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Grey Point Fort

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Time out well spent.

Have been past this site for a number of years, on one occasion when it was supported by NIEA I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen D
VERY limited opening

You can walk along the coastal path to this place but unless you are there at the weekend , or are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jackie H
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WW1 Coastal Defense Battery built in 1904 with two original 6 inch Coastal guns fully restored and firing on special events - Radio Museum & Military Memorabilia Musems - Admission FREE
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Fort Road | Helen’s Bay, Crawfordsburn, Bangor BT19 1LD, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9185 2731
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been past this site for a number of years, on one occasion when it was supported by NIEA I was to late and it had closed five minutes before, thankfully this meant I did not get a quick chance to run round the site...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk along the coastal path to this place but unless you are there at the weekend , or are part of a group that has pre booked, you cannot get in. You have to peer over the wall and wqonder why this place...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historic gun position that once guarded the entrance to Belfast lough. Museum exhibits show what it was like during operational times. A family visit.

Thank Magoo44
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Useful as part of an overall WW1 history trip. Interesting to see something from WW1 still in NI. A hotchpotch of British Militaria. If you are traveling between Belfast and Bangor and have 30 mins to spare, then this is worth a visit.

1  Thank Trevor_McC
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We checked out this WW I and WW II outpost that was built to guard Belfast Lough. There were WW II reenactors encamped for living history. This is only on some weekends. Great little museum.

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Excellent place with lots of interests for all the family. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. If you need help just ask. And I believe most if not all the work and features is Don by volunteers.

1  Thank OB158
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I live in Bangor which is not not very far from Helen's bay and have visited the fort many times.It is in a surprising location as it is tucked away on the coast in a quiet residential area on one side and nestles unobtrusively near...More

Thank artman71
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Wanted to see these guns so we went on sun.24 and enjoyed a lovely day out it has a great view across Belfast lough the guns and grounds and buildings are looked after by a great bunch of guys who don't get paid for this...More

Thank joseph b
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Lucky to discover this little gem as it appears to have no publicity whatsoever! Saw it on TripAdvisor so paid a visit. Run by volunteers with very little support, it would appear, from the local council. Free admission and free parking which is brilliant but,...More

1  Thank Terence K
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Really interesting museum on the site of a military fort. Lots of local information and military exhibits inside. You can reach it from Helens Bay or from the Coastal path from Bangor to Holywood. If you want to see the exhibits make sure that you...More

1  Thank joaniedot
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