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Tilbury Fort

Fort Road, Tilbury, Thurrock RM18 7NR, England
+44 1375 858489
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A little known gem.

Tucked away in Tilbury Dicks, many people do not know of it's existence. Well worth a visit. Run by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lgr2015
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Folkestone
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I had a few hours to spare and live locally and being in a member it's free. You can do the whole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peter36
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essex,
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“couple of hours” (13 reviews)
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Fort Road, Tilbury, Thurrock RM18 7NR, England
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+44 1375 858489
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"english heritage"
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"worth a visit"
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"sunny day"
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"plenty of space"
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"entrance fee"
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"wander around"
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"power station"
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"across the river"
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"few hours"
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"interesting history"
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"staff were very friendly"
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"surrounding area"
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Reviewed yesterday

Tucked away in Tilbury Dicks, many people do not know of it's existence. Well worth a visit. Run by English Heritage, so free to members. Everyone was very friendly & helpful. The fort was not huge but the information given in the different buildings was...More

Thank lgr2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a few hours to spare and live locally and being in a member it's free. You can do the whole site in about a hour. It has some nice grounds I will probably go back in the summer and with a picnic and...More

Thank peter36
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the fort as it’s part of English Heritage. The all construction is very beautiful and there’s a lot of things to look at. My kids enjoyed looking out from the bastions and the tunnel system ( where they stored shells and gunpowder). Personally...More

Thank Stefano S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours here and enjoyed walking around. The small exhibition was interesting would have been nice if there was more of it. Enjoyed walking down the tunnels. More information boards would have been nice. The staff were very friendly.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Worthwhile spending about an hour here. Gave a flavour of the role this historic site had to play. Mostly well presented. Helpful staff.

Thank OldsterTwo
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Well sign posted from the A13 with free parking outside. Friendly staff, ask to see the Taboo (Tom Hardy TV series) location shots which was filmed there. In one of store rooms there is a display laying out the history of the fort. The best...More

Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Poor luke warm over priced food. Staff friendly but over relaxed. Need eye on the ball. A good ma ager could make money. A shame

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the fort yesterday. We travelled out from Fenchurch Street station and having arrived at Tilbury Town station took a taxi which cost £6. Having received a friendly welcome from the chap at the ticket office and shop and after...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Fort is nice, u walk yourself around. parking available. 2-3 hours if you read descriptions. few movies filmed hear (wonder women 2017)...

Thank narciskaa
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I went on a Saturday afternoon, and went on a 90 minute guided tour starting at 2.00 p.m,, which was very interesting indeed (cost £2.00). At other times, an audio guide is available and a good guidebook can be purchased for £3.00. The site is...More

Thank SJF33
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Marina S
24 May 2017|
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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.
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BigG1
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.
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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.
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