landguard fort


Landguard Fort, just outside Felixstowe, is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667. First built to guard the entrance to Harwich in 1540, the fort has served a number of functions over time.

In the early 20th Century, the fort was used as barrack accommodation, and in 1951 a section was converted into a control room for ‘cold war’ use.

Find out more about its fascinating history and plan a trip to Landguard Fort.

Explore Felixstowe and its surrounding area via Visit Suffolk.

Photo: Chris Friese