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Jaywick Martello Tower

Belsize Avenue | Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 2LF, England
+44 1255 822783
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Somewhere to go on a rainy day

We were curious about the tower it was a small museum of sorts but not a great deal inside, even so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
marilyn w
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Interesting

Did not even know these existed and found them by accident. Read the information on the guide in... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Debbie A
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Buderim, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (7 reviews)
“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
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Belsize Avenue | Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 2LF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Being a a ex-seafarer l found the Jaywick Martello Tower a very insteresting place with lots of past history.

Thank johnnyd1200
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Jaywick memorial just of the beach. Very good visit and well worth to see local history against the French.

Thank Derek B
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

It was open even on Sunday, very informative and excellent little museum explaining the towers perfectly.

Thank _janeypow
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This tower is a bit like a mini museum that it has a gallery of historic and cool stuff. But there's a way where you can get right up to the top and you can see a very interesting and brilliant view.

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