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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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the best feeling of its history we've ever experienced

its a blowy spot, go on a calm day if you are unsteady on your feet. go hungry and thirsty as the tea room is sublime! dog friendly place. go down the steps to tunnel and look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Hawes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

As others have said, first there is a car park charge. then a stiff walk to the Needles Battery. Theres a great view from there and the Alum Cliffs en route are certainly worth seeing. Its frustrating being passed by an empty bus as we drag our stiff and tired limbs along....its more than the quarter mile quoted elsewhere...if theres... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

its a blowy spot, go on a calm day if you are unsteady on your feet. go hungry and thirsty as the tea room is sublime! dog friendly place. go down the steps to tunnel and look out to edge of needles. stroke the cannons. excellent place. amazing history. informative staff.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

You can walk up to the battery though it says it's a 1/4 of a mile,we took the bus for £2:50 and walked back down.interesting to learn about the rocket launches. You get great view of the needles from up here.can be very windy though.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Such an interesting place to visit full of history and beauty . The countryside and cliff edge views of chalk against azure skies and wild flowers was such a contrast to the many bunkers containing a samuri exhibition and rockets ! Definitely one for the boys , especially the tall ones ! The information was well presented and accurate .... More 

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Izegem, Belgium
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A 20 minutes walk from The Needles Landmark attraction, you arrive at the Old and New Needles Battery. The Old Battery is a NT historic site from the late 1800's. Here you get a close look of the Needles. The New Battery is an uphill walk away from the Old Battery. During your walk, stunning views of Totland for free!

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Spent a good few hours enjoying the lovely views, shame it was hard to access and not easy to get around. Enjoyed the visit but don't think that there's anything that would make me want to go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Old Battery is a bit of a push from Alum Bay (although you can prebook disabled parking). When you get there it's what you'd expect from a National Trust site - plenty of information and things to look at. That said some of the key areas are not accessible (including the Needles viewpoint and the coffee shop) - information... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited today wonderful views and fascinating history. Nearly didn't make it though as the queue to park was over half a mile long. No information as to how long it would take to get to the car park and only one attendant. When we left 3 hours later queue no better!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very interesting place to visit.A trail for the children. Lots of interactive things to play around with. Extremely friendly staff and amazing views.

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Sussex, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My best advice for couples visiting this place is to walk here or take the No7 bus to Alum Bay and walk up the hill. For those that have to use a car be prepared for the £4.50 parking charge. When you get to the top make sure you visit the new battery and view point where you get the... More 

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