Landguard Fort

Overview

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General Information

Built just outside Felixstowe, at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich. The first fortifications from 1540 were a few earthworks and blockhouse, but it was James I of England who ordered the construction of a square fort with bulwarks at each corner.

Opening Times

Open Friday 25 March to Monday 31 October, daily, 1000-1700 (last entry at 1600).

Admission Prices (2016)
Adults £5.00
Concessions £4.00
Children (under 15 years) £2.00
Children (under 5 years) free. English Heritage Members free

Includes free audio tour.

Please note: prices may be different for special events.

Prices

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Prices

Adults £4.00
Concessions £3.00
Children (under 15 years) £1.50
Children (under 5 years) free. English Heritage Members free

Includes free audio tour. Please note: prices may be different for special events.

Please note: cash payments only. Credit/debit cards are not currently accepted.

Special Offers

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Guided Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort with one of our expert guides.
 

Outer Batteries Tours

These tours provide an informative and absorbing insight into the history and architecture of the building and its surroundings, plus you get to visit areas which are not generally open to the normal visitor.

  • Sundays at 1400 (weather permitting).
  • An additional charge applies for these tours.
  • Sorry no children under 12 years of age. Suitable footwear should be worn.

Ghost Tours

  • Send a shiver down your spine and join the 'Man in Black' (if you dare) to learn about the more gruesome tales and spooky stories connected to the Fort.
  • Sundays at 1430 (weather permitting).
  • An additional charge applies for these tours.

Our gift shop offers a wonderful variety of souvenirs.

Check out our gift shop for a wonderful souvenir of your visit to Landguard Fort. Lots of great 'pocket money' ideas, plus thimbles, mugs, teddy bears and fridge magnets. A favourite of many is the range of inert ammunition that can be purchased for display or as key ring fobs and pendants.

We also have a comprehensive range of books to suit different levels of interest and relevant subjects.

The shop serves light refreshments - hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars, sweets and ice creams. There are benches located around the Fort to take a break and two grass areas in the outer parade for picnics.

Please note toilet facilities are limited, but we provide mobile units, including a disabled one. Further toilets are available at the Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Cafe a short walk away.

Dogs (on leads please) are welcome and a water bowl is available for their refreshment.

 

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Ages

Ages

Pre-Schoolers (3-5), Juniors (5-13)

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