Drop Redoubt

Drop Redoubt
CT17 9AP





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The Drop Redoubt together with the Western Heights, forms the largest Napoleonic fortress in Britain. They are an excellent example of British defence from the Napoleonic period right through to the Second World War.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Sunday July 20th 11am and 2pm
Sunday August 17th 11am and 2pm
Sunday September 21st 11am and 2pm
Sunday October 19th 11am and 2pm

Summer Open Weekend (10:00am-5:00pm) on July 12th and 13th
Autumn Open Weekend (TBA)

Admission charges

Summer Open Weekend £5.00 Adults, Accompanied children FREE.
Tours are free (subject to availability), donations gratefully accepted.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Grand Shaft (The Western Heights)

  • 21 September 2014 10am-5pm *on now
  • 4 — 5 October 2014 10am-5pm
  • 19 October 2014 10am-5pm

The Grand Shaft is a unique structure in the Western Heights and a very rare example of a triple spiral staircase in fortifications of the same age (early 1800s).

On the third Sunday of the month between April and October, the Grand Shaft will be open free of charge for the public to visit. It will also be open for an extra weekend in September for the Heritage Weekend, and during the Western Heights Preservation Society’s open weekends.

Suitable for

  • Any age