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Harwich Redoubt Fort

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This is a great place to visit for a few hours. Lots to see and loads of history to read and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marston Green, null, United Kingdom
Great history and great views

Fantastic place. The keepers even kept the fort open for us for an extra hour after normal closing... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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The fort is open to the public 10.00-16.00 daily during the summer season 1st May - 30 September. WINTER OPENING SUNDAYS ONLY 10:00-16:00 An extremely impressive 180ft (60m) diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against...more
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Main Road, Harwich CO12 3LT, England
+44 1255 502872
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All reviews hidden gem well worth a visit slide show beer festival hard work great place to visit interesting place couple of hours interesting exhibits re enactments lower level wrap up warm great history local history sea shanty run by volunteers restoration work
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit for a few hours. Lots to see and loads of history to read and see. Plenty to see for all the family

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic place. The keepers even kept the fort open for us for an extra hour after normal closing as we were late & we watched the sunset from this brilliant high up 360 degree view point. The rooms below are very well organised and full...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Mwavim
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

We visited this hidden gem on a Sunday afternoon and were amazed by what we found. A fantastically restored forte manned by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers who were so friendly. For just £3 you can walk around this wonderful piece of history which is full...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Bonniebeard
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Lovely day out. My son is almost 7 and he absolutely loved it. Lovely people working there that couldn't do enough.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Sarka K
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Went in to Harwich on a spontaneous Sunday trip and was so pleased to find the fort open! We were greeted by extremely happy and enthusiastic staff who really couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a great time (people were offering talks, offering tea...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank S1R5
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

The Redoubt is a local attraction which was built for the French invasion by Napoleon which never came to occur. The current building (all original) has exhibits from the local area and covers the history period from build to today. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Phillip A
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

What a great place to visit. It’s run by very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly people. It’s full of historical memorabilia to inform you of the site over the years. Our visit ended with a lovely cuppa and friendly chat with the helpers. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Tra1971cy
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

We went to the redoubt over the Harwich beer festival weekend. The redoubt itself has been very well preserved and all credit to those that look after it. The beer festival was very good, the weather was fantastic and the beer great too.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ScottMF
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyable visit (as always) volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable, taking time to explain the weapons and points of interest to my son. We have visited a few times, it's always worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 1980Shelby
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Round for with cannons on all sides. In fantastic condition. Built in 1808 to keep out Napoleons invasion. Harwich port needed protection as it would have been a perfect embarking area. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable and well trained.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank A3303XQpaulh
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from dpm666 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they do from memory but can't guarantee it off the top of my head . They are really friendly people so I would give them a quick call before you go. The only number I could find on the website is 01255... More
Lynda C
August 9, 2017|
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Response from PeterA903 | Reviewed this property |
10am - 4pm everyday. All details are on their website. Hope this helps? If you visit I am sure you will enjoy it.
May 14, 2016|
Response from billmA2195UR | Reviewed this property |
Hi. 10-4 Mon-Sun