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“Local history”
Review of Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley
Ranked #4 of 79 things to do in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
408 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Local history”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I was doing a family history of mine and it involved the Fort Scratchley area. So checking information on the Japanese bombing of Newcastle, I was surprised at the records that you can obtain at the fort and also online. It makes for a very interesting and informative visit, especially if you are from the Newcastle area.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Erina, Australia
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137 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great place to check out”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

The history of the fort is really interesting and well worth the visit. The staff are helpful and happy to talk to you about the place, and the views from up top are brilliant.

Visited January 2013
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New South Wales Australia
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fort Scrathcley”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Check times of opening as they vary. Do not miss this wonderful adventure, the family love to walk through the tunnels, see the canons and only extemely occasionally are these canons fired.
I commend the people who have set up Fort Scratchley. Magnificent plus the views of Newcaste City, the Harbour, ships at sea add to the attraction Do do pay an entry fee

Visited January 2013
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sydney
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428 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Fascinating look at history”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Perhaps not well known place to visit this is an excellent way to spend a few hours. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this place. Hands on and interesting. Also very educational about Newcastles place in Australia's history.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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140 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very informative”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

A great day can be had here, excellent location and the views. Extremely informative and very enjoyable to visit, a donation to visit, tunnel tours available at an additional cost.

Visited December 2012
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