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“Dog walk with a sprinkling of history....loved it”
Review of Tilbury Fort

Tilbury Fort
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Tilbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tilbury Fort is possibly the finest example of a bastioned 17th Century artillery fortress in the Britsh Isles. Today visitors can visit the original Guardhouse, Chapel and Gatehouse buildings as well as the huge eighteenth century gunpowder magazines. You can also explore the Victorian underground magazine passages and imagine what life was like for a gunner in the late nineteenth century. There is a free audio guide, museum, exhibition and gift shop. Hot drinks and a range of light refreshments are available in the shop. There is an indoor seating area in the old Guardhouse and picnic tables and benches outside.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Arrived early for an audio tour of the site. I was impressed with the layout of the fort and the ease of access around the exhibits with a dog in tow. Well behaved dogs and their owners are welcomed here. Dogs must remain on leads at all times and with the number of foxes on site I was glad he was on a lead. There are some interesting facts stated on the tour by David Starky and the tour guide lasted around 40 minutes. I was amazed at how large the site was. There are residents living at the fort on the leased premises which added to the amusement of the walk. As I walked around the back of the fort off the beaten track, I could see the curtains twitching which made me chuckle. I enjoyed my time here. There was ample free parking, trinkets for sale and a small tea room to sit down and read my newspaper. I enjoyed my half day adventure here.

1  Thank Denise S
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"sunny day"
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"power station"
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"across the river"
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"few hours"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This nice little gem is surrounded by heavy industry near the docks, but just shows how important the Thames was and is to London and the history of England. You must use the audio guide to get the best from this experience which will be an hour and a half well spent. There are gentle inclines, and it will be muddy on wet days, but it has nice views toward Kent.

2  Thank April S
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Although we do occasionally visit Eng. Heritage sites, we only became aware of this one on the day, as later to go to London Cruise Terminal (see separate review) just down the road. There are concessions on prices for a number of groups so that suited us as this would not be our normal thing. But it is well preserved and kept and what is on offer is worth the admission fee(free of course to members). For us the highlight was the view up and down the river and across to Kent side (extra star given for this). Other visitors around on the day seemed very taken with their visits .

2  Thank V E D
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

If you are in the area then Tilbury Fort is well worth a visit. Run by English Heritage the fort is situated right on the north bank of the Thames with views up and down the river.

You can walk around the outer walls, view a number of assorted guns (some can be elevated and turned), walk through the ammunition magazine and visit the small museum and chapel.

An audible tour is available free of charge and there are information boards around the fort and a history of the for in one of the buildings.

Due to the nature of the forts construction there are a number of steps and slopes that have to be climbed to see everything.

We visited with another couple and spent almost two hours there and we all enjoyed it.

1  Thank AnthonyLudgershall
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I was surprised to find this site in a book when looking for somewhere to go on a Sunday. It turned out to be well worth the visit having been well preserved and presented by English Heritage. The fort's history is presented from Henry the 7th with an interesting collection of artillery and munitions. There is a Pub next door providing very inexpensive food and another Fort is nearby (The Coalhouse) which has a collection of recovered aircraft parts from the local area and artillery.

4  Thank julianeagle
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