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Shoreham Fort

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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About Shoreham Fort
TEMPORARILY CLOSED - This is the last fort of its kind and has a varied history from defence, to its attachment with the charge of the light brigade, to being the first film studio. Come and visit on our open days or events, for a guided tour or a cup of tea or cake from Food For Fort. Although temporarily closed to the public, if you’d like to join us and volunteer on one of our regular work days, meet new people and make a difference to this unique national asset then please do get in touch because any help would be appreciated.
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GoPlaces18815343451 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Don’t bother! It’s all closed off with fencing and looks as if they don’t want any visitors. It used to be great to climb to the top and admire the view.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Albatros513 wrote a review Nov 2021
Chesterfield, United Kingdom87 contributions52 helpful votes
We visited Shoreham Fort on a sunny November day and were impressed by the amount of information about it on the several information boards at the site. Built in the late 1850s at a time of raised tension with France it was one of a number of strategically placed forts designed to discourage any thoughts the French might be having about an attack. It must have worked as they didn't try it! So the fort never fired a shot in anger. Most of the fort is intact, though unfortunately the barrack block that also formed the landward defences has been demolished. Its free to access from the car park next to it, and is also at the end of the beachside boardwalk, plus there are some picnic tables, and a mobile snack bar nearby when we visited. Its well worth a visit, about half an hour is sufficient but worth combining with a walk along the boardwalk.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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6Elaine wrote a review Jun 2021
Brighton, England, United Kingdom54 contributions35 helpful votes
Great place to walk to. Picnic area beach is great tide in or out.place for kids to run & enjoy. Do take your swim wear & a bucket pick up some great shells & enjoy a fresh dip.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Lyn G wrote a review May 2021
West Sussex, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed reading the information boards at Shoreham Fort today. Together with the wild flowers on the beach , the boardwalk and the interesting town with lots of individual shops and cafes Shoreham on Sea has a lot to offer.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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WestCountryGreenMan wrote a review Feb 2021
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom230 contributions75 helpful votes
For about three years now I've been thinking about visiting the fort on & off; last Monday I finally got round to visiting with my wife. It's a nice little place and we spent about half an hour or so looking round it. It's one of those places, you can happily kill about an hour here having a nice walk around and enjoying the views if you're in the area with not much else to do but it's possibly not worth making too much effort to make a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Garyclio, Manager at Shoreham Fort
Responded May 14, 2021
Great that you've managed to visit us, such a shame that you've visited when we've been closed due to Covid. Please do keep an eye on our website and social media to see when we are open and join us for tour so that we can share the fort's diverse and unique history with you :) Look forward to meeting you and your wife when the world straightens out :)
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