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Newhaven Fort, Newhaven

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An award-winning attraction and a fine example of an English fortification Newhaven Fort is the perfect place for a family day out. Newhaven Fort houses exhibitions and displays that keep visitors enthralled for hours as well as stunning cliff top views. There is also a on-site café, gift shop, under 12's outdoor adventure playground and free parking.

Newhaven Fort is open to the public from 1st March - 31st October. The Fort remains open during the winter for school and group visits.

Newhaven Fort operated by Wave Leisure Trust Ltd
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  • I came here on Sunday as a last minute thing with my partner. I wasnt left disappointed. The best part for me was the air raid shelter experience. Although I was recommended going when the weather is ...  more »
  • As a volunteer tour guide at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, I was interested in visiting Newhaven Fort because it is of the same era. Newhaven Fort is in remarkable – indeed, perfect – condition. It’s la...  more »
  • Newhaven fort is a great and educational day out with lots of things to do. There is a cafe and you can walk along the cliffs and explore the canons.  more »
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  • Great place to visit and take the kids. The people there have taken a lot of time in restoring the place and making it and the information acceptable to all that visit. The displays are easy to understand and thus make the visit more informative and enjoyable. As a local I discovered things about the fort and Newhaven. Not expensive and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
  • Wonderful experience. Full of all things military. If you like forts, guns and history, then this is definitely for you. Great value for money. Ideal for families. Best go when the weather's good as there's so much to see. Terrific displays. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  • A great experience with kids and a good way to learn some history in an interactive environment. Lots of displays housedmin the old fort buildings. Safe for young children to run around and play fire the deactivated big guns which face out to sea. Very informative. Small gift shop, toilets and cafe. Only open to school parties in the winter so check opening times.
  • Parking, steep walk but plenty of tracks to explore with great views. No refreshments that I saw. Able to visit coastguard viewing tower and free telescope on top fort.
  • One of Sussex’s finest attractions with something for the whole family to enjoy. Dog friendly and with a great cafe this can occupy many happy hours. With local military history in abundance and plenty of magnificent views. The food in the cafe is simple but delicious and the gift shop has items to suit all pockets. Take the whole family and see the smiles.
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