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Very interesting and informative visit. Was looking for something to do on a rainy day for couple... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Totally Unexpected

When we saw a sign for Newhaven Fort we were expecting a crumbling fort and even on the approach to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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An award-winning attraction offering an exciting and varied day out for the whole family. A Victorian coastal fortress housing exhibitions, displays and a program of special events. There is so much to see and do: stunning cliff-top views and...more
Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS, England
+44 1273 517622
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative visit. Was looking for something to do on a rainy day for couple of hours, was there for a lot longer. Really worth the visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we saw a sign for Newhaven Fort we were expecting a crumbling fort and even on the approach to the main entrance we were still thinking 'old fortifications'. Nothing on the outside prepares you for what is to come. We were amazed at the...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a must for history nuts as well as someone in need of a good day out. The exhibits are superb and everything is done to give a real feeling of what the fort was like through it's history. Great views too. The lovely...More

Thank JimboJagman
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A return visit with Friends, yet again the lady at the shop/ticket office was extremely informative on were to go first and other information (If only all attracts had staff like this!!) On this visit I experienced the Blitz Bomb Shelter which was fantastic.

Thank bottomleybradley2015
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had our first trip to Newhaven Fort today. I can’t believe we haven’t been before, it was absolutely brilliant. The website doesn’t do it justice. My boys aged 9 and 6 loved it. We were expecting a couple of hours entertainment but were there...More

Thank Suzyneve
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely way to spend a day finding out new information - great exhibitions and fab views out to sea. If I could make one observation, it would be great to have someone wandering round able to answer historical questions we had on the exhibitions....More

Thank Louise J
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We are always appreciative of places to visit which allow well-behaved dogs and this is one of them. Fascinating aspects of the Fort's and the area's history, very friendly and helpful staff, and plenty of opportunity to get some lovely views of Newhaven Port. Need...More

Thank EllenMay2013
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I went with a group and we were guided through the Fort and its long history by Ian our guide. It is well worth booking someone to guide you through this special attraction, you get to see and hear about some much more. Ian our...More

Thank A6427TSdavidh
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Wow, what is there not to like about the fort. From the moment we arrived and met the very lovely lady selling the tickets to gain entry we had a blast. The fort is steeped in history and with so much to see and do...More

Thank Sunnyside2009
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I visited with my grandchildren and was very pleasantly surprised by the fort, the exhibits, the quality of the presentations, and the very helpful, enthusiastic staff. I understand that the fort has had some difficult times in the past but under its new management it...More

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22 August 2017|
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Response from 215rosieg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you'll manage okay with a pushchair
22 August 2017|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Mostly. You will be ok with the main exhibition areas.
Dee C
17 August 2016|
Response from ACL149 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Dogs are allowed in .We took our retriever and he loved it!
25 August 2015|
Response from George T |
You can visit here on a rainy day as the Cafe' and exhibits are all housed in doors. However, it is advisable to visit on a sunny day unless you bring a coat