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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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.