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Address: Fort Gardens, Gravesend, England
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Afternoon Visit

After a nice walk along the river front from the Tilbury/Gravesend Ferry, spent a nice afternoon in the New Tavern Fort and Gardens visiting 2 museums, a great afternoon.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a nice walk along the river front from the Tilbury/Gravesend Ferry, spent a nice afternoon in the New Tavern Fort and Gardens visiting 2 museums, a great afternoon.

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Thank thurrock2015
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being rather local to the fort its nice to walk out the door some weekends and find a event going on, its well worth a visit if you have a weekend spare. I highly recommend exploring the bunker and the old style shoppe when its open to the public, the fort is very interesting part of Gravesend history and I... More 

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Thank Geeky G
Gravesend Kent
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119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

As a child we always used to go to the prom, the gardens where always so well kept and the place was a family treat. However now this is more like a hang out for people to bunk school, sit in corners drinking super strength beer and just seems an unsafe place. The magic has gone as its more of... More 

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Thank Donzerella
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Lovely gardens, the level of mainatance and care is to be seen. I wish everyone else to visit and experience this.

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Thank James Kevin R
Dundee, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place has it all History all the way back to Henry 8th ,to Napoleons and WW11 There's all sorts of historic relics In the summer there's tunnels to visit Gardens to walk through Lots of seats to have a rest too Check out the bandstand and its gardens Children can play happily and safely and explore for cannons and... More 

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Thank sherbert852
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A nice park with lots to entertain children and adults. The park cafe is a wonderful place to rest with a sandwich and a cup of tea and the children can run around safe and sound. The shipping can be watched from the park area and there is a lake for fishing too.

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Thank MartynDyer
Winnipeg, Canada
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855 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Gravesend's history as a port and fort is long, and dates back to the fourteenth century; the New Tavern Fort incorporates elements of the town's past in a series of interesting displays and in a fine reconstructure of parts of the fort. It is also a great park, and lying as it does by the Thames, offers a particularly fine... More 

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Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The last weekend in September can always be a bit of a hit and miss affair weather wise. However, the Saturday was set fair, although cloud moved over mid afternoon. The Forties at the Fort event was well attended, lot's of stalls, many dressed in civilian clothing of the era, and a good number of military displays and re-enactors dressed... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit, even without added attractions. Full of history. Visit the tunnels and the Chantry.

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Thank 86nadine66
St Austell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We went following reviews on this site, There is evidence of neglect, as a historic gun is rusting away when it would take little effort and paint to keep it protected from the elements as it is being used as a town attraction. Otherwise it was very nice! Views are great, the attached park is very nice on a good... More 

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