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Shoreham Fort

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Address: Forthaven, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5HY, England
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+44 7787 994815
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This is the last fort of its kind and has a varied history from defence, to...

This is the last fort of its kind and has a varied history from defence, to its attachment with the charge of the light brigade, to being the first film studio.

Come and visit on our open days or events, for a guided tour, a run around or a cup of tea or cake from Food For Fort

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Interesting place for a walk

We went for a walk one afternoon and found the fort very interesting. There was nothing special on but it was obvious that a volunteer force work very hard to maintain the place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Caninecaper
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a walk one afternoon and found the fort very interesting. There was nothing special on but it was obvious that a volunteer force work very hard to maintain the place. Great views in all directions from the top of the fort. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Caninecaper
Brighton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful effort is being made to restore this 19th century fort to its original. Interesting associated lecture hall and museum on site. Most public holidays there are demonstrations, in period uniform etc.

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Thank pastisbilly
Worthing, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Spent an afternoon at Shoreham Fort and found it really interesting. It helped that it was a beautiful sunny day but there was still room in the pay and display car park. The history of the fort is fascinating and the volunteers were happy to chat about it. A good way to spend a couple of hours.

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Thank johncowlyn
Guildford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We decided to take a Valentine's Day stroll along Shoreham Beach and ended up at the Fort. Our children loved exploring and the history of the Fort was fascinating. It's free too! A shame that the "Food for Fort" kisosk was closed. Prices looked reasonable!

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Thank Milnerhouse
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We go here regularly as we live down the road. The kids love it! Loads of places to run and slide down. Great for nerf wars and Easter egg hunts! Don't expect to be entertained, it's like the 70's & 80's childhoods, you make the fun, and it will be as much fun as you make it. Great views for... More 

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Thank Shevyjo
Garyclio, Chairman at Shoreham Fort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it's great to hear that you're enjoying the site. Please do come and see us on a volunteer day and have a tour. The tours do bring the fort to life and show how unique it is. The hot chocolate is very good, especially on a cold morning of Nerf wars ;) Hope to... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The fort is one of those amazing places, where if you take the time to look and learn a fascinating history is revealed. I go many times a year as the volunteers who run the fort are dedicated to its preservation and put on really good events. Thoroughly recommend.

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Garyclio, Chairman at Shoreham Fort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again soon :) More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I hadn't visited the Fort for many years so I was very pleased to see all the work that has been carried out over the last few years. Enjoyed a guided tour with was very informative. Nice cup of tea and cake after. Well done to all involved.

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Brighton
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visit on a Sunday to have a guided tour. The volunteers have done a great job in restoring the fort.

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Thank Robertthebrave
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Shoreham Fort is a Napoleonic Fort in the process of being restored by a group of dedicated volunteers led by Gary Baines. Gary and his team organise weekends to commemorate historical events. The entertainment and competitions for the children give families with young children an opportunity to enjoy a fun filled day and learn about the history of this wonderful... More 

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Brrighton
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great little historical place to visit. Good easy parking, well maintained - tidy - and has the usual facilities. Take a look!

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Thank Brightonbuoy

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