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Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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So much inside, a great educational little visit. Well worth the very reasonable entrance fee.

We were not expecting much but came away delighted. The kids activities were a nice touch and they... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
A fascinating Anti-invasion fortress

The Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne is a fascinating place, it is a defence fort and circular in... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
St Ives, United Kingdom
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One of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this Napoleonic Fortress.Built to defend the South Coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a unique monument to that time along with a vibrant events...more
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Redoubt Fortress Royal Parade | Heritage Eastbourne, Eastbourne BN22 7AQ, England
+44 1323 410300
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All reviews parade ground guided tour free return visit regimental museums napoleonic wars well worth a visit interesting visit rainy afternoon interesting history per adult small fee free entry interesting place couple of hours lovely little cafe sea front great place to visit
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the redoubt fortress after me telling my partner how fantastic it was about a year and half ago when I took the children. The children couldn’t wait to go back there so half term we went but was shocked as although children went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We were not expecting much but came away delighted. The kids activities were a nice touch and they had a halloween treasure hunt on. So worth the small fee to go in. Would only spend a couple of hours max there but really worthwhile.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

The Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne is a fascinating place, it is a defence fort and circular in shape and is an impressive sight along the promenade to the east of Eastbourne Town Centre. It was built in 1805 and was built during the anti-invasion preparations...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank paullegate
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I took my daughters to the Halloween event. They had lots of fun following clues to find all the bat's in the fortress to get a sweetie prize at the end. They also spent a lot of time making Halloween props out of the lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

What a great place to visit. You don't have to pay to see the outside of the fort, but it is well worth paying to see the inside. It is very well presented with lots of interactive things for children. Toilets were of a good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank K1268YTmichaelb
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Excellent example of a Napolean Era fort. Very well maintained and the exhibits are well explained. If you get a chance take the tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Walk999
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Interesting visit. Built as defence against Napoleon displays show its history through the two world wars. Well worth a visit but only the gun platform accessible for wheelchairs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 125suh
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The weather was terrible when we were there but that is anywhere in the uk. The theatres were amazing and the price of the drink very fair in the theatre. They were also very beautiful inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peter h
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Visited yesterday, lots of empty rooms to view, a few animated soldiers projected onto the walls, giving an audio description of what it was like, there is a bunk bed in one of the rooms, a writing desk and chair in another, a long table...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Doug N
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Couldn't find access to this place without climbing down steps. We wanted to visit and also use the cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
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5 September 2018|
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Response from MissExplorer_411 | Reviewed this property |
Eleanor C
18 May 2017|
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Response from Redoubt F | Property representative |
Hi Eleanor, sorry we missed your question. Dogs are welcome in the parade ground and up on the gun platform but not inside the building itself