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Summer adventures with the National Trust

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More to explore at the Needles Old Battery

This summer, have a family adventure at one of our most exciting Island destinations.

The Needles Old Battery is a cliff-top Victorian fort, with amazing views, and a dramatic past waiting to be discovered. Hunt for Major Mindup and his gunners who are hidden around the fort. Or find out what it was really like to be a gunpowder soldier at the Battery, with our dressing up costumes. There’s a secret tunnel too with a winding staircase, but what will you find at the end?

Even arriving at the Old Battery is special. Take the double decker bus, or enjoy a leisurely 20 minute stroll up the winding road, with spectacular views of the famous Needles.

With miles of beaches and rolling downland, acres of woods and lots of wildlife, our places on the Island are perfect for family adventures. We have activities every week of the holidays, from our hedgerow trail at Bembridge Windmill, to sandcastle –building at Compton Beach and bug-hunting at Mottistone Gardens.

Plan your day out:

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