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Fort Henry - Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Fort Henry

Fort Henry was a five-sided, open-bastioned earthen structure covering 10 acres (0.04 km2) on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River, near Kirkman's Old Landing. The site was about one mile above Panther Creek and about six miles below the mouth of the Big Sandy River and Standing Rock Creek. It was a critical point of defense for the Confederacy, protecting Nashville, Tennessee and the railroad route between Bowling Green, Kentucky and Memphis.

Attractions Near Fort Henry

Barnsdale Gardens
Barnsdale Gardens3.85km from Fort Henry

Barnsdale Gardens, in Rutland, is Britain's largest collection of individually designed gardens designed by Geoff Hamilton, who presented BBC Gardener's World from 1979 until his death in 1996. Its award-winning collection of 38 individually themed garden ‘rooms’ will delight and inspire any gardener or garden-lover. It now covers 8 acres, comprising 37 individual gardens and features.

Aqua Park Rutland
Aqua Park Rutland4.57km from Fort Henry

The UK’s most exciting Aqua Park featuring the largest collection of bespoke big impact water obstacles. Recently the park has doubled in size and stretched to over 36 new obstacles. The park features climbing walls, trampolines, balance bards, rockers, rollers and some of the UK's biggest splashtastic jumps and slides.

Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre
Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre4.76km from Fort Henry

An ideal place to See birds of prey close at hand and watch them in flight, it is the centre’s aim to provide as natural a setting as possible for the owls, hawks, falcons, buzzards, eagles and even vultures. Explore the natural woodland trails around ponds and purpose-built wild bird feeding stations, see different nesting boxes and enjoy the sound of the countryside birds.

Rutland Water
Rutland Water5.28km from Fort Henry
Yew Tree Avenue And Wood
Yew Tree Avenue And Wood5.44km from Fort Henry

Yew Tree Avenue is a unique collection of 150 yew trees, most over 200 years old. The Avenue was once the carriage drive to Clipsham Hall, the centre of the Clipsham Estate. The trees are managed by the Forestry Commission, and thanks to the work of Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue Trust, are currently undergoing renovation after years of little maintenance.

Normanton Church
Normanton Church6.09km from Fort Henry

Normanton Church served as a parish church until the early 1700s when a large part of the village was demolished to create an estate for the Heathcote Baronets. These wealthy aristocrats used the church as their private chapel and mausoleum. It was later rebuilt in a classical style in the 18th century when the Heathcote Baronets created their estate in Rutland and used the parish church as their private chapel.

Where is Fort Henry

Discover More Attractions in Rutland, Where Fort Henry Is Located

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Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire. It is England’s smallest and arguably prettiest county and is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the great outdoors.