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“Good vista's, some you pay for some you can get for free, Dogs allowed”

The Needles Battery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Went to the Battery more so to see the old rocket testing site. However you get the feeling of being funnelled towards the old battery entrance where you have to pay to enter. Not fantastically expensive around £7.00 per adult but when this is not where you wish to go it feels a bit cheeky. Not massively sign posted where the old rocket test site is, it tells you where the new Battery area is, which you will find are FREE.
So on a personal note was disappointed on having to pay for something I was not overly interested in.
The old Battery is nice, it has nice views of The Needles, information about the site, dogs are allowed pretty much everywhere even the tea room downstairs in door seating. We had a cream tea which was nice.
Eventually got see the rocket area I wanted to see, may be due to precarious site of it, you can't see as much as I hoped, never mind.
You can get good pictures of The Needles from a view point and along the edge just as well as at the old battery.
If you are interested in war time history good cheap'ish place visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

My husband loves war time history, so he enjoyed this place. It was very windy. He enjoyed going down the tunnel twice to see the Needles clearer.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for a good hour and a half and had dinner it was amazing views and very intresting the boys loved the tunnel! The food was nice but a little pricey with a young family of 5!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Felicity D
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely walk up to the battery. We weren’t interested in the latter but the walk up to it and back was lovely. Nice and grassy so even more lovely to do it barefoot (as we did). Very calming and relaxing walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RJ36F7
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

The old battery, run by The National Trust gives you great views of the Needles. Access is via the main car park, £5 for the day. Charges may also apply to non NT members

Date of experience: September 2018
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