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“Great chap with the guy at the gate”

Princess Royal Fortress
Ranked #8 of 91 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Interesting place. and well worth a visit.
the guys were dressed in uniform at the gate house which was a nice touch.
But the genteman who let me chatted to me for a good 5 minutes telling me all the places to go and see in the locality - thanks

Thank buskerboy
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We walked the entire grounds of the fortress and explored the tunnels and rooms. You could also climb on some of the military vehicles. My husband was in the "Light Horse" brigade and there was one exhibit for this which he loved. So much history and machinery. There was also high tea being held in one of the buildings which we were told was a regular occurrence. This high tea was packed, wish we had of known about it and booked. Looked like they were enjoying themselves. Highly recommend you visit this fortress which you are in Albany

1  Thank jagphillips
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I feel very humble when I visit places like this. Built in 1892 to protect the Albany harbour entrance, the site of departure in 1914 for the Gallipoli Campaign.

Thank DVM100
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We chose to give ourselves extra time at Whale World not to go inside the fort but just to go up the hill and look at the guns in the caves. It was very cleverly decided at the time and I am sure worked well when they were in need

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Situated on Mt Adelaide, this place is steeped in war history and offers some of the loveliest walk tracks. Park entry is $9 per person and you will need to put aside at least 2 hours so go before 3pm. The tea house (reputed to be the best) is open Wed -Sun. There is a sheltered BBQ area with small playground, toilets and many grassed areas for some time out.

Easily accessible from Marine Drive and with plenty of parking. From Mt Adelaide you will see some spectacular views of the Harbour, King George Sound, Middleton Beach, Emu Point and Oyster Harbour.

On the return to Marine Drive, take a detour up Mt Clarence. The Apex Lookout provides another good vantage point. A bit further up is a car park and then a walk to the top.

1  Thank Livvy7
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