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This site is still an active factory and work has only just begun to bring it up to standard as a typical National Trust site. So there are only a few guided tours each summer Tuesday. Due to the nature of the site, strong shoes...More
Although the site has been owned by the National Trust for many years they have only just started work to turn it into an attraction. Currently the site is still hired out as a factory, so is only open for guided tours one day a...More
This really is a great place to visit if you get the chance, we had a lovely chap that gave us a guided tour. Was really interesting and the time flew by. Would highly recommend people book to see the place as it's amazing what's...More
It was very disappointing that it i only open by a pre booked tour, however from the outside you can see how good this place could be. The views from the fort are stunning and it is worth the drive up to here just for...More
While on holiday we booked a tour to this national trust property.
It is only open on a tuesday by guided tour only and is free for members or 4 pounds for others.
It was around an hour and a half and so very interesting....More
Although many parts of the fort are derelict, our National Trust volunteers gave us a very good tour of what is gradually being painstakingly restored along with the interesting history that goes with it. This is a fascinating place but there us only one tour...More
Built over a five year period from 1862 the Bembridge Fort stands on a commanding position overlooking the eastern end of the Isle of Wight as part of the ring of defence against the threat of French invasion. The threat didn't materialise and the fort...More
I'm not someone who likes military history, nor am I someone who is a Palmerston Fort fanatic (I only just know he was a Prime Minister (I think!) and I didn't really know he built forts until this tour. I am just a National Trust...More