Tilbury Fort
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Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.

Spend a great family day out here as you explore the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder or enter the bastion magazine passages and feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here. Our exhibition traces the role of the fort in the defence of London.

Disabled Access: Access to buildings: Via level cobbled surface, tarmac and gravel paths, and smooth grass. Level access to magazines, fort square and some underground workings. Seats available

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Adult from £7.00
Child from £4.20
See https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tilbury-fort/prices-and-opening-times/ for more information



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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From the M25 : Take A13 then turn left onto A1089 to Tilbury and follow signs to the fort.The nearest railway station is Tilbury Town, which is 2 miles away.

Tilbury Fort

Type:Historic Site

The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR

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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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