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 £4.50, Child £2.70, Conc £4.10, Family £11.70



  • Disabled access
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  • Facilities for educational visits

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

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  • Accepts groups



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      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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