New Tavern Fort


Type:Castle / Fort

Fort Gardens, Milton Place, Gravesend, KENT, DA12 2BT

Tel: +44 01474 337600

New Tavern Fort, Gravesend


An 18th-20thC fort with guns and gun emplacements, overlooking the River Thames. There is an extensive underground magazine complex containing restored ammunition storage chambers and an exhibition on Gravesend under World War II aerial bombardment which includes full-size bomb shelters. General Gordon of Khartoum was stationed at the Fort and started the ragged schools in the area.

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Euros accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None.
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 10
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A226. Signposted. Local authority car park adjacent.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Gravesend. Walk north to the side of the Thames and then east to New Tavern Fort.

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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