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I enjoyed seeing the Tower

This was directly in front of my hotel & somewhere I wanted to visit while I was in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Martello tower

Well maintained surroundings marked the end of our walk along the prom to the wish tower. Nice old... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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The Wish Tower is a historic Martello Tower built to protect the UK from possible invasion by Napoleon. It's a fascinating structure and free tours are available via our website. The Tower is nothing to do with the cafe next door, called the Western...more
King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4BY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was directly in front of my hotel & somewhere I wanted to visit while I was in Eastbourne. Regrettably it was closed while they are renovating the restaurant/café. A couple I met had travelled some distance to visit it & very disappointed to find...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Well maintained surroundings marked the end of our walk along the prom to the wish tower. Nice old aa box outside, bit of a building site next door. Did not go inside but it did have some toilets near and the lifeboat museum too

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

U get to this by leaving Eastbourne and walking on front to left it is a path so far up then turned in to stone nearer it's a nice old building well worth the walk

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marie S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a peaceful place which is worth visiting, there is a memorial to the people who died in Eastbourne and a pleasant garden area with seats.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolyn E
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Enjoyed going in this tower, lots of work going on both on the tower and surroundings. Lovely views from the top. There are stalactites on the ceiling which are dripping, I can vouch for that!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Boomtowncats
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Interesting historical building with a pleasant garden all around. It's a bit of a round-about walk to get into the garden but is very peaceful once you're there and all gardens in Eastbourne are very well looked after.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Couple-Tadworth
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This martello tower is an interesting landmark. It is well preserved but unfortunately was closed when we visited. The nearby gardens are well maintained and even in late September look lovely.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JAA_MK
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Really interesting place to spend an hour or so, go down into the basement and up to the gun tower. The views from the top are lovely and its well worth reading about the varied history of the tower. An easy walk from the town...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This was closed when we were there but the surrounding garden was open and a gentle stroll around the remains of this Mortella structure passed a few minutes. There is a peace garden under construction and whne complete this will probably be a nice interlude...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grahampritchard2016
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Not sure why this is called the wish Tower. It is a well preserved Martello tower. Toilets underneath nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jean S
2 January 2015|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I would estimate about half a mile to the actual main shopping part of the town. Maybe 10 to 15 minutes walk. You may be interested to know that while in the vicinity of the wish tower, you will be close to what is... More