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Harwich Redoubt Fort

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Built 1808

Round for with cannons on all sides. In fantastic condition. Built in 1808 to keep out Napoleons... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Fantastic visit.... Really interesting and such helpful ladies in ticket office.... Great value... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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“slide show”(11 reviews)
The fort is open to the public 10.00-16.00 daily during the summer season 1st May - 31st August. WINTER OPENING SUNDAYS ONLY 10:00-16:00 An extremely impressive 180ft (60m) diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against a...more
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Main Road, Harwich CO12 3LT, England
+44 1255 502872
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All reviews hidden gem slide show well worth a visit beer festival hard work interesting place couple of hours great place to visit interesting exhibits per adult re enactments lower level local history sea shanty housing estate run by volunteers napoleonic wars
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Round for with cannons on all sides. In fantastic condition. Built in 1808 to keep out Napoleons invasion. Harwich port needed protection as it would have been a perfect embarking area. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable and well trained.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic visit.... Really interesting and such helpful ladies in ticket office.... Great value... Janet and Christine you are amazing.. So friendly and helpful will definitely visit again. Phil and Sue... Southend

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shame Kathy that you were disappointed but as a regular visitor to the Fort we as a family always have a great day out and marvel at the knowledge and attention of the team of volunteers who engage us with their tales and go out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why? Not a bank holiday. Other museums were open but nothing in Harwich. Waste of a journey. Tried other places in Harwich nothing. Gave up and went to Colchester Castle.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathy c
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I have flown with emirates 12 times and each flight has been enjoyable.I would rate them ten out of ten.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great visit to the fort unbelievable how it was brought back from the state it was in to what it is now absolutely brilliant place to visit 😁

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fionac766
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Harwich Society have done an incredible job in the restoration of this unique piece of history. Cleary the work is ongoing in places but the whole thing is well laid out with good explanations and interesting displays. Well worth 2-3 hours of visiting time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 327philm
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in here to start our visit to the Sea Shanty Weekend. The fort itself is a great place to walk around and discover lots of hidden rooms and historical paraphernalia. On our visit though there was lots of re-enactments going on. Loads of people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gossyboy
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Enjoyed an hour here but could have spent several more, there is so much to see, a walk back through history in a fabulous setting. Congratulations to the volunteer restoration team.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fifiEssex
Reviewed 21 September 2018

A place with a really interesting history, both from its inception, and from the story of its restoration by local enthusiasts in the 1960's and since. The slide show is a must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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31 July 2018|
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Response from dpm666 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they do from memory but can't guarantee it off the top of my head . They are really friendly people so I would give them a quick call before you go. The only number I could find on the website is 01255... More
Lynda C
9 August 2017|
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Response from PeterA903 | Reviewed this property |
10am - 4pm everyday. All details are on their website. Hope this helps? If you visit I am sure you will enjoy it.
14 May 2016|
Response from billmA2195UR | Reviewed this property |
Hi. 10-4 Mon-Sun