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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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What an interesting place well worth the effort, but best to walk from the car park as the bus is mega money for the very short distance and with the sun out it's a fantastic walk more »
We parked the car in Freshwater Bay and took a nice cliff walk to Needles. The museum at Needles is a little bit old fashioned. It is worth a visit. more »
Enjoyed the walk up the hill to see the battery. Interesting to visit the rocket exhibition at the new battery. Was greeted by such friendly staff at the National Trust Old Battery and did a children'... more »
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