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Local landmark

Driving around the island, you come upon this remaining German fortification and you have a sense... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JordanS8
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Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
One big gun

Great to see the men working hard making the gun look like new. Well worth looking this area up... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Annexe1970
,
Bosham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving around the island, you come upon this remaining German fortification and you have a sense of the history of the island. The German occupation left many remnants of a war gone by.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great to see the men working hard making the gun look like new. Well worth looking this area up whilst you're on the island. You can see all the German dug outs and also a short walk to one of the observation towers.

Thank Annexe1970
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Many of the trenches to access the replacements are in place. Kids with love the drama and adults will no doubt contemplate the other aspects generated by visiting.

Thank DaveMcInally
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Been an ex Gunner I had to call and look at the gun batteries on the Island. It’s a very impressive site and gives you a true understanding of what it must have been like as part of this battery when it was operational. I...More

Thank Carman531
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

As the title states we went for a walk which ended a very long walk taking in the coast line, its good that these places are here manned by volunteers protecting our heritage less we forget what must have been a terryfying experience for all...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Really interesting and darn impressive that they don't charge any entry fee. Doesn't take long to get around so maybe combine it with a walk along the cliffs - if you're going specifically to look around then you may not be there very long so...More

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This tower shows the incredible effort that the Germans went into to fortify the islands and use them as part of the Atlantic Wall. You can explore the tower itself and see displays and information about how it worked. You also get incredible views of...More

Thank MAR-AM-UK
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Not a lot of people know about Hitler's Atlantic Wall it runs along the coast of Europe for 800 miles. A lot of it in many places has eroded and been washed into the sea, a lot of defences in the Channel Islands particularly in...More

1  Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Giant pill box on the beautiful Guernsey coastal path which has attendant gun emplacement worthy of a look. No toilets here which is unlike Guernsey.

Thank Buster P
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Stopped here on our tour of Island and loved it, what a place to take pictures and videos, a joy, need the weather to be fine as it can get blow a lot on the headland

Thank malcolm22015
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