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Such history

A simple bunker set up to look across Studland beach but oh what WW2 history. Observation point for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Bunker full of WW2 VIPs

Fort Henry, a Grade II listed World War Two observation bunker overlooking Studland Bay, is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple bunker set up to look across Studland beach but oh what WW2 history. Observation point for Churchill, Eisenhower and Montgomery to watch the biggest live ammunition exercise prior to D-Day. Respect to those who sadly lost theirs lives in this exercise :-(

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Glen504216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Henry, a Grade II listed World War Two observation bunker overlooking Studland Bay, is a little piece of WW2 history and well worth the short walk along the coastal path. The bunker was where Winston Churchill, King George VI, Eisenhower, Field Marshal Montgomery and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

Good walk down from Pig hotel to sandy middle beach on a crisp sunny afternoon. I'm sure this would be delightful on summer day.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

Great little find, which we stumbled upon whilst walking. Really interesting part of our history, gives you goose bumps standing there and looking out as Churchill did.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SagaloutsTour
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This piece of history is on a clifftop siting in front of The Pig on the Beach. Churchill, Eisenhower checked the preparations before the Dday landings from this heavily fortified bunker overlooking Studland Bay

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marcus186300
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I lived in the Dorset area for more than 40 years and spent many hours in the Purbeck area, travelling from the Sandbanks ferry along the beautiful road to Swanage, Corfe Castle and the Purbecks and beyond. It was only a chance viewing of a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter-Cornwall-1951
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We came across these observation bunkers while walking to Old Harrys Rocks. Not really a 'Fort' but part of the WW2 coastal defence initiative. Sadly now falling into disrepair, but still interesting to come across when not expected. There are information plaques telling their story....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheDealBeans
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Really interesting hands on experience. Stand where the King, Churchill, Mountbatten, Montgomery and Eisenhower store to watch practice for the D Day landings

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnW134
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Well worth a visit. Wartime historical site. Information boards and historical buildings. Stunning views. Lovely beach. Parked in Middle Beach carpark.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SuffolkMayfly
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Nice walk along the beach and onto Old Harry Rock. Good stop to take in the fantastic views across Studland Bay.

Date of experience: January 2018
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13 November 2017|
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Response from Middlemiss | Reviewed this property |
No but you can look round most of the fortification.