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Grey Point Fort

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Used to play here in the 60s

This place has great memories for me. WE used to cycle 6miles as children in the 60s and 70s to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
haimregit
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
Fabulous museum for those interested in radios

Lots of war radio equipment on display, our guide really brought it to life and had a story to tell... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Furbieheather
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York, United Kingdom
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WW1 Coastal Defense Battery built in 1904 with two original 6 inch Coastal guns fully restored and firing on special events - Radio Museum & Military Memorabilia Musems - Admission FREE
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort Road | Helen’s Bay, Crawfordsburn, Bangor BT19 1LD, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9185 2731
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My Husband and I went to Crawfordsburn Country Park today Sun 23rd Oct 2016, we took the costal route towards Belfast and came across this hidden gem on route. We approached the fort and ask was it ok to come in, the gentlemen are all...More

6  Thank June180
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I guess the fort is being run by a charity which is struggling to pay all the bills. Would be great to see the place in its full splendour. It is a great setting and a really interesting place to visit.

1  Thank Polychrest
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great memories for me. WE used to cycle 6miles as children in the 60s and 70s to play here and the undergound access tunnels and a bit more. It has been done out in stages as a mini museum and volunteers do...More

1  Thank haimregit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of war radio equipment on display, our guide really brought it to life and had a story to tell about every object. The father in law loved it as it reminded him of his navy days. There are 2 museum rooms and the the...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The premises are only open a few days each week - maybe Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are two large guns and a very impressive museum, mostly dedicated to Army uniforms and radio equipment. Really great stuff for the adventurous types!

Thank Geoff A
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Visited recently and the place is really imoroving with the moving in of the amateur radio club. They have put a museum in and are very friendly and enthusiastic welcoming visitors and taking them about the fort. Would highly recommend for families and history enthusiasts.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Have been past this site for a number of years, on one occasion when it was supported by NIEA I was to late and it had closed five minutes before, thankfully this meant I did not get a quick chance to run round the site...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 29 August 2018

You can walk along the coastal path to this place but unless you are there at the weekend , or are part of a group that has pre booked, you cannot get in. You have to peer over the wall and wqonder why this place...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Historic gun position that once guarded the entrance to Belfast lough. Museum exhibits show what it was like during operational times. A family visit.

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Useful as part of an overall WW1 history trip. Interesting to see something from WW1 still in NI. A hotchpotch of British Militaria. If you are traveling between Belfast and Bangor and have 30 mins to spare, then this is worth a visit.

1  Thank Trevor_McC
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We checked out this WW I and WW II outpost that was built to guard Belfast Lough. There were WW II reenactors encamped for living history. This is only on some weekends. Great little museum.

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Excellent place with lots of interests for all the family. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. If you need help just ask. And I believe most if not all the work and features is Don by volunteers.

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