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. Before you head to Totland, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Totland trip planner, to make sure you see all that Totland has to offer, including The Needles Battery.
The Needles Battery reviews
We bypassed all the amusements etc which looked depressing and mainly closed due to Covid. Parked but no where to pay so considered it a freebie. We had NT sticker in our car anyway but am sure that..... more »
Nice walk on a clear day, looking out over the bay. Good parking, cheaper if you are a member of the National Trust more »
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