The Needles Old Battery and New Battery (Isle of Wight) Reviews
Description:Property overlooking the Needles on the Isle of Wight
Newest Review: ... so narrow and steep I was convinced the coach was about to plummet into the sea! It is also possible, if you don't mind the walk, to get the bus to Alum Bay and walk up to the cliff. Summer opening times for 2013 are not yet up on the website, but last year the Old Battery was open most days during the week, with the New Battery only being open a couple of days - so plan your visit carefully ... more
Customer The Needles Old Battery and New Battery (Isle of Wight) Reviews (2)
by - written on 20/05/13 (Very useful, 55 readings)
When I was planning my trip to the Isle of Wight, I made sure to schedule in as many heritage trips as possible. I am a member of both the National Trust and English Heritage, so I get in to these places for free. I resolved to visit as many as I could, and one of these was the Needles Old Battery and New Battery. Owned and run by the National Trust, the batteries are military defences perched on the edge of the Needles headland at the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight. The Old Battery dates from 1862, built to help protect the naval dockyards at Portsmouth at a time when the threat of invasion from the French was very real. The New Battery, built later, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/07/11, updated on 22/03/12 (Very useful, 106 readings)
If I were to gauge just how popular an attraction is by how many photos I want to take of it, then the Needles on the Isle of Wight are hugely popular with me. I must have taken about 20 photos of the jagged slabs of chalk from slightly different angles when I was there recently. * The Needles Old Battery * Wanting to see what is undoubtedly the most spectacular natural feature on the Isle, we found ourselves at the Needles Old Battery. It had been a simple toss up between a boat trip out to the rocks or a visit over land to what are called the Old and New Batteries. We chose the latter although at the time knowing precious little about ... Read the complete review
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