the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Pay a visit here and enjoy panoramic views of the Needles along with the opportunity to explore the Old and New Batterys' perched high upon the cliffs. There's exhibitions, memorabilia, a tearoom and stunning cliff top walks from Needles Headland to Freshwater. Check opening times on the National Trust website and note the property does close in high winds.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery
West High Down
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JH



4 Stars

Apr 2017

Mr Treasure

Also the former rocket testing site where the Black Knight and Black Arrow Cold war rockets were tested. An interesting site for military history fans.

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