We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A bit rough around the edges but worth a visit”
Review of Fort Paull

Fort Paull
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Fort Paull is the only fully intact Napoleonic Fortress in the North. Covering 10 acres of land this Museum is full of Underground tunnels and rooms, fantastic exhibits and on most weekends throughout the Summer, fantastic displays and events. The Fort is also the home of the worlds only surviving Blackburn Beverley Aircraft. There is also a fully licenced bar and tea rooms on site.
Loughton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“A bit rough around the edges but worth a visit”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

A odd and slightly desolate place, this former Tudor fort sit on the edge of the Humber. It does not accept credit cards and costs £6 to enter, a fee which is about right. The site warrants between one and two hours and the highlights for me were the former railway carriage, used to ferry troops to Berlin, and a huge transport plane which you can go in. There are cavernous basements filled with laughable dummies, a pervasive smell of damp, and some questionable displays that would be inappropriate for young children such as a prisoner hanging from his own belt in a cell. Definitely worth a visit, but with caution for very young children in the air raid shelters. There are coffee and tea and snacks in the bar. About a 25 minute drive from Hull city centre.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
3 Thank AndyWildman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

245 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    58
    78
    50
    32
    27
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“American Car Show Disappointment”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Went to the American Classic Car and American Day on the 6th April 2014. Wasn't even there 30minutes. £6.00 each to get in and there was not even 20 cars there. Some of which were not classic American cars but normal modern vehicles. This place needs lottery funding, and each exhibit needs a over hall. Doesn't seem that anyone who works there litter picks, and some areas are over grown with weeds. But the lady at the till was very welcoming and friendly which is a good sign. It's a shame the rest of the place lets it down. This could be a fantastic attraction due to it's location and possibilities. It just seems with lack of funds it is not getting any TLC. It needs to be closed and re-vamped with new displays and maybe SFX.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Martin F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised. One look at the entrance to the Fort would make people turn away as £18.00 entry fee for a family would seem a little steep. But the place is a gold mine of facts, memorabilia about the amazing people who have served and are serving in the Forces. Fantastic place to visit with children as there are two cafés and a play area. Just needs someone with some money to give it some financial help. Loved it.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank tjsk8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Uk
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“paull and war”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

interesting but limited and Paull itself is not very inspiring. Paull is very small and being developed for renewable energy investment.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Tobyandbunty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hull
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A good effort at providing an attraction around an ageing structure.”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

I have lived in the area for years and never been before.
The site has been in use for hundreds of years as a fortification and has a whole bunch of history.

The exhibits are a bit random but the kids (aged ten )enjoyed the adventure of finding things and then trying to place them in chronological order.

The playground was very usable and the cafe was welcoming.

The cost of admission to the site was low and we are very likely to go again in the summer on one if the event days/weekends.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank s-teal67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Fort Paull also viewed

Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
 
Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
 

Been to Fort Paull? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing