Friday, 5 October 2012

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe.

I found myself in Felixstowe on business yesterday and decided to visit the above before I departed this morning.
I had no idea that the Dutch had launched an attack here back in 1667 and actually landed troops to attack the fort - a wargaming scenario is brewing in my head !
 Main entrance

 Internal entrance
Internal view
A fort has existed here for over 420 years with many additions and alterations right up to the 1950s.
View of the main gate from inside.
Reproduction of a 12.5 inch RML gun.  The real thing would have weighed 38 tons !
Unfortunately, this was the only big gun to be seen.
A spectacular location, nevertheless.

1 comment:

  1. Great shot of the RML even if it is only a reproduction.