The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Important notice -

We’ve reopened the Needles Old Battery. You are advised to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. The shop and New Battery remain closed. The tearoom has a takeaway menu.

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

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The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

The parade ground, tea-room and toilets at the Needles Old Battery are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to The Needles Old Battery and New Battery (26 Oct - 1 Nov)

Mon 26 Oct 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit The Needles Old Battery and New Battery.
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Eating

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Our tea-room has reopened and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you will support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

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Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, Isle of Wight

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