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Limited free parking spaces are available in front of the fort, 10 metres from the main entrance. Approximately 10 spaces, not marked, including 2 for blue badge holders.
Public pay-and-display parking, not managed by English Heritage, can be found opposite the fort (across the road, approximately 50 metres away).
Coaches and minibuses can park at the fort, although spaces are not allocated.
Our 1940s-themed tearoom serves light refreshments, including hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars, crisps, sweets and ice creams.
The Landguard Visitor Centre, which is approximately 100 metres from the fort, houses the View Point Café. This serves meals, cakes, ice-cream, and hot and cold drinks.
The shop sells a wide range of Landguard Fort souvenirs and gifts.
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.
Assistance dogs on leads are welcome.
Other dogs are welcome on leads except in the gift shop and the tearoom.
A water bowl is available for dogs.
Visitors will find Felixstowe Museum located next door to the fort (separate site).
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.
Educational group visits are welcome at the fort - visit Landguard Fort Trust's website for more details.
Pathways and surfaces within the fort include gravel, grass, concrete and asphalt which may be slippery when wet.
We offer pre-booked guided tours and visits tailored to your group requirements from Easter until the end of October. For further information or to book a tour, please email us to arrange or phone 01394 675900.
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.