The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

The parade ground at the Needles Battery on the Isle of Wight in snow

Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Things to see and do

View from Freshwater Bay of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

More about visiting the Isle of Wight 

Whether its walking, cycling, family fun, wildlife or history that interests you, you can find it all on the Isle of Wight.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

What's on 

Yachts in the Round the Island Race at the Needles, Isle of Wight

What's on 

Make the most of your visit to the Needles Battery by joining in with one of our events.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Eating

Visitors eating lunch at the Needles Old Battery Tea Room

Tea-room with a view 

Enjoy stunning views over the Solent from the Needles Old Battery, one of the National Trust's most unusual refreshment stops.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

History

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Places to stay

The exterior of the coastguard holiday cottages, Isle of Wight

Stay on the Needles Headland  

Relax in our holiday cottages, complete with sea views over Alum Bay. They can accommodate up to five people, perfect for breaks with family and friends.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Get involved

People sitting on the chalk cliffs at Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.