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. 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.
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  • It is quite a climb up to the battery, but there is also a bus you can take. Once at the top the views are breathtaking. We did not go in to the battery, but we walked up to the top and to the rocket....  more »
  • Super interesting, have an adventure along the tunnels and go back in time. Lots to see, do and learn or just a great place to take in the scenery. Lovely walk along the coast too!  more »

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