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An interesting relic

We visited on a forties themed day. There was a brass band and a Miller-style dance band, both of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Dagenham, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem, tremendous value for money, recommended

I have been a visitor to the Marina at Newhaven for many years and never gievn the fort a second... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
alastair s
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An award-winning attraction offering an exciting and varied day out for the whole family. A Victorian coastal fortress housing exhibitions, displays and a program of special events. There is so much to see and do: stunning cliff-top views and...more
Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS, England
+44 1273 517622
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

We visited on a forties themed day. There was a brass band and a Miller-style dance band, both of which were very good. But to be honest, I found the other guest displays to be a little lacklustre. However, most of the permanent displays are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

I have been a visitor to the Marina at Newhaven for many years and never gievn the fort a second glance. It’s hidden away at the end of a road to the end of the break water. It’s a real hidden gem, packed with history,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank alastair s
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Fort Newhaven with my grandson today & was in the ‘Children’s Play Area’ when a group of ladies with children & a couple of dogs also came in. In due course the larger of the two dogs, (a large dark brown Labrador on an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I was on my way back to my hotel from visiting another site and decided to stop, as I was in the area. I'm very glad I did. It was a very informative visit, the exhibits that they have are great, and I didn't really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Very interesting and informative visit. Was looking for something to do on a rainy day for couple of hours, was there for a lot longer. Really worth the visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

When we saw a sign for Newhaven Fort we were expecting a crumbling fort and even on the approach to the main entrance we were still thinking 'old fortifications'. Nothing on the outside prepares you for what is to come. We were amazed at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a must for history nuts as well as someone in need of a good day out. The exhibits are superb and everything is done to give a real feeling of what the fort was like through it's history. Great views too. The lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

A return visit with Friends, yet again the lady at the shop/ticket office was extremely informative on were to go first and other information (If only all attracts had staff like this!!) On this visit I experienced the Blitz Bomb Shelter which was fantastic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bottomleybradley2015
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We had our first trip to Newhaven Fort today. I can’t believe we haven’t been before, it was absolutely brilliant. The website doesn’t do it justice. My boys aged 9 and 6 loved it. We were expecting a couple of hours entertainment but were there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suzyneve
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely way to spend a day finding out new information - great exhibitions and fab views out to sea. If I could make one observation, it would be great to have someone wandering round able to answer historical questions we had on the exhibitions....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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22 August 2017|
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Response from 215rosieg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you'll manage okay with a pushchair
22 August 2017|
Response from davidcX5507FJ | Reviewed this property |
Mostly. You will be ok with the main exhibition areas.