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Tilbury Fort

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Impressive history

Well worth making the trip to see this great example of 17th century fort construction. Guide book... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
A Hidden Gem

The fort is hidden at the rear of Tilbury Docks and right on the river. It’s an unusual star shaped... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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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
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Fort Road, Tilbury, Thurrock RM18 7NR, England
+44 1375 858489
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All reviews audio guide english heritage couple of hours worth a visit sunny day small shop plenty of space power station entrance fee wander around great views of the thames few hours great place to visit across the river hot drinks great morning staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit,really well preserved,radio guide is very detailed, and staff very friendly ,shop a bit limited,hot drinks from a machine,but you can get small snacks.

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth making the trip to see this great example of 17th century fort construction. Guide book and audio guide was good and the information on arrival was good. A great place to enjoy the Thames estuary and take a break from the industrial landscape...More

Thank BrabbenTE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good example of a fort but at £7 entry alone, but not able to see no musem, but the scene is amazing, we went on the day a renactment was taking place the 44th essex foot great shows and interaction made the maybe 1 hr...More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to visit history, children can enjoy. Dogs welcome. Free parking. Ideal for a picnic

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Called here and so glad we decided to stop. Very friendly staff. Very interesting site. Good to have an audio but a map of the route and some numbers at each info point would have improved the experience. Would recommend spending a couple of hours...More

Thank Bea W
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Have previously been to Coalhouse fort (in East Tilbury) and didnt really know that this fort existed until recently, now I think we will be regular visitors. Its a great place to visit / experience and understand as it has had a 'job' to do...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The fort is hidden at the rear of Tilbury Docks and right on the river. It’s an unusual star shaped fort which is mostly unchanged since the late 17th century. The walls of the fort have large gun emplacements from the Second World War and...More

Thank BishopX41
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived by Ferry from Gravesend. Simple but effective very reasonably priced. A short walk from the ferry on the Tilbury side past the “Worlds End Pub”. The exhibit is great form children where in this crazy world of health an safely can kids move...More

Thank Rosswell G
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Had a fab time here, got heritage passes as a gift and wanted to make the most of them and this isn't to far from us. Not sure who enjoyed it more my husband or 7 year old son. Lots to see and really informative....More

Thank lryley-warren
Reviewed 13 August 2018 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
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Marina S
24 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.