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The Needles Battery, Totland

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • On arrival at Alum Bay it is worth parking near the entrance. Parking is free if you are a National trust member but you do need to tell the attendant. He will not ask. It is an easy walk of about 3/4...  read more »
  • The needels baterry is one of the most characteristic places of the island, walk to the battery takes about half an hour, unforgettable views, you can also have lunch which is good and not expensive.
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  • If you can manage the spiral stair case it is also worth going along the tunnel to look out post. Very atmospheric, fascinating historical facts dotted about the whole site. Worth also visiting the ro...  read more »
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