Landguard Fort

Landguard Peninsula
United Kingdom
IP11 3TX

This is the site of the last opposed invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines. The current fort was built in the 18th century, and modified in the 19th century with substantial additional 19th/20th-century outside batteries.

Guided tours and audio tours of the fort are supplemented by a DVD presentation of the site’s history, and by guided tours of the outside batteries. A new guidebook tells the fascinating history of the Fort.

The nearby submarine mining building houses Felixstowe Museum’s Collections of local interest.
Opening Times

Dates Opening TimesOpening Days
21 Mar – 31 May10am-5pmMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun
1 Jun-30 Sep10am-6pmMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun
1 Oct – 2 Nov10am-5pmMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun

Free entry for children under 5 and wheelchair users.

Please call the fort on 07749 695 523 or email [email protected] for details and charges for special events and guided tours. Please note that everyone, including English Heritage members, will be asked to pay for entry when an event is in progress. No unaccompanied under 16’s. (Managed by the Landguard Fort Trust.)

Directions to Landguard Fort:

Road Access: 1 mile S of Felixstowe town centre – follow signs to LandguardPoint

Train Access:
Felixstowe 2 1⁄2 miles

Bus Access:
First 75-7 Ipswich – Felixstowe Dock to within 3⁄4 mile of site.

Be sure to check out other English Heritage sites.

Additional Features

  • Informative Day Out
  • Learn Something New
  • Have fun outdoors!
  • Historical Interest
  • Guided tours available
  • Suitable for all

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