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The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

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Historic Site

West High Down
Isle Of Wight
PO39 0JH

Tel: +44 01983 754772

The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult GAOEup to £6.50 per ticket
Adult Groupup to £5.00 per ticket
Adult Standardup to £5.90 per ticket
Child GAOEup to £3.25 per ticket
Child Groupup to £2.50 per ticket
Child Standardup to £2.95 per ticket
Family GAOEup to £16.25 per ticket
Family Standardup to £14.75 per ticket

* 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
Admission to the Needles New Battery is free.
Group visits and school visits available – please contact property for details


Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • 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


  • 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
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 or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office). Also Needles Tour Bus from Yarmouth or Alum Bay.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Martin C
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th October 2016
    great family attraction, super informative, and great for kids who got to roam and do some solid learning. a great way to spend 2 hours! Read full review
  • Dairyproduct
    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Its a climb!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd October 2016
    We recently went there with our 2y/o and boy was it a long walk, specially when children tend to pick up/examine ever pebble/rock on the way up. However once we arrived it was amazing! Everything has... Read full review
  • Emily B
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great sunny day out with the National Trust
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd October 2016
    Managed to get a great day in October to walked to the needles battery and soak in a bit of history. Lovely maintained walks with numerous viewing points, the actual museum was great, with plenty of... Read full review


  • Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Gold 2008

Opening Times

Battery and Tea Room (12 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
Bank Holiday10:3017:00
Needles New Battery (12 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
Bank Holiday11:0016:00
Tea Room (5 Nov 2016 - 11 Dec 2016)

* 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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