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Jaywick Martello Tower was built in the early nineteenth century to protect the coastline from French invasion. Today, it is open to the public as an arts, heritage and community space. The Tower hosts a varied programme of exhibitions and events.
Hours Today: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Belsize Avenue | Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 2LF, England
Better than now some towers - lots of artefacts and information inside. We stayed for about half an hour as children are very young. But older children may enjoy the extra facts so could stay an hour.
Member of staff was welcoming and helpful.
Did not even know these existed and found them by accident. Read the information on the guide in front of them and was amazed to see these were built by the French to defend the coast back in the days of napoleons. Walks are 3...More
went here about 20 years ago and aginn the other day,
a small place but got so much local and interesting aviation stuff there,
the chaps there have been there for years and theres nothing that they dont know, they are always willing to tell...More
The people who run this are voluntary but they are very enthusiastic and will ell or discuss with you questions you may have.
There is no time limit to your visit and you can sit and read a book if you so wish.