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Very interesting

We visited this fort on Sunday with our two grandchildren, we all had the audio guides which were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth a visit

Lovely warm welcome and free audio tour. A thoroughly interesting site, lots to look at and... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
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  • Poor2%
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“couple of hours”(13 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
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All reviewsaudio guideenglish heritagecouple of hoursworth a visitsunny daysmall shopplenty of spacewander aroundpower stationentrance feefew hoursacross the riverinteresting historyhot drinksstaff were very friendlytucked awayofficers quarters
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well kept place, good for kids and a mini day out. Only need max 2 hours to see everything here if you take your time. worth visiting.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time around I took my daughter and friends (9, 5 and 2 years old) they enjoyed exploring the walls, tracking ships with one of the guns overlooking the Thames, exploring the storage tunnels, hide-and-seek, and ice cream. The following week my daughter wanted to...More

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this fort on Sunday with our two grandchildren, we all had the audio guides which were very informative with just enough information to keep you interested, although parts of the site are closed you can still explore enough of the place. Surprisingly our...More

Thank manky58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the fort started with the excellent, speedy, efficient and extremely friendly service in the shop / ticket office - a huge thank you to the staff working there today (especially the lady with her directions to the much needed toilets). I went...More

1  Thank LornaSW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with the wife, 3 children and a dog. It was much better than I thought and we really enjoyed it. It’s a nice place to have a leisurely walk around with great views across the Thames at various points.

1  Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After having a good crossing on the ferry, we enjoyed short walk (10-15 mins) to the fort. The staff at the fort were really helpful and showed us exactly where to go once inside. We brought the guidebook for £3 which was a nice souvenir....More

Thank samstone80
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely warm welcome and free audio tour. A thoroughly interesting site, lots to look at and explore. There was a lot of dog pooh around the site - surprising (that's why 4 stars and not 5). Like a lot of EH sites, once you've done...More

1  Thank ADG81
Reviewed 24 June 2018

It's quite a long walk down a very drab, industrial road from Tilbury Town station, but Google Maps got me there. The classic view of the fort is of course from the air (as used in the publicity shots), but nevertheless there is lots to...More

1  Thank Geoffrey R
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This site is an English Heritage site. So small Shop, little food, and not much has been restored. It is a large site that has a lot of history. From the 1600's too less than 50 years ago. There is plenty of parking if you...More

Thank Ducknzzz
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Allow 1.5 - 2 hours to really explore this site. Very interesting and well worth visiting. The staff on duty were welcoming and knowledgable. Remember the fort is right by the river so can be windy and chilly even on a nice day! Free parking.

1  Thank lauralazuli
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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.