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Address: King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4BY, England
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The Wish Tower is a historic Martello Tower built to protect the UK from...

The Wish Tower is a historic Martello Tower built to protect the UK from possible invasion by Napoleon. It's a fascinating structure and free tours are available via our website.

The Tower is nothing to do with the cafe next door, called the Western View and run by the local council. They have a separate Trip Advisor page.

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Enough to see it passing by

If you have a walk around the seaside you will eventually pass by the tower. Nothing too especial but I don't know if there is more to it. I did not visit the inside, which I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ccristina_1989
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Majorca, Spain
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Hong Kong
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's nothing to do there. Just a good view with heavy wind. Morning and afternoon and evening are different views.

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Majorca, Spain
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a walk around the seaside you will eventually pass by the tower. Nothing too especial but I don't know if there is more to it. I did not visit the inside, which I believe you can, so I only saw it from the outside.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and rest after long walks along the sea front with adjacent cafe. also close to three of Eastbourne's wonderful theaters.

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Thank balladierphil
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Excellently kept, interesting informations about the structure are provided by panels. Close to a café and toilets.

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Thank Serelinda
Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It was closed when we visited, so there could be more information on the outside to guide tourists. There is only one board, with small writing. Interesting, though, but could be better.

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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

good to walk to and good cafe and nice gardens for picknic good views would have liked to go in but its hit and miss when its open as run by a trust

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Thank Graham A
Swindon, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

unfortunately this was closed because of Christmas but its not very big inside so not much to see, however plenty to look at outside with a wealth of information boards and its right on the seafront about half a mile from the bandstand so easy to get to

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Thank royston c
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I suppose end of November is no time to look for attractions at a seaside resort. But there it is, an easy-to-reach interesting venue that we shall have to return in the summer to see inside.

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Thank Malcolm C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were staying in Eastbourne for the weekend, I do love my History and Martello Towers. Shame The Wish Tower was Closed, but interesting to read the Boards with the Information about the Towers.

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Thank Roger97544
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The tower was closed, but the walled garden, with seating provided a sunny spot with a welcome rest from the wind!

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