The Needles Battery, Totland

4.4
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Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Soak up coastal views and military history at The Needles Battery, built in the 1860s in anticipation of French hostilities. Walk through a 65 m (213 ft) tunnel to catch the best views of one of Britain's most famous coastal landmarks, the Needles. See the remains of a rocket site and the rocket testing display from the 1950s and 60s. Take in panoramic views from the tearoom at the Port, War Signal Station. To reach the battery walk 20 minutes uphill from the car park, or catch a shuttle. Before you head to Totland, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Totland trip planner, to make sure you see all that Totland has to offer, including The Needles Battery.
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  • Parked at the Needles attraction car park (£6 per day for a very dusty and pot-holed car park). We then walked up the National Trust coast path to the Old Battery which was very interesting to look.....  more »
  • Great walk from Freshwater past Tennyson monument down the the new battery. Stunning views on a glorious day.  more »

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