Landguard Barracks

Landguard_3967During our tour of Landguard Fort we were allowed to have access to the upper levels. These provided amazing views across the barracks (officers above, men below) towards the Port of Felixstowe container port. The channel for ships entering (or leaving) Harwich brings vessels close to the walls (and guns) of Landguard (note the position of the Stena Line ferry). The large arches on the left of the picture are the gun casemates, positioned to dominate the harbour mouth.

Landguard Heritage


Simon Thurley at Landguard Fort © David Gill

Professor David Gill, Director of Heritage Futures, joined Simon Thurley of English Heritage, the staff of Landguard Fort and the Landguard Partnership for a tour of the fort and the Felixstowe Museum. There are wonderful views over the estuary to Harwich and the adjacent Felixstowe container port, and up the coast to the now lost location of the Roman Saxon Shore Fort (Walton Castle).

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