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Shoreham Fort

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Address: Forthaven, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5HY, England
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+44 7787 994815
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This is the last fort of its kind and has a varied history from defence, to...

This is the last fort of its kind and has a varied history from defence, to its attachment with the charge of the light brigade, to being the first film studio.

Come and visit on our open days or events, for a guided tour, a run around or a cup of tea or cake from Food For Fort

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A very interesting site to visit

The fort is one of those amazing places, where if you take the time to look and learn a fascinating history is revealed. I go many times a year as the volunteers who run the fort... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
ajsaks64
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We go here regularly as we live down the road. The kids love it! Loads of places to run and slide down. Great for nerf wars and Easter egg hunts! Don't expect to be entertained, it's like the 70's & 80's childhoods, you make the fun, and it will be as much fun as you make it. Great views for... More 

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Thank Shevyjo
Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The fort is one of those amazing places, where if you take the time to look and learn a fascinating history is revealed. I go many times a year as the volunteers who run the fort are dedicated to its preservation and put on really good events. Thoroughly recommend.

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Thank ajsaks64
Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I hadn't visited the Fort for many years so I was very pleased to see all the work that has been carried out over the last few years. Enjoyed a guided tour with was very informative. Nice cup of tea and cake after. Well done to all involved.

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Thank Gail002
Brighton
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visit on a Sunday to have a guided tour. The volunteers have done a great job in restoring the fort.

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Thank Robertthebrave
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Shoreham Fort is a Napoleonic Fort in the process of being restored by a group of dedicated volunteers led by Gary Baines. Gary and his team organise weekends to commemorate historical events. The entertainment and competitions for the children give families with young children an opportunity to enjoy a fun filled day and learn about the history of this wonderful... More 

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Thank Rae P
Brrighton
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great little historical place to visit. Good easy parking, well maintained - tidy - and has the usual facilities. Take a look!

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Thank Brightonbuoy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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382 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

been wanting to stop and see all the houses from the boardwalk for years and finally got chance to do it after staying with friends in Hove. you can park on the street behind the beach and walk all the way along either admiring the sea views and or looking at all the new building that is going on with... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Not a great deal to see but an interesting location at the harbour entrance. Visit at high tide and ships will pass close by.

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Thank Peter M
South Lancing, null, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Anyone interested in history, will enjoy a visit to this fort ,surrounding area lovely,especially a visit in June,when the surrounding beach is festooned with a carpet of flowers. This fort is in remarkable condition.and well supported by ' friends of Shoreham Beach ' and they have days when representatives will show you around no fill in all the history of... More 

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1 Thank Valerie S
Worthing, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great for a couple of hours. Right on the beach, ruins to explore. Local history - don't miss it. Volunteers have done a great job of uncovering and restoring it. Car park has a small charge but the fort is free - we visited on a normal day, not an open day.

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