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Grey Point Fort

Fort Road | Helen’s Bay, Crawfordsburn, Bangor BT19 1LD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9185 2731
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Very good indeed but needs financial support

Lucky to discover this little gem as it appears to have no publicity whatsoever! Saw it on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Terence K
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Bristol, United Kingdom
The Guns of Belfast Lough

Really interesting museum on the site of a military fort. Lots of local information and military... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
joaniedot
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Norwich, 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
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“helens bay” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucky to discover this little gem as it appears to have no publicity whatsoever! Saw it on TripAdvisor so paid a visit. Run by volunteers with very little support, it would appear, from the local council. Free admission and free parking which is brilliant but,...More

Thank Terence K
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Really interesting museum on the site of a military fort. Lots of local information and military exhibits inside. You can reach it from Helens Bay or from the Coastal path from Bangor to Holywood. If you want to see the exhibits make sure that you...More

1  Thank joaniedot
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Grey Point Fort is positioned with a view across Belfast Lough where the 2 Guns command the entrance to Belfast Harbour. It is now a quiet, leafy, location but if the Guns were in use it would have been far from that.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Easy to get to and interesting - however please note that it will only take you ten minutes to see the lot. You can park very close, and the area surrounding has many good walks and sea views.

1  Thank Nicholasfinlay
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Not open all the time need to check dates and times. man by vol tears.very I insterest place for guided tour lots of good walks all round this place .good view of befast lough.

1  Thank wbeckett2017
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Fort at Helens Bay is a very well maintained WW 1&2 Coastal Battery. Open every day. There is a car Park there. You can also access the north Down Coastal Path which runs from Bangor to Holywood. A great walk. It is about a...More

2  Thank Hugo F
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lovely walk from bangor Marian along the coastal path to see the big guns and history of the war. The stories of why the guns were there was interesting. Great views too! If you are visiting in the winter months, wrap up!=

1  Thank Andrea L
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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

5  Thank June180
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great world war two historical site, well worth a visit the old guys who look after it are so helpful and realy keen to twel you the history of the fort and the guns

2  Thank Graham M
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

While walking in the park came across this history gem ! We were given a tour by a very enthusiastic volunteer and my history buff husband was in heaven ! It is a fascinating place full of amazing radios and equipment from the wars .Well...More

1  Thank Bernie T
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