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The Needles Battery, Totland
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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. Our Totland vacation planner makes visiting The Needles Battery and other Totland attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 pic...  more »
  • With cable cars, 4D cinema, sand shop, cafes, sweet shop, gift shops. Even trips to the battlement on an open top bus. Something for everyone.