The Needles Old Battery, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight Open Daily [Mid March to October]. Paid Admission.

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There is a 3/4 mile tarmacked pathway from the Alum Bay car park to the site.

There is limited disability parking at the Battery which has to be pre-booked.  Disability Toilet.

Full access details can be found here:

Brief description

A Victorian Coastal Defence Site operated by The National Trust.


West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JH



01983 754772



Leave Yarmouth Westwards on the A3054 and remain on this road until you reach a roundabout in Totland.

Continue straight on, keeping the War Memorial on your left, onto Church Hill the B3322.

Remain on this road all the way until you reach the end of the road at the Needles Attraction Car Park.

To access the Old Battery there is a 3/4 mile footpath from the end of the road.

OS SZ295848

Opening Times

Mid March to October: Daily 10.30 - 17.00

November to Mid March: Thursday to Saturday ~ Tea Room only 11.00 - 15.00


Bus service to the Needles Attraction ~ Services 7 and Needles Breezer

For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33


Tea Room

Disability Viewing Platform

At The Needles Attraction:


Public Toilets

Disability Toilets

Baby Changing Facilities

Tea Room

Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)