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Harwich Redoubt Fort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Main Road, Harwich CO12 3LT, UK


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About Harwich Redoubt Fort

A majestic fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against a Napoleonic invasion. It is 200 feet in diameter, is surrounded by a deep ditch and can only be entered by one removable drawbridge. Part of the fort is now used as a military museum and battle re-enactments and other events are held during the summer months. The fort was restored by the Harwich Society as a voluntary project.

Attractions Near Harwich Redoubt Fort

Landguard Fort
Landguard Fort2.22km from Harwich Redoubt Fort

Landguard Fort is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines. The fort was considered part of Essex in the 18th and 19th centuries; births and deaths within the garrison were recorded as 'Landguard Fort, Essex'. It was manned through both World Wars and played an important anti-aircraft role during the Second World War. In 1951 two of the old gun casemates were converted into a 'Cold War' control room. The fort was disarmed a

Port of Felixstowe
Port of Felixstowe2.52km from Harwich Redoubt Fort

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe. The port handles more than 4million TEUs and welcomes approximately 3,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today – crucially, the port provides some of the deepest water close to the open sea of any European port.

Felixstowe Beach
Felixstowe Beach3.91km from Harwich Redoubt Fort

Felixstowe Beach enjoys a fantastic coastal location, just minutes away from a stunning beach along the Sunrise Coast. It was one of the iconic tourist location in this area and also the area around Felixstowe has some good walks, including the Martello Coastal Path, as well as a choice of cycle routes.

Felixstowe Pier
Felixstowe Pier4.33km from Harwich Redoubt Fort

Felixstowe Pier is a pleasure pier in the Edwardian seaside town of Felixstowe, Suffolk, England. The pier opened in August 1905 with a total length of 2,640 feet and its own railway station, and was once one of the longest in the country. Steamer services operated from the pier to various destinations.

Hamford Water National Nature Reserve
Hamford Water National Nature Reserve7.58km from Harwich Redoubt Fort

Hamford Water is a coastal bay on the Essex coast with habitats that include mudflats, marsh, and sands. The cliffs at Walton-on-the-Naze form one of the finest geological sites in Britain and for that reason are a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The coastal grasslands above the salt marshes also support one of Britain's rarest plants ' sea hog's fennel.

The Naze
The Naze8.38km from Harwich Redoubt Fort

The Naze is a unique coastal landscape of outstanding geological and biological importance. As the most easterly peninsula in Essex it is an important site for migrating birds and boasts a number of different habitats, both terrestrial and marine. It is important for migrating birds and it has a small nature reserve.

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Essex County boasts stunning water views. Essex is home to an ever-expanding network of trails and paths connecting parks teeming with wildlife and recreational opportunities. It was also blessed with wineries, distilleries, and dozens of historic tourist attractions.