The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

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 

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

What's on 

Upcoming events

Round the Island Yacht Race Breakfast

Sat 07 Jul 2018
06:00-11:00
The Needles Old Battery will be open early so come along to our tea-room and enjoy a hearty breakfast whilst watching the yachts round the Needles rocks. Or just come and enjoy the view.

Guided Tours of The Needles Old Battery

Wed 25 Jul 2018
11:00-14:00
Every Wednesday throughout the summer you can discover the history of the Needles Old Battery on one of our guided tours.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at The Needles Battery

Thu 26 Jul 2018
11:00-14:00
We've lots of activities for you to tick off your 50 things list this summer.

Pirates, Shipwrecks and Smuggling

Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Enjoy a swashbuckling adventure and help us make a pirate ship, whilst learning about the shipwrecks and smuggling of the Isle of Wight.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Eating and shopping

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.