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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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.