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The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

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Historic Site

West High Down
ALUM BAY
Isle Of Wight
PO39 0JH

Tel: +44 01983 754772

The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult GAOEFree
Adult GroupFree
Adult StandardFree
Child GAOEFree
Child GroupFree
Child StandardFree
Family GAOEFree
Family StandardFree

* Gift Aid on Entry (GAOE) tickets Include a voluntary 10% donation; visitors can, however, choose to pay the standard admission prices which are displayed at the property and at www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Admission to the Needles New Battery is free.
Group visits and school visits available – please contact property for details

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking - There is no vehicular access to the Needles headland. Limited disabled parking available. Please phone property to arrange.
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Catering

  • Cafe
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Establishment Features

  • Beach/Coast 20 min walking distance
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome - Dogs on leads welcome everywhere except in the tearoom.
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Educational tours should be prebooked.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Tours must be prebooked.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke, B3401, B3399 to Freshwater, A3055 to Alum Bay.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Carisbrooke, B3401, B3399 to Freshwater, A3055 to Alum Bay.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Alum Bay.

Please note: access from Alum Bay is on foot only only approx ¾ mile along a well surfaced path or by Needles Tour bus. No vehicle access to site - for disabled access arrangements please phone 01983 754772 or email isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk
Parking at Alum Bay is not National Trust.
Minimum charge £4

Public Transport Directions

From West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry: No 1 bus route to Newport and change to No 7 to Alum Bay.
From Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 9 bus route to Newport and change to No 7 to Alum Bay.
From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 bus route to Alum Bay.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office). Also Needles Tour Bus from Yarmouth or Alum Bay.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    401
  • Very Good
    250
  • Average
    68
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • sandmhq
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Windy Walk with Lovely Views
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 27th November 2016
    We walked from the Tennyson Monument to the battery along the cliffs on a very windy day. The views were outstanding. The Needles Battery had excellent explanation boards. Worth a visit. Read full review
  • kpt1356
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Scenic walk - interesting visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th November 2016
    The walk to the Battery takes you along stunning cliff paths, The battery itself is not huge but there are good explanations of its significance in protecting the maritime routes along the south... Read full review
  • beverley3663
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A haven in the rain
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th November 2016
    What a lovely tearoom! Staff were lovely, tea was very welcome after a walk in the rain! Lovely cake too. A chance to look out the big windows at the needles. It has a very 1940's feel, some great... Read full review

Awards

  • Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Gold 2008

Opening Times

Tea Room (5 Nov 2016 - 11 Dec 2016)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday11:0015:00
Sunday11:0015:00

* Last entry 4.30pm. New Battery may open school holidays and other days when possible. Please note the property may have to close in high winds. Please phone to check (01983) 754772.

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