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

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 

Upcoming events

Then and Now: A look back at 60 years of the High Down rocket testing site

Thu 01 Sep 2016
11:00-13:00
Look back at 60 years of the High Down Rocket Testing site at the Needles New Battery with an introduction to the exhibition, followed by a short walk to the site of the rocket gantries.

Fantastic Fridays at Needles Old Battery

Fri 02 Sep 2016
11:00-15:00
Five fantastic things to do on Fridays.

Awesome Autumn Adventures

Mon 24 Oct 2016
10:30-15:00
Join us at the Needles Battery as we listen to tales from the sea of daring-do and swashbuckling adventure.

The Battery's Hallowe'en bat trail

Sat 29 Oct 2016
10:30-17:00
If you're feeling brave, head to the Needles Old Battery this Hallowe'en for some spooky family activities.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Eating

Visitors and a dog at the Needles Battery, Isle of Wight eating and drinking in the 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.