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Fortifications and coastal artillery

Victorian Forts and Artillery
A group for sharing anything connected with Victorian fortifications and associated artillery worldwide.

A history of coastal defences and their effectiveness
Two-hour long video - but packed with information and worth dipping your toes in.

Video animation of the 12.5-inch guns
Shows how the huge Victorian guns were loaded, aimed and fired from inside the cramped casemates using manpower alone. 

Round and about Felixstowe and the peninsula

Discover Landguard
The official website of the Landguard Peninsula. The peninsula includes Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum, Landguard Nature Reserve, Landguard Bird Observatory, the John Bradfield Viewing Area and the Landguard Visitor Centre (View Point Cafe) and harbour ferry.

The Landguard Visitor Centre and Viewpoint Cafe contains hands-on displays, videos and exhibits about the peninsular. The cafe offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves all-day breakfasts, lunches, snacks, ice cream and hot and cold drinks. Public toilets are available here.

Felixstowe History Museum
Housed next to Landguard Fort, the award-winning Felixstowe Museum brings together an astonishing variety of displays and artefacts covering Felixstowe's social and military history.

Harbour Ferry
The foot and bicycle ferry runs between Felixstowe, Harwich and Shotley daily between April and October.

Landguard nature reserve and bird observatory

A Site of Special Scientific Interest covering 33 hectares, this shingle spit offers a wide variety of flora and fauna, unusual and very rare plants of worldwide significance, and migrating birds. The bird observatory studies and records the wildlife of the peninsula.

Visit Felixstowe
The official tourism website for Felixstowe.

Harwich Haven Authority
Safeguarding the best natural haven on the east coast of England, the Harwich Haven Authority has a role to protect, conserve and improve the Haven for the benefit of future generations. It is also the authority responsible for the safe operational control of vessel movements in the area and off the coast.

Port of Felixstowe
The Port of Felixstowe is Britain's busiest container port and welcomes around 3,000 ships each year including the largest container vessels afloat today. Around 30 shipping lines operate from Felixstowe with services to and from 400 ports around the world.

Wider Suffolk and the coast

The Suffolk Coast
The tourism website of The Suffolk Coast.

Visit Suffolk
The tourism website for the county of Suffolk.

National heritage

English Heritage
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of an empire to a Cold War bunker.