• TTDA - Landguard Fort - Inside View
  • TTDA - Landguard Fort - Family Fun
  • TTDA - Landguard Fort - Architecture
  • Landguard Fort - Historical Re-enactments

Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort has played a key strategic part in the defence of the British Isles since the 1500s

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years.

It is also the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667, and the first land battle of the Royal Marines.

The current Grade I listed Fort was built in the 18th C. with substantial additional 19th-20th C. outside batteries. It was continuously occupied through both World Wars and up until 1956.

Experience the dramatic story of this important fortification - with a maze of rooms, tunnels and passageways, panoramic views of Harwich Haven, informative displays and audio visuals, guided tours, special events and re-enactments. Landguard Fort offers something for all ages and interests.

Dog friendly
Attraction name:
Landguard Fort
Adults £7.50, Concessions (over 65's and students with relevant ID) £6.80, Children (5 to 17 years) £4.50, Children (under 5 years) free, Carers (assisting companions of disabled members or visitors) free.
Opening Hours:
Open Saturday 1 April to Sunday 29 October. Thursday to Sunday during term time and every day during the school holidays. 1000-1700. Last admission at 1500.