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

Mothering Sunday at the Needles Old Battery

Sun 11 Mar 2018
10:30-16:00
Treat your Mum on her special day to a traditional afternoon tea at the Needles Battery tea-rooms.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
10:30-16:30
Find the clues hidden around the Battery to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate prize.

Guided Tours of The Needles Old Battery

Wed 04 Apr 2018
11:00-14:00
Join our guided tour of the Needles Old Battery to find out about the history of this Palmerston fort.

Make a pocket rocket

Thu 05 Apr 2018
11:00-15:00
Design, make and launch your own 'fizzy' rocket at the Highdown rocket site.
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.