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7. Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Top 10 ten – Ipswich and the Suffolk Coast

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Landguard Fort is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines. Today, Landguard Fort offers a wide variety of  tours, exhibitions and events.  These range from guided historical tours of this impressive building and its coastal gun batteries, to Haunted Ghost Tours, art installations, musical performances, poetry readings and historical re-enactments.
The current fort was built in the 1700’s, and modified in the Victorian period with the substantial addition early 20th century gun batteries. Previous versions of the fort date back to Tudor times.

The nearby submarine mining building houses Felixstowe Museum’s Collections of local interest. Facilities include a gift shop and a cafe serving light refreshments. 
Landguard Fort Address:              
Landguard Fort
IP11 3TX
England, UK

Landguard Fort Opening Times:   
Open Monday to Sunday (7 days a week)

1st April to 31st May, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
1st June to 30th September, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
1st to 31st October, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Last admission 1 hour before closing. Please check the Landguard Fort Website for full details of opening times.
Landguard Fort Admission:           
Adult £3.50
Children £1.00
Concession £2.50
English Heritage Members Free

Free entry for children under 5 and wheelchair users
No unaccompanied children
T  +44 (0)7749 695523 to book battery and group tours
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