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Landguard Fort is located at the most southerly point of the town of Felixstowe in Suffolk.


By Car: Take the A14 towards Felixstowe. At the large roundabout beside the water tower (junction 60), turn right, remaining on the A14 (the Port of Felixstowe Road). At the next roundabout go straight on towards the town centre. Cross over the railway level crossing, then turn right at the traffic lights onto Langer Road.

Fom Langer/Carr Road (just after passing the Suffolk Sands Caravan Park), turn left onto View Point Road. This road (with speed bumps) will take you down to the main car parks for the fort.

Road Map

Parking: The fort has limited free parking spaces are available in front of the fort, 10 metres from the main entrance. Approximately 10 spaces, not marked, including 2 for blue badge holders. Public pay-and-display parking, not managed by English Heritage, can be found opposite the fort (across the road, approximately 50 metres away) click here for details and prices (you'll need to scroll down a bit to see location and price details). 

Coaches and minibuses can park at the fort, although spaces are not allocated.

By Bus: First Group route 77 from/to Ipswich drops you off right outside Landguard Fort on View Point Road. This bus also stops opposite Great Eastern Square which is convenient for the Felixstowe train station (see below).

By Train: Greater Anglia operate a regular hourly service from Ipswich throughout the day (around 30 minutes journey time). The train station at Felixstowe town centre is 2½ miles away from Landguard Fort. Either catch a taxi or take the FirstGroup route 77 bus (from opposite Great Eastern Square).

By Ferry: The Harwich Harbour Foot and Bicycle Ferry runs from the John Bradfield Viewing Area at Felixstowe to Harwich and Shotley. It is the only public ferry service connecting Suffolk and Essex. 2021: operates from the 29 March to 31 October. Please visit the website for full timings and fares. It is advisable to buy tickets online in advance, or first come first served on board. The ferry will only operate in safe weather. 01728 666329. www.harwichharbourferry.com

By Bicycle: Sustrans Route 51 (part of the National Cycle Network) runs from Ipswich to Landguard.