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interesting fort !

Myself and my son enjoyed visiting this Fort . I hadn't been here since i was a school child... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Lorna C
A Recent Visit

We recently enjoyed the walk out to the Fort having travelled to Shoreham- by- Sea for a day trip... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Michael B
London, United Kingdom
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This is the last fort of its kind and has a varied history from defence, to its attachment with the charge of the light brigade, to being the first film studio. Come and visit on our open days or events, for a guided tour, a run around or a cup of...more
Forthaven, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5HY, England
+44 7787 994815
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

It was a stunning September day as we decided to join in with the Heritage Weekend by visiting the fort. We read up online about the construction & history. Car parking was a challenge as the council had closed all parking while upgrading the facility....More

Thank Adventure71278
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Myself and my son enjoyed visiting this Fort . I hadn't been here since i was a school child . Lovely views and nice little cafe ..

Thank Lorna C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The Fort restoration is a story that begins with one man's passion for local history. It didn't take long for Gary to attract his team of dedicated volunteers but this could be a lifetimes work! Best park down the road and walk up to the...More

Thank Getserious
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We recently enjoyed the walk out to the Fort having travelled to Shoreham- by- Sea for a day trip earlier this week and we were not disappointed although it is a bit of a building site at the moment. Information boards describe the site well...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We went to visit the fort to take part in the Guided Walk, (every other Sunday) and were shown around by Gary who has dedicated his time to bringing this historic site back to life. His enthusiasm was evident as soon as the tour began,...More

Thank Colin U
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great place to go and see, no matter what age you are. A little bit of work being done on the parking area but still places to park and in this weather the views are splendid.

Thank terryellis
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This site has very little of the actual structure left, rather it is the historical importance attached to it. The best time to visit (and the only reason I gave it a very good rating) is on one of their event days when they bring...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the fort as part of a coastal walk to be greeted by one of the very knowledgeable volunteers who had invested years into developing the site with others. Heaps of history in the place and very informative info boards to bring things to...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Fort is partially buried its fairly small but plenty to do surrounding it. The harbour arm and shoreham beach are all good for walking make sure to bring waste bags if you have a dog

1  Thank mikeyw661
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Try and go along when the (free!) guided tours are taking place. Gary who showed us around was a fountain of knowledge and will entertain you with the history of the Fort (actually a Redoubt), its historical significance and the plans that the volunteers have...More

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Shellie S
9 September 2018|
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Response from Garyclio | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on site and also on the tour too :) We do occasionally make a few bangs if it’s our special events (a lot of bangs on the first complete weekend of June for our MILITARY HISTORY WEEKEND) This is a lovely... More