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Tilbury Fort

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Attraction Information

Tilbury Fort on the Thames estuary has protected London's seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War.

Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.

Spend a great family day out here as you explore the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder or enter the bastion magazine passages and feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here. Their exhibition traces the role of the fort in the defence of London.

Opening hours

Please see website for details



No 2 Office Block, The Fort,
RM18 7NR,

Phone number

01375 858489


General Admission
Adults from £6.20
Kids (5-17) from £3.70
Concessions from £5.60
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £16.10


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info

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There is an onsite shop

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