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The Needles Battery

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

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
83 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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172 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Big hipe about place very long Que to get in parking then not a lot for little girl in wheelchair to do other kids did enjoy the cable car. Go if on isle of white to say been but don't want lots not a full day out by a long way

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

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
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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
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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