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Beautiful, Historic but seemingly abandoned

We went here today and it was honestly beautiful, I can't fault the experience but it's so very sad... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2019
A lovely beach boardwalk, ending at Shoreham fort (1857).

Start from around Ferry Road, take the boardwalk on the beach to Shoreham Fort. So very... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2019
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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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, a run around or a cup of...more
Forthaven, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5HY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a letdown. It is just a mound of earth and a few fortified walls. I had a much more interesting time taking a few steps & talking to the people on duty at the adjacent Coastguard station & exploring the nearby harbour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Shoreham old fort should have lottery funding for this tourist attraction to be completed. This could be a winner with restaurant with views across to lifeboat station. Come on people of shoreham this is history.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stephen m
Reviewed May 21, 2019

We went here today and it was honestly beautiful, I can't fault the experience but it's so very sad that so much of it is locked or shut now, i wish the council would fund the upkeep of the fort so that it can been...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mrpatrickus
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Start from around Ferry Road, take the boardwalk on the beach to Shoreham Fort. So very interesting - many colourful (unique?) plants, growing on the beach. Sea views, interesting houses on the beach and ending up at the Napoleonic Fort. Super views of Shoreham Harbour...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NEIL A
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Great fun exploring this old fort, which has lots of history and is situated where there are other things to do: sit on the beach, have a swim, visit the most interesting coastguard station, where you receive a great welcome and learn a lot about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Richard L
Reviewed February 17, 2019

This fort/battery is supported by local people it is well worth a visit. Good new car park next to the fort (paying + 2m barrier)

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Fort appears to be entirely run by volunteers who do a great job.The exposure to the elements must make this tough back-breaking work. The visitor information notices tell a great story, occasional open days are worth looking out for. Probably a 20 minute walk from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trevor J
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Visited on an Open Day late summer. A lot of effort had gone into making the day both interesting and informed. A lot of visitors there. Lived in area all my life and my first visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reg R
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Our first visit to this site and we were very pleasantly surprised. We happen to visit by chance on an occasion when it was manned by their volunteers so we were able to hear first hand on what they do. The volunteers visit every other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SOGofBrighton
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Relatively well preserved seafront fort but nothing to do other than just look at the structure. Good place to take the kids for a run about, perfect for a game of hide & seek.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Matthew P
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Shellie S
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Response from Garyclio | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on site and also on the tour too :) We do occasionally make a few bangs if it’s our special events (a lot of bangs on the first complete weekend of June for our MILITARY HISTORY WEEKEND) This is a lovely... More