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Tilbury Fort

Fort Road, Tilbury, Thurrock RM18 7NR, England
+44 1375 858489
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Interesting Visit

Suggestion from my Wife. We had vsiited Coalhouse Fort years ago but never Tilbury. Loverly sunny... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Loughton, United Kingdom
Two Hour of Historical Facts - worth a visit

Second visit to the Fort - ask for the Audio guide provided sufficient interest , as the boards at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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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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Fort Road, Tilbury, Thurrock RM18 7NR, England
+44 1375 858489

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Reviewed yesterday

Suggestion from my Wife. We had vsiited Coalhouse Fort years ago but never Tilbury. Loverly sunny day to wander around. Should have got the audio guide really. Bit of an oasis in a very industrial area. In remarkable condition. Must be a full time job...More

Thank SimonIG10
Reviewed 4 days ago

Second visit to the Fort - ask for the Audio guide provided sufficient interest , as the boards at the site provide limited information. Staff very helpful even though only a few people were there on the day. You get a good view of the...More

Thank KevinStapleton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As we are English Heritage members we visited today taking the train to Gravesend then the short ferry over the Thames to Tilbury. The Fort is only ten minutes walk away. It has been closed all summer as Mike Leigh was filming for his movie...More

Thank stanhope10
Reviewed 5 days ago

We too wanted to visit because this was one of the filming locations of Tom Hardy's TABOO series. Which we loved. It was a very nice place to visit and full of history but check that it is open as it is used for a...More

Thank ItalianChicken1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see Tilbury Fort mainly because we had seen that it was used for filming the series Taboo, and because we're English Heritage members. The place was fascinating - three centuries and more of fortification, but the only time any guns were fired...More

Thank MartinWJohnson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this great Fort many times over the years as a singleton, with girlfriends and now my wife and children.. It is great for all people.. Very low price to enter. Free parking and great great history to indulge yourself in.. And there...More

Thank philip1970
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Travelled down from Peterborough not thinking to check the website...closed for 6..8 weeks over the school holidays as a film crew are in residence. Clearly money talks.

1  Thank roggiesdad
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Came over from Gravesend on the Ferry. Lovely day and really enjoyed the fort. So much history. Take the audio guide there is so much to take in. Great views of the river. It's a short walk from the Ferry. Hidden gem. Yes.

1  Thank carjams
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Having always wanted to visit due to it being local but never taking the time as it was through the dreaded Dartford tunnel l was extremely pleased we went....although they were building a film set when we visited it didn't interfere with our enjoyment of...More

Thank Mik D
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Before it closes for a film location we decided on a quick visit. Great place to look around and take in the history of the fort. Most enjoyable with some good views of the shipping up and down the river.

Thank Tony B
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Marina S
24 May 2017|
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.
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.
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.