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Address: Fort Road, Tilbury RM18 7NR, England
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+44 1375 858489

Tilbury Fort is possibly the finest example of a bastioned 17th Century...

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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I visited Tilbury Fort recently with my wife and15yo son and had a very interesting couple of hours exploring the various buildings and walking around the walls. The highlights of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kevin C
South Ockendon, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an awesome place to climb over, go under and climbing on the cannons and old guns. We had a tour which focused on the inhabitants and the social history of the fort.

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Tilbury Fort recently with my wife and15yo son and had a very interesting couple of hours exploring the various buildings and walking around the walls. The highlights of the visit were the Chapel, The History section in the gunpowder store and the Tunnels with the fascinating 'safe' lighting system of parallel tunnels. Some of the artillery can be... More 

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a day out from a stay in London. We got the excellent train service from Fenchurch Street to Tilbury and then took English Heritage's advice to take the number 99 bus to the ferry terminal and then a short walk to the fort. The views across to Gravesend on the way are interesting. The structure of... More 

Thank LightAleCavalier
Essex, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Tilbury Fort with the Grand Kids and had a fantastic day. The building has been preserved to a very good standard, if you purchase the hand book it has a guide to follow so you get to see all of it. We went on a Saturday which had an all access tour, stuff you don't see walking around... More 

Thank Tad666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend a few hours here, but other than running around the grounds and exploring the magazines and ramparts there's not much else. There was a small exhibition in the gunpowder room, but not much else to engage. Children will love exploring on a nice day, but the day we went it was rather desolate and windy. I wouldn't... More 

Thank Jonathan N
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two grandsons here and we had great fun - just rolling down the grass banks was a delight for them. Exploring the tunnels was both scary and exciting as it was quite dark. There is nowhere to get food, ice cream and drinks from a machine are available, but it is a good place for a picnic.... More 

Thank chrishB474TC
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely presented property good signage great access nice staff worth a visit . Lots of information both written and from staff. Not overly expensive.

Thank Clockworksausage
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting site with a very long history. With an English Heritage membership I don't mind if an attraction can be seen in half an hour but we managed to spend around 2 and a half hours exploring on a sunny February morning. Really pleasant staff who pointed out some key things to look at. The artillery is tired and lacks... More 

Thank NewClose123
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We went with out two children 4 and 7 and spent 5 hours there, which is amazing considering there's no playground but loads of good hills to roll down and have lots of laughs. Full of places to explore and great views. We took a picnic as there's no cafe and also not a great place for buggy's due to... More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Had a great visit to this unchanged heritage site. Really interesting and fabulous views of the River Thames Ok it is not commercialised but this is a good thing. Staff were brilliant and very well informed about the history of the site. The site is well maintained and toilets clean and tidy. A gem near London and Essex for a... More 

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