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Stepping back in time... a historical gem!

This was an unexpected surprise for us, not in as much the artillery fort itself, but certainly the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
housesittingmagazine
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Unexpected suprise

We stumbled across this and were surprised at how great it is The staff were very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
roy w
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

not excellent but a good place to go with the kids also free stuff to interact with but theres no tour guide and you would expect one in a place like this but its ok also there is a town not that far so when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yr O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected surprise for us, not in as much the artillery fort itself, but certainly the underground tunnels which provided a fascinating step back in time. The fort was originally designed to defend London against any enemy fleet advancing up the Thames River....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Well maintained not totally wheelchair friendly or pram. Could be more information boards & a guide, but still a great few hours away from the hussle

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Louise O
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this and were surprised at how great it is The staff were very knowledgeable and a great hour spent

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roy w
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Didn’t know that this place existed and only really stumbled upon it. Quite interesting but would be nice if all the guns had descriptions and dates on.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mandy T
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We first visited in the summer when a 40’s show was staged and was brilliant. I was able to purchase some beautiful dresses and fur stoles. This visit was a walk around with the granddaughters.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank annemartin6361
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Free to go and lots of history surrounding this fort. Little cafe there also. Kept clean toilets wasn’t so clean but that’s the visitors that don’t respect toilets for some reason.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Donzerella
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We recently spent a week end at the fort during the "Fort in the Forties".This was the first time we had taken part in this event, we were very surprised and pleased at what we found. The organisation regarding the week end was second to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TERRY W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Very cheap entry to a very historic site, there is a lot to learn about here. New Tavern Fort was originally designed to defend London against an enemy fleet coming up the Thames River, then later saw the addition of anti-aircraft guns. The site isn't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank CliveBilby
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We wandered around the fort and the gardens on a day trip to Gravsend and found the place to be very interesting, especially the artillery. The inside of the fort was closed when we were there but I saw enough to want to come back...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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