendous - we started queuing at 11am! Car park charge is expensive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom

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Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Try to avoid on a weekend, Bank or School Holidays as queues into the adjacent Needles Park Attraction are horrendous - we started queuing at 11am! Car park charge is expensive if you only want to visit the Needles Battery. Lovely walk to the battery, with amazing views. The battery is very interesting, with information boards around the site. Excellent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great to see and spectacular views, bus necessary up to top as knee would not do the walk. Had lovely tea and coffee in Old Battery and back down on open top bus.

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dont miss the chairlift ride. A steal at £4 for return trip. Use Tesco Boost to get it cheaper. Optionally, you can buy a booklet of 12 tokens for £9 at the counter. Gives you worth £12 that you can use across the entire attraction, including F&B. Also a must do at the Alum Bay is the boat trip for... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Did you know the needles was used for rocket testing? I didn't know until I went there. The place is split into two areas the old battery and the rocket testing site. The old battery has amazing view around the bay from Christchurch to Swanage.

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Norfolk UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

You feel as if you have been here before, the pictures have made them so famous. The ski lift is a must, great fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Old Battery must be one of the best places to view the Round Island Race... Amazing views of the Needles, informative exhibitions, lovely cooked breakfast from their little cafe and really friendly staff. Well worth the beautiful walk and the admission fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a lovely day out at the Needles, glorious weather and a long walk around the cliff top. The chair lift to the beach is great fun, especially as you drop down over the edge... not for the feint hearted! It's all perfectly safe and the journey is slow and steady. There are two boat rides available once you... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful scenery, easy to get too with the local buses if your not up to the steep walk up the cliff.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Needles provide some amazing views. We took the Island coaster bus from Sandown, which took around 1.5 hrs to reach the Needles. But the ride was worth it and I'll recommend Needles as a must visit on your trip to Isle of Wight.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wow not quite what we expected, Very touristy, PAY for everything. Parking is paid and junk curious shops and food. Pay to go on the lift down to the beach, pay to go on the boat. PAYPAYPAY it seemed you were asked for monies everywhere you turned. We decided to forgo all of that and walk out to the actual... More 

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Address: Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 754772
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Totland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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