The Needles Old Battery - Isleofwight
Are you a business owner in Isle of Wight?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Isle of Wight.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to The Needles Old Battery
As the name suggests, The Needles Old Battery and New Battery are located on the tip of the headland, next to The Needles. The views from these National Trust treasures are stunning. Walk up to the top of the headland and you will see over Tennyson Down, along the beautiful southern coastline of the island and across the Isle of Wight. However, from anywhere on this impressive site you can enjoy the breath-taking views over the Solent to the mainland and up towards Yarmouth. A tunnel from the Needles Old Battery actually takes you underground and through to the original searchlight station, for unbeatable 'close-up' views over The Needles rock formation.
The Needles Old Battery has been maintained and re-created, with rooms as they would have been during the Victorian fort's use. The impressive entrance, across the rolling bridge and through the chalky hillside into the fort, entices you in. You are sure to be impressed by the original guns still mounted in position high over the water, informative and atmospheric rooms, not to mention the amazing view points of course! Something not to be missed is the searchlight emplacement, for the explorers among you! Climb down the steep spiral staircase, then walk through the narrow tunnel, to find a small underground room dug into the rock, with views over The Needles themselves! The huge searchlight situated here was used to survey the surrounding waters.
There are two parts to the site - don't forget to check out The Needles New Battery up the hill, which is free entry. They are a five-minute steep walk from each other, or you can catch the bus between the two.
See the official National Trust website for full information including opening times and admission prices, along with other National Trust Isle of Wight attractions.
You may also like
- Best Seller
Isle of Wight Day Trip from London
Experience what England was like in days gone by on a day trip to the Isle of Wight from London. Get some free time on England's largest island and see sights such as the6 Reviews
- Best Seller
Osborne Admission Ticket
Osborne reflects Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's passions, tastes, and style. Ornate furnishings and artifacts from The Royal Collection fill rooms and corridors where
3-day Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast Small-Group Tour
Immerse yourself in the marvellous Isle of Wight on this thorough 3-day adventure. Along with your professional guides, explore what this marvellous seaside location has
- Best Seller
English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass - 9 and 16 Days
Enjoy free entry to over 100 English Heritage sites including Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Hadrian's Wall and Tintagel Castle. Only available to non-UK residents, you can st9 Reviews
Isle of Wight ZooSandown, Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown's co
Isle of Wight Adventure Activities Booking CentreFreshwater, Isle of Wight
We love outdoor adventure activities. Our activities are based in the water or in the woods of the spectacular West Wight area, with its cliffs, caves, surf and more! You
The Needles Park, Alum BayFreshwater, Isle of Wight
Our world famous coloured sand cliffs overlook the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark – The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. The chairlift is one of the many attractio
Osborne HouseEast-Cowes, Isle of Wight
Queen Victoria wrote "It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, the royal seaside palace where Queen Victo
Newtown Old Town HallYarmouth, Isle of Wight
Thought to be built in 1699, Newtown Old Town Hall is a beautifully restored, historic building, with an extremely interesting story to tell. Now maintained by the Nation
Brading Roman VillaBrading, Isle of Wight
Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Romano-British archaeological sites in the UK. Our award-winning Exhibition and Visitor Centre offers a unique insight into Roman