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Tilbury Fort

Fort Road, Tilbury RM18 7NR, England
+44 1375 858489
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Having always wanted to visit due to it being local but never taking the time as it was through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mik D
Great history

Before it closes for a film location we decided on a quick visit. Great place to look around and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony B
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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 magazines. You can also explore the Victorian underground magazine passages and imagine what life was like for a gunner in the late nineteenth century. There is a free audio guide, museum, exhibition and gift shop. Hot drinks and a range of light refreshments are available in the shop. There is an indoor seating area in the old Guardhouse and picnic tables and benches outside.
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Fort Road, Tilbury RM18 7NR, England
+44 1375 858489

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having always wanted to visit due to it being local but never taking the time as it was through the dreaded Dartford tunnel l was extremely pleased we went....although they were building a film set when we visited it didn't interfere with our enjoyment of...More

Thank Mik D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before it closes for a film location we decided on a quick visit. Great place to look around and take in the history of the fort. Most enjoyable with some good views of the shipping up and down the river.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a long journey from North London but I thought it worth the effort.It is one of the coastal defence forts,kept in reasonably good shape with a lot to see and do.Lots of basements to explore though can be a bit bleak when the...More

Thank wingate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as we are local and new members of EH. Enjoyed the visit but not sure if it would have been so great if had to pay the full entrance fee. Great to see the set used in some of TV series and films -...More

Thank Howard-Moon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting and authentic fort to experience viewing . It would be even better if more of the fort was open and investment made by English Heritage to enhance the experience as it could be so much better . There are some wonderful features that...More

Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely few hours looking around the Fort & learning its history. The staff were very helpful on learning it eas our first visit, suited all ages & the other visitors ranged from families, couples, singles (with cameras), children of all ages. A plus was...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bigger site than it looks at first glance and well worth a visit. It is described as an artillery fort overlooking the Thames river. Much of the present site dates from the 17th century and its outlook over London and the river is scenic....More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As title, tons to visit. Too many kids unsupervised and some areas were closed down due to refurbishment but I would wait until everything is fully opened.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely old fort, brill to walk around and go in the tunnels and read all the information about the wars, has special events on certain days, outside of the fort you can walk along and look at the Thames

Thank Beverley K
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I was with a group lead by an experienced local guide, so I expect we were lucky to have everything explained. The Fort is interesting and child friendly, plenty of space to roam around in and children are allowed to touch and play with some...More

Thank Tony A
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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.