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Newhaven Fort

Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS, England
+44 1273 517622
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Enjoyable and informative

We arrived to a warm welcome from the staff who we also found very friendly and informative. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gemma F
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Excellent tourist attraction

We visited on a Sunday in June and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The good thing is dogs are allowed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andyh69
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London, United Kingdom
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An award-winning attraction offering an exciting and varied day out for the whole family. A Victorian coastal fortress housing exhibitions, displays and a program of special events. There is so much to see and do: stunning cliff-top views and on-site gift shop; experience the air-raid simulation, climb up the ramparts to see the breath-taking view across the English Channel, treat yourself to a delicious lunch in the cafe, or have fun in the adventure playground.
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS, England
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"air raid shelter"
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"gun emplacements"
in 14 reviews
"second world war"
in 12 reviews
"blitz experience"
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"play area"
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"parade ground"
in 7 reviews
"war years"
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"living history"
in 4 reviews
"real air"
in 3 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 6 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 10 reviews
"an interesting place"
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"top gun"
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"few hours"
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"live locally"
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"spanish civil war"
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"packed full"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived to a warm welcome from the staff who we also found very friendly and informative. We arrived just after it opened and took our own picnic. There are places to eat your picnic as well as a lovely café which offered indoor and...More

Thank Gemma F
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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Gemma I'm really pleased that you all enjoyed your visit and found more than you were expecting, plus a friendly welcome here. We hope to see you again one day.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a Sunday in June and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The good thing is dogs are allowed and if you have a defenses discount forces card you get reduced entry, for 2 adults it should have been around £16 but with my card it...More

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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Andy Thanks for your review. I'm glad you (and your dog) enjoyed your visit to the Fort and found it good value for money. I'm also pleased that you found the introductory film useful to your understanding of the Fort. Perhaps we'll see you...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced, interesting information regarding the town and history regarding WW1 and WW2, including Neolithic history and post war. Views from the top out to sea are breathtaking and were my favourite part. Really enjoyable day out.

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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the whole site and our spectacular views. We really are in a great spot!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely fort with great views and lots of interesting items and history. The cafe was nice. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful. We came here before a few years ago so was nice to see different rooms open and...More

Thank Kim_Pete7049
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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi, I'm really pleased that you noticed a difference between your visits and that you still enjoyed what you saw this time round. I'm even more pleased that you found us all to be friendly - we try our best!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

So glad this place was saved and restored Lots to explore and discover - do go in the air raid shelter History through the ages Fantastic views

Thank Vicky R
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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Vicky Thanks for yoru lovley review and for your recommendation that people should go in the air raid shelter. You're right - they should :)

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Visited midweek and thoroughly enjoyed our time in the fort. There are several really good exhibition and display rooms. The ramparts are great to walk around and also for the fantastic views. There was much more to see than we expected so it's good value...More

Thank Sandra R
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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Sandra Thanks for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you'll return another day.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went along to this day and was disappointed. the Reenactment groups were standing around and not putting on a show or doing something useful. Coffee was bad very strong , food was ok. Very pricey Food, would of expected more from a day like this.More

Thank Anthony O
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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Anthony, Thanks for coming to our event at the weekend and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your experience. The re-enactment group did put on a skirmish at 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday,...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoy d our time once again at Newhaven Fort, this time chasing around trying to find posters of Easter eggs to claim our “free” prize. It’s an interesting place, great for WW1 & WW2 history with some great views over the English Channel. I do...More

Thank Greenmile1960
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Kath D, Front Office Manager at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for leaving your review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed our Easter trail and that the rest of the site has enticed you back more than once.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting and informative trip as we learnt a lot about certain aspects of the war. The site was quiet when we visited, so we managed to view each individual room without any trouble. The staff were friendly, considerate and caring; especially the...More

Thank paddydolan
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Kath D, Front Office Manager at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and will make sure the staff team know that you appreciated their efforts. We hope you will come back another day.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I came here on Sunday as a last minute thing with my partner. I wasnt left disappointed. The best part for me was the air raid shelter experience. Although I was recommended going when the weather is warmer as it was quite cold when we...More

Thank Anjjj00
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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

I'm glad you had a good time on Sunday and enjoyed the air raid despite the cold. Perhaps we'll see you again when it's warmer!

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wilmalove
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Response from 215rosieg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you'll manage okay with a pushchair
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wilmalove
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Mostly. You will be ok with the main exhibition areas.
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