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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.

  • Weather

    The Needles Old Battery 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures rising to 10°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning and windy until evening.
     
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       87%  87%   20 mph
      7:59 am    4:02 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 12th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       17%  49%   7 mph
      8:00 am    4:02 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 13th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
     
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       73%  79%   13 mph
      8:01 am    4:02 pm
    Thursday, Dec 14th
     Breezy until evening and rain in the morning.
     
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    9
       66%  71%   21 mph
      8:02 am    4:02 pm

    Friday, Dec 15th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       53%  44%   18 mph
      8:02 am    4:02 pm
    Saturday, Dec 16th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
     
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       7%  56%   14 mph
      8:03 am    4:03 pm

    Sunday, Dec 17th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       55%  54%   6 mph
      8:04 am    4:03 pm
    Monday, Dec 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       19%  71%   3 mph
      8:05 am    4:03 pm

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