Facilities at Landguard Fort

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    Parking spaces are available in front of the fort, 10 metres from the main entrance. Approximately 10 spaces, not marked. Parking is free of charge.
    Free off-site parking can be found opposite the fort (across the road, approximately 50 metres away). Should this be full, further free parking can be found 100 metres from the site.
    Coaches and minibuses can park at the fort, although spaces are not allocated.

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    Food and Drink

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    The on-site shop sells hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice-cream.

    The Landguard visitor centre, which is approximately 100 metres from the Fort, houses the View Point Café. This serves all-day breakfasts, snacks, fish and chips, salads, cakes, ice-cream, teas and coffees.

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    Picnic Area

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    There are benches and picnic tables located around the fort and two grass areas in the outer parade that may be used for picnics.

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    Shop

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    The shop sells a wide range of Landguard Fort souvenirs and gifts, including books, drinks and snacks.

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    Toilets

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    Toilet facilities are limited, but unisex portable units are provided (including a disabled unit) for visitors. Full public toilet facilities, including disabled toilets and baby changing facilities, are available at the Landguard visitor centre which is approximately 100 metres from the Fort.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are welcome at Landguard Fort.

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    Museum

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    Visitors will find a museum located next door to the fort (separate site).

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    Exhibition

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    A small permanent exhibition is located in the ground floor of the fort. Temporary exhibitions are sometimes held in the first floor rooms, which are accessible only by stairs.

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    Gardens

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    The site is situated on the Landguard peninsula, sitting between the Port of Felixstowe and a SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) Nature Reserve which has a rare vegetated shingle ecosystem. It is bordered by the North Sea and the Orwell estuary. Fantastic views of the estuary, ships, port operations and the sea are available from the fort and surrounding area. There are paths though the Nature Reserve including a DDA accessible boardwalk. Wildlife can be spotted on the Nature Reserve.
    A cycle route runs from the town of Felixstowe through the Nature Reserve to the fort.

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    Audio Tours

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    An audio tour is available to all visitors and is included in the admission price (no booking or deposit required). Please allow approximately one hour and 20 minutes to complete the tour.

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    Family Friendly

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    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    Although there is not an adventure playground, there is plenty of space to run and play on the nature reserve and lots to explore in the fort. Please note that kites are not permitted on the reserve.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Yes

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    Family Learning

    Children's trails are normally held during school holiday periods. Please check the events page for further information.

    Interpretation for Children

    Yes, some information about areas of the fort and what they were used for is available for children.

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    Please be aware

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    There are heights and slopes.

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    Venue Hire

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    Available for Event Hire

    Private/corporate functions are possible although facilities at the fort are limited. Please call the site for further information.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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View Point Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 3TW
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