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Fort Scratchley

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Address: Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:00

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Breath taking views over Newcastle Harbour, and interesting war history

We visited around 2pm, the views were amazing. The historical displays of years gone by were interesting. We then did a tour of the tunnels with Carl, his knowledge of the... read more

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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited around 2pm, the views were amazing. The historical displays of years gone by were interesting. We then did a tour of the tunnels with Carl, his knowledge of the Fort and the guns, cannons and historical facts were both interesting and informative. I highly recommend doing a tour to learn about the war history of Newcastle and the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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132 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Fort has been restored and also offers great views over Newcastle. Guided tours are available and the guns fired at set times of the day.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So, our trip to Newcastle included navigating as many free sites as possible, and this included Fort Scratchley. You can spend time wondering around at your own leisure, or you can take a paid guided tour. We opted for the 'wonder around at leisure' option, and that was an informative experience. The area is set up with informative plaques about... More 

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Thank Narell B
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing attraction. The set up is still the same and the views from the top are incredible. The staff and volunteers are so friendly and full of knowledge. Worth the trip.

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Burnie, Tasmania
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite a surprise and provided an interesting glimpse into the past. I'm sure it will be of interest to old visitors who have an interest in war time history.

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Thank BobbyBurnie
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only had an hour to walk around. The volunteers are very enthusiast and knowledgable. Fantastic place to visit. We will be back to do the tunnel tour. The views from here are spectacular.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited here for Anzac Day. Perfect views with a vast amount of knowledge on offer via person or notice boards. Offered fantastic views and cannons were even being shot in remembrance. They do also offer fully guided tours.

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Thank LPK16
Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon on Anzac Day. We had a shortened tour of the tunnels, which is a great history lesson. We also watched the cannons go off at 3pm !!! Fantastic to witness, but very loud. Great place to take visitors from overseas.

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Thank Jo P
Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perched above Newcastle, this is a great place to visit. We did the tunnel tour which was great. It went for close to 90 minutes and our tour guide was both funny and knowledgeable.

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Clovis, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you're off the cruise ship and looking for an easy walk and something to do I highly recommend Fort Scratchley. It's an moderately easy walk from where the cruise shuttle drops you off. It is at the top of a small hill so do you take that into consideration. Entry is free and your give a nice self guided... More 

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