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The Naze Tower

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Address: The Naze Old Hall Lane | Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze CO14 8LE, England
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+44 1255 852519

This is a lookout tower from 1720 that is now an observation deck, cafe and...

This is a lookout tower from 1720 that is now an observation deck, cafe and art gallery

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Worth the climb

Marvellous views on all sides from the top of this tower. Great café and also has art exhibitions as well. You will need to be ready for the steep steps though and there are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Marvellous views on all sides from the top of this tower. Great café and also has art exhibitions as well. You will need to be ready for the steep steps though and there are plenty of them. The view from the top is, however the great reward!!

Thank mikefogg
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit to The tower amazing views from the top after an exciting climb up a spiral staircase. Lots to see in the museum and art gallery. Was really taken with the ceramics. Lovely carrot cake and coffee and husband rated the sausage rolls !!

Thank Penny B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't go into the tower itself as it was closed when we visited. However, the area around the tower is great for a walk. There are great views out to sea and over to Felixstowe Docks. The site boasts plenty of history and there are information boards around to explain further. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rick61
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great for adults and children alike, plenty of history , birdwatchers paradise, lots for children to do in the centre, children's activities, a great cafe which serves great coffee amongst other food and a lovely gift shop packed with information.

Thank Ron S
Tadley, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Interesting tower (watch opening times) surrounded by a lovely grassland area and view to the North sea and beach. Great dog walking either above or below the crumbling cliffs or just chill-out (after all it is East coast!) on the beach.

Thank Graham P
Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Situated on a very large area of natural beauty with splendid views of Harwich and Felixstowe lots of walking and bird watching.

Thank Joan C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited during October half term. My son loved it as did I! It's been 11 years since I lasted visited & I wasn't disappointed. We also spent time walking around the country park & found sharks teeth on the beach.

Thank Gbig2015
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Historic tower with a friendly teashop, local museum and art displays and the what must be one of the widest (and highest) views in Essex. Not wheelchair accessible and small children would need close supervision, but 8 year olds I went with loved it, we climbed the tower, ate the cake, found sharks teeth on the beach and walked out... More 

Thank Sn0dgrass
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great value as not only do you get the views but the tower is filled with art, crafts and artefacts. Absolutely fascinating. Also a very cute tea room

Thank BoopPeterborough
N lincs
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84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

last day that the tower was open (Oct31st) & we sat outside in the sun with a good coffee & toasted teacake for the very small tower cafe. would recommend it. Apparently opening again next April. Table & chairs inside as well as out but must be able to climb circular stairs. Some of tables outside provided with wind breaks.... More 

Thank NlincsLindy

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