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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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  • See my review of the needles for best comments and suggestions............ Not suitable for disabled people to see best views of needles.  more »
  • ok views of the needles and the ocean, we cycled our way here, note it is quite steep to get to the top.  more »
  • Wow! What a great site, came here not knowing what to expect but it was chock full of history. Didn't know you could get so close to the Needles either. Huge site too, needs a few hours to see it all....  more »

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