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Isle of Wight

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

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

West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JH

Visitors at The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, Isle of Wight

Important notice

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Needles Battery tea-room will be closed this weekend (24 & 25 Feb). We're sorry for any inconvenience caused but look forward to welcoming you another day.

Planning your visit

Afternoon tea with fruit scones, clotted cream and jam in the restaurant at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Needles Old Battery tea-room open for winter 

Although the Needles New Battery and Old Battery are closed for winter, our tea-room is open each weekend and everyday from 12-16 February (11am-3pm). Plan a visit here.


The Needles Old Battery and New Battery map 

Take a look at the map of The Needles Old Battery and New Battery to help plan your visit.

Visitors walking with their dogs at Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight

Visiting the Needles Battery with your dog 

Find out about visiting the Needles Battery with your dog, including where they can go and what facilities there are for them. This is a one pawprint rated place.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland


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