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Bembridge Fort

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15 Aug 2018
“For lovers of Victorian Military and Political History. For them a real gem. Not for casual tourists.”
15 Aug 2018
“Probably the best National Trust site on the Isle of Wight.”
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Bembridge Fort Culver DOWN, PO36 8QY, England
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

Thank J B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Lots of signs warn you not to enter. If you do happen to know in advance to book there is nothing on the gate to say the cost, what you might see or why it should be of interest ~

Thank Cmc2766
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank claireadixon
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Shame after quite a walk here we couldn't actually go inside. They only do limited tours of the inside. Sadly we only got to view this from outside.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank English-Explorer16
Reviewed 20 August 2016

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

1  Thank Mic L
Reviewed 15 June 2016

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

1  Thank AquaAbound
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
01983741020 is the number for the national Trust Isle of Wight. They can book a tour for you. Must be done in advance
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