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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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  • Having never visited Newhaven before, this seemed an ideal opportunity to learn some history of the area. Especially as some of my family were from this area. Being unable to walk too far, my better h...  more »
  • Very interesting visit. I particularly liked the air raid shelter with the simulated experience of being in one during the blitz. Also the WW1 tunnels though there are 70 steps to get down. It was a c...  more »
  • I really enjoyed visiting this fort. It had lots of different areas to look at, though the odd bit was closed to visitors because it needs repairs. Most rooms have museum displays to read through and ...  more »
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  • We had a lovely day. It wasn't too busy so we felt we could really take our time. It has a large outdoor area within the fort including a cafe, picnic tables if you bring your own lunch and kids play park as well as a lovely grass walk higher up with amazing views. Loads of little rooms and out buildings to explore. Some interactive things for the kids, a dress up area and a fall out shelter experience which was brilliant. We went in a group and the kids from 2yrs to 14yrs really enjoyed it, as did the adults.
  • Great place to visit. Not too big, good to explore, decent exhibitions all in small easily managed sections. Cafe with very tasty food at a good price, simply served. Could do with a better dishwasher for the cutlery , hence the reduction by 1 star..!
  • Myself and Robyn would like to thank Kath, Emma and the rest of the Newhaven Fort team for making our wedding day at the fort truly memorable. Nothing was too much for the team and they were on hand at every step of the day including a quick fire turn around of the Romney Hut from ceremony venue to reception venue. All our guests commented on great the fort was and polite and helpful all of the staff were. Many thanks again and we highly recommend Newhaven Fort not only as a wedding venue but as beautiful historic venue for adults and kids to explore. Top job team!! x
  • Amazing place to visit, I have been here on many occasions with family and friends and I am always enjoy coming as it has amazing views plus the history which has, I truly recommend visiting this place which is family friendly or even groups of people.
  • Fab place to learn about the history of the fort over the last 2000 years ! Lots to see and do, but clearly in need of love and money . Good fun on a sunny afternoon .
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