The Needles Old Battery

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  • The Needles Batteries are on the westerly point of the Isle of Wight and were constructed between 1861-95 for the coastal defence of England.

    The overlook the Needles, a famous coastal and played a really important part in both world wars. The new Battery has been used more recently to test the Black Knight and Black Arrow space rocket engines and in recent times were given to the National Trust and opened to the public in 1982 giving visitors the most superb views of Dorset, the Solent and Hampshire.

    While you can drive right up to the Batteries there is also a great open top bus that runs every half hour on a circular trip via Yarmouth, Freshwater Bay, the Needle Pleasure Park and TotLand allowing you to step off at the Battery to see the remains of the rocket site and enjoy a snack and walk to the New Battery before rejoining the bus.

    Car parking is charged per day and it’s an easy walk to the Old Battery. The Needles Pleasure Park offers everything from ice creams to restaurant facilities and has public toilets.

    Opening times:      10:30am to 5:00 pm daily up to 1 Nov

  • The Needles Old Battery 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 13°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       35%  45%   1 mph
      7:33 am    6:12 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       55%  98%   7 mph
      7:35 am    6:09 pm

    Thursday, Oct 19th
     Windy starting in the afternoon and rain starting in the evening.
     
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       68%  71%   17 mph
      7:36 am    6:07 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Light rain in the evening and overnight and windy starting in the evening.
     
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       72%  83%   18 mph
      7:38 am    6:05 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       84%  68%   29 mph
      7:40 am    6:03 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       42%  52%   17 mph
      7:41 am    6:01 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Rain in the morning and windy throughout the day.
     
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       69%  95%   25 mph
      7:43 am    5:59 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Breezy in the morning and rain starting in the evening.
     
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       46%  99%   19 mph
      7:45 am    5:58 pm

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