From the site of the last opposed invasion of England in 1667, right through the centuries and two World Wars to the era of the Cold War, our knowledgeable volunteer tour guides bring the life and times of the fort to life.
Tours must be arranged in advance of your visit - please complete the Tour Booking Enquiry form with your tour requirements and one of the team will contact you to confirm your booking.
Please note that guided tour prices (except the Ghost Tour) are in addition to normal admission charges and are per person.
Please let us know about your guided tour request at least 3 days in advance.
Fort Tour £5 - An opportunity to experience a detailed tour of the fort by one of our expert tour guides including the Keeps, Batteries, magazine tunnels and much, much more!. Lots of hands-on fun for kids and adults of all ages. Approximate duration 1.5 - 2 hours.
Outer Defences Tour £10 - This tour explores the seaward and river facing battery emplacements outside the fort which are areas not normally open to the general public and only accessible via a guided tour. A unique opportunity to visit the left battery which formerly housed the 'disappearing guns' taking in the gun pit, ammunition magazines and the crew ready room. Then passing through both sally ports to enjoy the external granite facade of the gun positions and the outside of the caponier, then along the moat and the waggon-way to the mine pier, external views of Darell's Battery, the engine house, and the searchlight pill-boxes and ending in the mining room. Minimum age 12 years. Sturdy footwear advisable. Due to the slight inclines and uneven surfaces this tour may not suit visitors with limited mobility. Approximate duration 1.5 hours.
Roof Top Tour (includes fort tour) £10 - Our standard Fort Tour plus rare and exclusive access to the roof-top providing stunning views of Harwich, the North Sea river estuaries and access to the historic observation look-out building. Minimum age 12 years. Approximate duration 2 - 2.5 hours.
VIP Tour (includes Fort Tour and Roof Top Tour) £30 - For the ultimate experience, the VIP tour includes the standard Fort Tour and the Roof Top Tour plus a short walk to explore the nearby battery emplacements which are areas not normally open to the general public, followed by some light refreshments afterwards. Minimum age 12 years. Sturdy footwear advisable. Approximate duration 3 - 3.5 hours.
Ghost Tour £10 (includes a hot drink) - Spooky Fort Ghost Tours! Find out about the ghosts of Landguard Fort's historic past with an atmospheric tour around the most haunted place in Suffolk! These ghost tours will be available on Thursdays (starting 26th October 2023) for approximately 1 hour and are limited to 10 people per tour. The minimum age for this tour is 14. This tour takes place in the evening when the fort is normally closed to visitors therefore normal admission charges will not apply. If your booking is confirmed, then please plan to arrive by 18:45 for a 19:00 start and please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Ghost tours are seasonal and will start on 26th October 2023 and then every Thursday thereafter until the spring.
For further information, or to book a guided tour, complete the Tour Booking Enquiry form.
There's a free multi-media Tour Guide you can download to your smartphone or tablet if you don't intend to arrange a guided tour. You'll then be able to use the Tour Guide during your visit to learn more about the fort and its exhibits as you explore at your own pace. Use the QR code or click here to start the download.