Newhaven Fort is one of the first landmarks you see on entering England through the Port of Newhaven. Although built as recently as the mid 1800ís the site on Castle Hill is said to have been the main defence location for the area since the Iron Ages 3000 years ago.

The Fort endured several ownerships during the last half century but eventually emerged as a serious and increasingly popular tourist attraction.  Closed in the winter months, it now opens its doors annually for the summer season.

Apart from the appeal of the structure itself and its permanent museum features, the Fort has a variety of  displays, special events and a number of anniversary commemorations.  Visit website newhavenfort.org.uk to obtain precise details, dates and times of opening and directions.

Set high up on cliffs at the harbour entrance, the Fort has a commanding view of Seaford Bay and is a good starting point for undulating cliff top walks towards Peacehaven, Telscombe, Rottingdean and, twelve miles distant, the City of Brighton & Hove.

The Fort is a facility which, with the aid of grants, has benefited from regeneration. During 2003 the approach and parking areas were upgraded and attractive landscaping give a much improved first impression to visitors.   Other changes have since been made annually on a more gradual basis.

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