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The Needles Battery

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Address: The Needles Battery West High Down, Totland PO39 0JH, England
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+44 1983 754772
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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This is a fantastic treat at the end of a long walk to the Needles (we walked from Freshwater Bay, past Tennyson and on to the Needles). There's not a lot to see and do when you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Junk M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic treat at the end of a long walk to the Needles (we walked from Freshwater Bay, past Tennyson and on to the Needles). There's not a lot to see and do when you get to the Needles but in all honesty it's more than I would have expected. It's a great shelter from the wind, and... More 

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Thank Junk M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, this is a must do the views are amazing, see the mainland & all the way out to sea. The parking is great & lots of info, sadly the battery was closed so we couldn't see the needles in full view. Well worth seeing though.

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Thank Chris T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read all about the Isle of Wight's history and check out the best view of The Needles by climbing down narrow, winding stairs and heading through the tunnel to the watchpoint.

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Thank SandyCadiz-Smith
Dover, UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to go up and visit the battery but there was onlyban unmanned contact number to call to request access information for a disabled person in our group. I wasn't impressed as we would have had to leave them behind to walk up. Can I suggest better access information on boards for when the cafe/ battery is closed please.

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Thank AC_Cassidy
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we walked the path to the top of the needles .it took about 45 mins and it quite a hike but well worth the walk . the attracton was not open when we walked up but we will return

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Thank Luan H
St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great location with lots to do. Admittedly it was a windy, chilly and frosty clear December day on Friday 2nd and the attraction was closed and there were not many people about. However it was a clear day which provided great views. You can tell how popular this site would be in the summer, as there are... More 

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Thank Martin G
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A strange rock formation jutting out of the sea that must be seen, pick up a souvenir whilst there...

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Thank James Kevin R
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We walked from the Tennyson Monument to the battery along the cliffs on a very windy day. The views were outstanding. The Needles Battery had excellent explanation boards. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The walk to the Battery takes you along stunning cliff paths, The battery itself is not huge but there are good explanations of its significance in protecting the maritime routes along the south coast. Inside the battery are artefacts from World War II and a delightful tea room with enviable views.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely tearoom! Staff were lovely, tea was very welcome after a walk in the rain! Lovely cake too. A chance to look out the big windows at the needles. It has a very 1940's feel, some great pictures on the walls too. A must!

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