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Good historical insight.

The Needles Battery is owned and maintained by the National Trust. They maintain the whole headland... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Excellent place with lots of history

Ok, you have to park and pay for parking (not NT though) and then walk up the road to it. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Telford, United Kingdom
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The Needles Battery West High Down, Totland Bay PO39 0JH, England
+44 1983 754772
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Needles Battery is owned and maintained by the National Trust. They maintain the whole headland and part of the site is available free to the public. You need to be a member or pay the entrance fee to see the old battery area, but...More

Thank filthurlow
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok, you have to park and pay for parking (not NT though) and then walk up the road to it. I thought it would be not that interesting but I was so wrong! The walk up is lovely (you can drive if disabled but I...More

Thank anthonyfj
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had caught the ferrie across by foot so took the bus here which was easy they charge for parking overpriced of course just down from the car park were the buses drop you off was a terable place like a small cheap theme park!...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place and the granddaughters, had a wonderful time. We will be going back next year as we all love the Isle of Wright

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating - interesting and accessible displays. Bit uneven underfoot so elderly or disabled visitors might struggle

Thank Chr15Willow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the walk to the battery and seeing the view in the way. Didn’t pay for the entrance as I did not think it’s worth the price. It was equally memorable without paying for an entrance fee

Thank Masziyah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived at the needles we decided to go And visit the new and old battery first before going to the main needles attraction. It is a 20 minute walk/ climb from the main car park but you see some stunning views whilst walking....More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long walk to the needles, then having to pay 5.75 each. Stunning views, good history. Could have done without the mini butlins at the start, over priced

Thank davenh813
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the needles whilst on the Isle of Wight. The kids loved the chair lift and boat ride to the lighthouse and filling their bottles with different coloured sand. Things were expensive to do and buy but that was expected. Would...More

Thank lisa1000k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on open-top bus "The Needles Breezer" in fantastic weather. Great bus trip! Explored the site on foot - wonderful views, war-time history to discover, pair of binoculars essential! Also bought and ate very tasty lunch at small cafe on site with great views...More

Thank SusieStar2
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8 December 2017|
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Response from Remarks4711 | Reviewed this property |
Closed Xmas/Boxing day, New Years Day, but only open weather permitting 10am to 4pm. Hoteliers will have more info, this is a bleak, windy location, £5 parking. We went mid September, good luck Xmas time.
liam j
10 January 2017|
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Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
Hi, No, the sweet place is the Needles Landmark Attraction, we are the old fort on top of the cliffs. Kathryn Visitor Operations Manager
5 August 2015|
Response from Fiona jane W |
no they are not and I wouldn't recommend it !