Eastbourne Redoubt

A World of Discovery Awaits...

Discover over 200 years of unique history hidden within the walls of the Redoubt Fortress. 

One of the south coast's most historic landmarks, this Georgian Fortress was built to defend against Napoleon.  It continued as a working fortress for many years, also used during World Wars I & II by Military Police, Home Guard and Canadian forces.

Ariel Redoubt
Watering can

Free Hard Hat Tours

Join us at 12pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays for exclusive hard hat tours of the Eastbourne Redoubt. Discover some of the secrets revealed by works to the building and walk in the footsteps of the faces of the fort. Explore the Parade Ground and Gun Platform. Let kids loose in the parade ground and take in the spectacular views from the gun platform 

Film Season

Throughout the year we open up one of the casement for film screenings in this unique setting.

Culture & Cake

The season promises to stimulate and boggle the minds of visitors every second Saturday of the month, with discussions on a diverse range of subjects led by passionate historians in a relaxed environment, followed by a Q&A session and cake and refreshments in the Redoubts unique vintage themed café, The Outpost.

Twilight Tours

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortification opens up for Twilight Tours.

From ghostly sightings and mysterious objects to tales of gruesome battles, the torchlit guided tours around the creepy corridors and tunnels of the Redoubt are sure to be spine-chilling.

Opening Times

We are open Saturdays & Sundays.
Easter - 31st October, 10am to 5pm.

It is free to come in and have a look around. Refreshments are available in the Redoubts unique vintage themed café, The Outpost.


Please note there are a large number of stairs in places.  Due to the historical nature of the Redoubt Fortress building, there is no wheelchair access to the Parade Ground and building interior.

The gun platform can be accessed from Royal Parade without steps.  There are a large number of steps from here down to the Parade Ground.

There are 3 disabled parking bays on Royal Parade.