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The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

Add The Needles Old Battery & New Battery to your Itinerary

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 GAOE£6.85 per ticket
Adult Group£5.30 per ticket
Adult Standard£6.20 per ticket
Child GAOE£3.45 per ticket
Child Group£2.65 per ticket
Child Standard£3.10 per ticket
Family GAOE£17.15 per ticket
Family Standard£15.50 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 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
    439
  • Very Good
    266
  • Average
    69
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • ALAN M
    Reigate, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    HISTORY WITH A VIEW
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th May 2017
    Another excellent National trust site. The Old Battery and Rocket Testing Facility are perched on the western tip of the island with fabulous views over the Needles and the Dorset coast. The... Read full review
  • Carol W
    uk
    Trip Type:
    Family
    amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th May 2017
    i feel in love with this place, walking along the top to get to the battery the view is outstanding and i could of sat there all day and just watched the world go by, it was very peacful and relaxing. Read full review
  • Tim G
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Really interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th May 2017
    This was a really interesting visit on a rainy day. Nice to get away from the overly touristy lower part of the needles 'centre'. Read full review

Awards

  • Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Gold 2008

Opening Times

Battery and Tea Room (12 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
DayTimes
Monday10:3017:00
Tuesday10:3017:00
Wednesday10:3017:00
Thursday10:3017:00
Friday10:3017:00
Saturday10:3017:00
Sunday10:3017:00
Bank Holiday10:3017:00
Needles New Battery (12 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00
Tuesday11:0016:00
Wednesday11:0016:00
Thursday11:0016:00
Friday11:0016:00
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00
Bank Holiday11:0016:00
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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