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Radar Tower

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Forgotten history

The tower is only open first Sunday of the month, but along with the recently opened Beacon Hill... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem!

This is (I believe) the last one if its type left in the country and is part of the Harwich war... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
Harwich, Essex
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
Jun 11, 2018
“Forgotten history”
Feb 24, 2019
“Nice views”
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

This was fun place for my son and us. Been given torches if we wanted to go in the tunnels and it was just a fun thing to do. Got my son exploring and lovely view from the tower

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sarka K
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

The tower is only open first Sunday of the month, but along with the recently opened Beacon Hill fort is well worth visiting if you’re interested in relatively recent history. Many structures in this area are most ex-WW2, and are in the process of being...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AndyE402
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Confusing place it advertised but when you find it thru parks and houses its ring fenced off and you cant get in saw no signage to suggest when and times open asked in town seems only open 1 day per month ?

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Simon P
Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is (I believe) the last one if its type left in the country and is part of the Harwich war defence department, and the only part of it that is open, well looked after and available to visit as it is another historic site...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank whitbyabi
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We visited on the last May bank holiday, but I think it is normally open on the last Sunday of the month. Only a £1 to get in and witness a piece of history. The ceilings are low and there is only a narrow staircase...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Small interesting gem - originally built in 1941 for the development of RDF Type 287 to detect E boats and to protect the harbour. Now contains donated bits and pieces mostly of a naval nature. Apparently under development and hoping for new and some more...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank veggiebeachhut
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