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Tilbury Fort

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A great day out

This was a really interesting fort. Great for a day out close to home. Well worth seeing although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Ockendon, United Kingdom
Impressive history

Well worth making the trip to see this great example of 17th century fort construction. Guide book... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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“couple of hours”(14 reviews)
Tilbury Fort is possibly the finest example of a bastioned 17th Century artillery fortress in the Britsh Isles. Today visitors can visit the original Guardhouse, Chapel and Gatehouse buildings as well as the huge eighteenth century gunpowder...more
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Fort Road, Tilbury, Thurrock RM18 7NR, England
+44 1375 858489
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I have lived in Essex all of my life and used to visit many times as a kid. Coming back as an adult didn't disappoint. I love to visit castles and such all around Europe but Tilbury fort is among the top examples of defences...More

4  Thank Qsfyiif
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2015

English Heritage you are missing a trick, it was so quiet mainly because there was very little information apart from one exhibit area. More information areas would be loads better and please you have such a large area, put in a nice café. All of...More

3  Thank scareybabe
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All reviews audio guide english heritage couple of hours worth a visit sunny day small shop plenty of space power station entrance fee wander around great views of the thames few hours hot drinks great place to visit across the river great morning staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really interesting fort. Great for a day out close to home. Well worth seeing although more varied information on the boards would have been helpful

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brill place to visit with family located in tilbury view the tunnels and the guns and the views of the thames is amazing

1  Thank Beverley K
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great place to visit,really well preserved,radio guide is very detailed, and staff very friendly ,shop a bit limited,hot drinks from a machine,but you can get small snacks.

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Well worth making the trip to see this great example of 17th century fort construction. Guide book and audio guide was good and the information on arrival was good. A great place to enjoy the Thames estuary and take a break from the industrial landscape...More

1  Thank BrabbenTE
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Good example of a fort but at £7 entry alone, but not able to see no musem, but the scene is amazing, we went on the day a renactment was taking place the 44th essex foot great shows and interaction made the maybe 1 hr...More

1  Thank Simon P
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing place to visit history, children can enjoy. Dogs welcome. Free parking. Ideal for a picnic

1  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Called here and so glad we decided to stop. Very friendly staff. Very interesting site. Good to have an audio but a map of the route and some numbers at each info point would have improved the experience. Would recommend spending a couple of hours...More

1  Thank Bea W
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Have previously been to Coalhouse fort (in East Tilbury) and didnt really know that this fort existed until recently, now I think we will be regular visitors. Its a great place to visit / experience and understand as it has had a 'job' to do...More

Thank orangelemon_uk
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The fort is hidden at the rear of Tilbury Docks and right on the river. It’s an unusual star shaped fort which is mostly unchanged since the late 17th century. The walls of the fort have large gun emplacements from the Second World War and...More

Thank BishopX41
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived by Ferry from Gravesend. Simple but effective very reasonably priced. A short walk from the ferry on the Tilbury side past the “Worlds End Pub”. The exhibit is great form children where in this crazy world of health an safely can kids move...More

Thank rosswellg
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Marina S
25 May 2017|
Response from Trish D | Reviewed this property |
It's English Heritage so it is free f you are a member but around £5 if not a member.
16 August 2016|
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Response from Terry S | Reviewed this property |
When you leave the Gravesend Ferry you should be able to walk along the river footpath to the fort.
Gordon W
30 March 2016|
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Response from Kevin D |
Yes takes about 5 mins. There are signs but you can just follow river path alongside seawall.