Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best-preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years.
It is also the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667.
Experience the dramatic story of this important fortification through both audio guides and guided tours. With a maze of rooms and passageways, bastion view points, artefacts, displays, exhibitions and special events, Landguard Fort offers something for all ages and interests.
Adults £4.00, Concessions £3.00, Children (under 15 years) £1.50, Children (under 5 years) free. Wheelchair users and English Heritage Members have free entry. Additional charges for events may apply to all above.
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|Notes||Last admission is one hour before closing. Open until 1800 in July and August.|
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Landguard Peninsula, View Point Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 3TW
Map reference: TM 282314 Lat: 51.93471 Long: 1.31896
Take the A14 towards Felixstowe. At the large roundabout beside the water tower (junction 60), turn right, remaining on the A14 (the Port of Felixstowe road). Then at the next roundabout go straight on towards the town centre. Cross over the railway level crossing, then turn right at the traffic lights onto Langer Road. Just after passing the Suffolk Sands Caravan Park, turn left onto View Point Road. This road (with speed bumps) will take you down to the car parking areas for the Fort.
By Public Transport:
FirstGroup route 77 from Ipswich to Felixstowe Dock drops you off right outside Landguard Fort on View Point Road. This bus also stops opposite Great Eastern Square which is convenient for the Felixstowe train station.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 2.5 miles (4.0 kms) from Felixstowe station
Self-assessed accessibility details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Entrance is well lit
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Visitor information available in audio format
- Hearing loop installed in public areas
- Hearing loop system
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Clear signage
- Effective lighting for visually impaired visitors
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
- Displays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children