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Located in the middle of Gravesend it has an ample car park but I found free parking at the canal basin (limited). On the river front it is an artillery fort in very good condition. I went very early morning to take exterior photographs but there are tours during the day so I…
We took our 6 year old grandson during the summer holidays. He really liked the big guns and the history of the site.
There are statues of national hero Gordon all over the country including (on a camel) in Chatham, in Victoria Embankment Gardens in London, Southampton and Aberdeen. The one in Gravesend is full length, showing Gordon in uniform with a sabre, on a pedestal with six steps leading…
Well done to volunteers who keep this going but like most things in Gravesend it needs more promoting on site. Maybe it's been tried and vandalised, maybe the generations that are interested are dying out. Get along for a look before UK history disappears
A great trip for the day down the prom and fort gardens lovely history You can imagine Adolf’s planes trying to get up the Thames to London and the Gravesend defences firing all barrels at them and a great view of the traffic on the Thames some huge liners in the summer too