NEEDLES OLD & NEW BATTERY

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NEEDLES OLD & NEW BATTERY

The Needles is an iconic image of the Isle of Wight, a set of jagged chalk pillars disappearing into the sea with a lighthouse at the western end of the island. And the easiest way to see them from the land is to visit the Needles Old Battery, a fascinating Victorian fort built in 1862 re-used during both World Wars. The nearby New Battery was used for secret rocket tests during the Cold War and contains an intriguing exhibition.

VERY limited parking nearby - best walk from the Alum Bay car park about a mile away. It can get very windy too.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
West High Down
Alum Bay
County
Isle of Wight
Post Code
PO39 0JH
Main Historic Period
Modern
Tip/Nearby
Tennyson Down for walkers, Alum Bay, Yarmouth Castle
Primary Management
National Trust

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