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The Needles

From dramatic coastlines to unforgettable experiences, no visit to the Isle of Wight is complete without a trip to see the world famous Needles rocks.

The three white chalk stacks leading up to the Needles Lighthouse are one of the Isle of Wight’s most iconic and most photographed sights.

The Needles Old Battery And New Battery

The Needles Old Battery is a clifftop fort at the very tip of the Needles headland and here you will find the remains of a Victorian coastal defence with an underground tunnel running deep through the cliffs to one of the best views of the Needles rocks.

A later New Battery fort higher up the headland was once the site of a rocket testing site, which played a part in Britain’s launch of space satellites.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - Photo by National Trust

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Chair lift at The Needles Landmark Attraction

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The Needles Landmark Attraction

The Needles Landmark Attraction offers excitement and entertainment for the whole family.

Try the spectacular chairlift ride down past the coloured sands cliffs to the beach. Revel in the breathtaking views from the beach and enjoy a paddle in the sea. Or get a close up view of The Needles by taking a pleasure cruise on the water.

The Needles Landmark Attraction is also home to a variety of children’s attractions, as well as shops, and the site has full catering facilities.