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Fascinating place

We volunteer here, and find it rewarding, uncovering history is so fascinating, the people friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen P
Harwich, England, United Kingdom
Unexpected surprise

My Wife and I where walking along the seafront at Harwich and noticed a sign to the Beacon Hill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We volunteer here, and find it rewarding, uncovering history is so fascinating, the people friendly and so many memories shared. There is plenty of wildlife, tunnels to explore (lights supplied, if needed). There is now a small area that is used as a museum, showing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I where walking along the seafront at Harwich and noticed a sign to the Beacon Hill Fort. When we walked in we where meet by one of the owners and where given lots of info about the Fort and the history and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

An old fort dating back to 1543. Used in both World wars and full of the old gun emplacements and store rooms. An interesting place if you are interested in that sort of thing.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I used to come as a child and was really pleased to see that someone is finally trying to save such an important piece of our history. A free place to visit relying on donations to help towards the restoration of the site, deserves as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Am amazing place to visit all laid out in the raw just cleared of overgrown trees weeds an bushes to expose history of wartime Essex ww1 an ww2 over 5.5 acres kids loved buildings, towers, gunning placements, tunnels .I advise to take a torch an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

What an excellent place this is . Free parking free entry you can make a donation if you like under no pressure which my friend and myself did quite happily. The place itself is amazing if you are into this kind of thing . There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Visited the Harwich Radar Tower and right next door the Beacon Hill Fort. Fascinating remains of WW1 and WW2 fortifications (gun emplacements, stores, tunnels) to defend Harwich now being renovated by a group of volunteers. Didn't know it was there until today. Dogs were welcome...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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