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A Very Interesting historical place

Our first visit to this site and we were very pleasantly surprised. We happen to visit by chance on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SOGofBrighton
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
interesting fort !

Myself and my son enjoyed visiting this Fort . I hadn't been here since i was a school child... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Lorna C
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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...more
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Forthaven, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5HY, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Had an enjoyable tour from a very knowledgeable guide. Still a lot of work to be done here, but well worth the visit. Make sure you get a cuppa and cake form the hut too, lovely cake. All staff very pleasant and helpful on this...More

9  Thank JaxieP
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I've lived on shoreham beach for twenty two years myself and children have had many hours of fun and now the grandchildren want to enjoy it but it's been ruined a cafe to make money two outsiders standing guard should the children want to play...More

2  Thank Jon C
Shorehamfort, Manager at Shoreham Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

I'm Sorry you feel this way sir, but as explained to you at the time, the walls are very high and previously there was an incident where a young child was nearly air lifted to hospital due to falling from one of the walls. Yours...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this site and we were very pleasantly surprised. We happen to visit by chance on an occasion when it was manned by their volunteers so we were able to hear first hand on what they do. The volunteers visit every other...More

Thank SOGofBrighton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relatively well preserved seafront fort but nothing to do other than just look at the structure. Good place to take the kids for a run about, perfect for a game of hide & seek.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

It was a stunning September day as we decided to join in with the Heritage Weekend by visiting the fort. We read up online about the construction & history. Car parking was a challenge as the council had closed all parking while upgrading the facility....More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Myself and my son enjoyed visiting this Fort . I hadn't been here since i was a school child . Lovely views and nice little cafe ..

Thank Lorna C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The Fort restoration is a story that begins with one man's passion for local history. It didn't take long for Gary to attract his team of dedicated volunteers but this could be a lifetimes work! Best park down the road and walk up to the...More

Thank Getserious
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We recently enjoyed the walk out to the Fort having travelled to Shoreham- by- Sea for a day trip earlier this week and we were not disappointed although it is a bit of a building site at the moment. Information boards describe the site well...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We went to visit the fort to take part in the Guided Walk, (every other Sunday) and were shown around by Gary who has dedicated his time to bringing this historic site back to life. His enthusiasm was evident as soon as the tour began,...More

Thank Colin U
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great place to go and see, no matter what age you are. A little bit of work being done on the parking area but still places to park and in this weather the views are splendid.

Thank terryellis
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This site has very little of the actual structure left, rather it is the historical importance attached to it. The best time to visit (and the only reason I gave it a very good rating) is on one of their event days when they bring...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the fort as part of a coastal walk to be greeted by one of the very knowledgeable volunteers who had invested years into developing the site with others. Heaps of history in the place and very informative info boards to bring things to...More

Thank Julie E
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Shellie S
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Response from Garyclio | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on site and also on the tour too :) We do occasionally make a few bangs if it’s our special events (a lot of bangs on the first complete weekend of June for our MILITARY HISTORY WEEKEND) This is a lovely... More
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