Beacon Hill Fort

Beacon Hill Fort was built in 1890 to be the latest addition to the Harwich defences. Since Tudor times Harwich has been an important anchorage and many forts and batteries have been built to protect it. Beacon Hill was closed in 1956 but is now open to the public for the first time in its long history.

Opening times

Easter – 30 September
10:00 – 16:00
Last admission: 15:30
1 October – Easter
11:00 – 15:00
Last admission: 14:30

Weekends and Bank Holidays only

FREE ENTRY – though donations are always welcome!

Paranormal groups

Beacon Hill Fort has proved a popular location for paranormal events and several groups attend regularly.

Events usually take place between late evening and early morning, but times can be discussed before booking.

The fort’s buildings date back to the 1890’s and were in front line use during WWI and WWII. There is plenty of history relating to those dark periods in a 3½ acre site along with four underground passages to explore.

If you run a paranormal group or paranormal events, please contact us for further details.

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