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Needles Old Battery (National Trust)

Needles Old Battery (National Trust)

This spectacularly sited cliff top fort which was built in the 1860s has a fascinating military history brought to life in cartoons by Geoff Campion of Dan Dare fame. Two original guns are on display in the parade ground and a tunnel gives a bird's eye view of the Needles. Children can discover the site with a family activity pack and refreshments are available in the island's most westerly tea room! The site has a number of steep paths and uneven surfaces. The tunnel is accessed by a narrow winding staircase.

Opening times & prices
Winter 2012: Tea Rooms only open. 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Summer 2013: Daily March 16th - November 3th. Old Battery and tea rooms: 10.30am-5pm New battery: Sat-Thurs 11am- 4pm
2013; 5.10 Adult, 2.55 Child, 12.75 Family * includes a voluntary 10% donation, however visitors can choose to pay the standard admission prices. National Trust members free.

The Needles Old Battery,
West High Down
Alum Bay
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JH

Contact Details

Travel and Parking
Travel:- Until 30th October Needles Breezer Bus http://www.islandbuses.info/otneedles.shtml
Parking:- There is no vehicular access to the site. Disabled access by arrangement - please telephone for details.

Facilities: -
Picnic area Gift Shop Disabled Access Refreshments / Cafe Group Discount

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