Shorncliffe Trust

The Shorncliffe Trust

Shorncliffe Camp has been home to the Britsh Soldier for over 200 years. It was the birthplace of the Modern British Army under Sir John Moore in 1803 - as featured on Time Team.

Shorncliffe was the main Army camp in WW1 linking Britain to France and the Western Front and home to the Canadian Army.

It features, a Napoleonic Redoubt, Martello Tower, original WW1 training trenches, WW2 defences and Shorncliffe Military cemetery - 550 Commonwealth Soldiers, including 3 VC's.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Open access to site, with Special tours by appointment through the Trust.

Admission charges

For guided tours please contact

Additional info

This site is currently under development and no facilities are available.

Shorncliffe Trust



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