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Harwich Redoubt Fort

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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It is a long steep climb to the fort but worth the effort, plenty of interesting military artefacts to view.

I have flown with emirates 12 times and each flight has been enjoyable.I would rate them ten out of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harwich, United Kingdom
Harwich fort

Great visit to the fort unbelievable how it was brought back from the state it was in to what it is... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Annan, United Kingdom
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An extremely impressive 180ft (60m) diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against a Napoleonic invasion. Ten guns sit on the battlements. Eighteen casements below would house 300 troops in siege conditions. Part of the...more
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Main Road, Harwich CO12 3LT, England
+44 1255 502872
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All reviews hidden gem slide show well worth a visit beer festival hard work interesting place couple of hours great place to visit interesting exhibits per adult great bit of history re enactments lower level local history sea shanty housing estate run by volunteers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have flown with emirates 12 times and each flight has been enjoyable.I would rate them ten out of ten.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great visit to the fort unbelievable how it was brought back from the state it was in to what it is now absolutely brilliant place to visit 😁

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fionac766
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Harwich Society have done an incredible job in the restoration of this unique piece of history. Cleary the work is ongoing in places but the whole thing is well laid out with good explanations and interesting displays. Well worth 2-3 hours of visiting time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil M
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in here to start our visit to the Sea Shanty Weekend. The fort itself is a great place to walk around and discover lots of hidden rooms and historical paraphernalia. On our visit though there was lots of re-enactments going on. Loads of people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gossyboy
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Enjoyed an hour here but could have spent several more, there is so much to see, a walk back through history in a fabulous setting. Congratulations to the volunteer restoration team.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

A place with a really interesting history, both from its inception, and from the story of its restoration by local enthusiasts in the 1960's and since. The slide show is a must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Keith_Pr
Reviewed 17 September 2018

went on heritage open day but was so impressed joined the harwich society, did not have time to take in all of the exhibits so will certainly visit again

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank graysblinds
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Spent a lovely afternoon in this fascinating place. It was well worth a visit and the whole building and displays are maintained by volunteers who should be applauded. So many exhibits and historical facts. Just off the Main Street, parking along a narrow track is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank DandK490
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I could have spent many more hours perusing all of the rooms on the ground floor level. 50 years of hard work to get it back to its original state and what an interesting place it is. I really enjoyed it. The only downside was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Beverley H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

After visiting a friend I had some spare time and called in at the Harwich Redoubt Fort. The staff are extremely friendly and willing to talk about the Fort and the renovation project which started in 1969. There are lots of different areas to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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30 July 2018|
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Response from dpm666 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they do from memory but can't guarantee it off the top of my head . They are really friendly people so I would give them a quick call before you go. The only number I could find on the website is 01255... More
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9 August 2017|
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Response from PeterA903 | Reviewed this property |
10am - 4pm everyday. All details are on their website. Hope this helps? If you visit I am sure you will enjoy it.
14 May 2016|
Response from billmA2195UR | Reviewed this property |
Hi. 10-4 Mon-Sun