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Jaywick Martello Tower

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A place of interest

A good place to go for anyone interested in history especially on a Sunday as there are shows... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
David A
Leyland, United Kingdom
Worth it if your nearby

Better than now some towers - lots of artefacts and information inside. We stayed for about half an... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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“local history”(7 reviews)
“worth a visit”(7 reviews)
“small museum”(2 reviews)
Jaywick Martello Tower was built in the early nineteenth century to protect the coastline from French invasion. Today, it is open to the public as an arts, heritage and community space. The Tower hosts a varied programme of exhibitions and events.
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Belsize Avenue | Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 2LF, England
+44 1255 822783
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

A good place to go for anyone interested in history especially on a Sunday as there are shows around the tower

Thank David A
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Better than now some towers - lots of artefacts and information inside. We stayed for about half an hour as children are very young. But older children may enjoy the extra facts so could stay an hour. Member of staff was welcoming and helpful.

Thank spiceyangel
Reviewed 26 August 2018

popped in here as we walked by. its £1 per adult and kids are free, just a small building but kids look being nosey at these places. worth a look around.

Thank kirsty20132014
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I have an interest in history and visited this tower whilst on holiday in the area. Staff friendly and informative.

Thank Paul c
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We were curious about the tower it was a small museum of sorts but not a great deal inside, even so we liked viewing from the top although very windy the day we travelled.

Thank marilyn w
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Did not even know these existed and found them by accident. Read the information on the guide in front of them and was amazed to see these were built by the French to defend the coast back in the days of napoleons. Walks are 3...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 15 June 2018

It’s not often that you can visit a Martello tower and this little museum is a gem. It’s a really interesting place that’s worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Akkers1
Reviewed 30 May 2018

went here about 20 years ago and aginn the other day, a small place but got so much local and interesting aviation stuff there, the chaps there have been there for years and theres nothing that they dont know, they are always willing to tell...More

Thank Mo L
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Intreseting little free attraction, good history. Knowledgeable staff. A bit of something to do if youre staying close by.

Thank cazandan78
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The people who run this are voluntary but they are very enthusiastic and will ell or discuss with you questions you may have. There is no time limit to your visit and you can sit and read a book if you so wish.

Thank Chipmonk80
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