Martello Towers

Martello Towers anmeldelser, Felixstowe

Martello Towers
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25 anmeldelser
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Connor Peck
Ipswich, UK297 bidrag
sep. 2020
We went here for a walk and all there is to see is some towers. They are alright but it is not worth planning a trip around.
Skrevet 17. august 2021
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Matthew peck
Ipswich, UK390 bidrag
aug. 2020
Martello towers is a great place to visit along a walk. Very good day out which were relaxed and chilled.
Skrevet 1. september 2020
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Felixstowe2016
Felixstowe, UK4 611 bidrag
nov. 2019
Along the East coast of the UK, there were originally 29 Martello towers built, between 1808 and 1812. These towers stretched between St Osyth in Essex and Aldeburgh in Suffolk, and originally there were 11 in Essex and 18 in Suffolk.

Between 1804 and 1812 the British authorities built a chain of towers based on the original Mortella tower to defend the south and east coast of England, Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey to guard against possible invasion from France, then under the rule of the Emperor Napoleon. A total of 103 Martello towers were built in England, set at regular intervals along the coast from Seaford, Sussex, to Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Most were constructed under the direction of General William Twiss (1745–1827) and a Captain Ford. The northern-most tower at Aldeburgh is of quatrefoil design, i.e. four in one.
Included in the scheme were three much larger circular forts or redoubts that were constructed at Harwich, Dymchurch and Eastbourne; they acted as supply depots for the smaller towers as well as being powerful fortifications in their own right.

The effectiveness of Britain's Martello towers was never actually tested in combat against a Napoleonic invasion fleet. They were, however, effective in hindering smuggling. After the threat had passed, the Martello towers in England met a variety of fates. The Coastguard took over many to aid in the fight against smuggling.

A Martello tower at Clacton-on-Sea on the east coast of England.
Fifteen towers were demolished to enable the re-use of their masonry. The sea washed thirty away and the military destroyed four in experiments to test the effectiveness of the new rifled artillery. During the Second World War, some Martello towers returned to military service as observation platforms and firing platforms for anti-aircraft artillery.

Forty-seven Martello towers have survived in England, a few of which have been restored and transformed into museums (e.g., the tower at St Osyth and Seaford) visitor centres, and galleries (such as Jaywick Martello Tower). Some are privately owned or are private residences, The remainder are derelict. A survey of the East Coast towers in 2007 found of the 17 remaining, most were in a reasonable condition.

Many remaining Martello Towers are now Listed Buildings.
Skrevet 10. november 2019
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Ian P
19 bidrag
mar. 2018 • Alene
Felixstowe from a different perspective , some times you need to see a place from a new perspective to appreciate its beauty.
Skrevet 20. mars 2018
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Ray P
Ipswich, UK939 bidrag
jan. 2018 • Par
Dotted along the coast as war-time fortifications to repel invading forces these exist in a varying degree of conditions from almost derelict to converted holiday homes. The walk along the cliff top and adjacent to the golf course will provide you with both extremes. Great walk and some history to boot.
Skrevet 29. januar 2018
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wanderingdubyas
Stockport, UK569 bidrag
nov. 2017 • Par
We come to Suffolk to walk the coast paths, beaches and riverside paths. The Martello towers bring walks alive with their historical atmosphere, and they show how far you've walked, or how far you still have to go! The walk from Felixstowe to Felixstowe Ferry is one of our favourites, and there are two towers, a derelict one on the golf course, and a lived-in one close to the Ferry. This latter one makes a popular short walk, along the sea wall after a meal or drinks at the café or pub in Felixstowe Ferry, watching the swirling currents, or the birds on the sandbanks. After the occupied Martello tower, it seems quite a long way to the next one, so it gives an excuse to turn back!
Some say they're boring and irrelevant, perhaps that's a symptom of our modern media-entertained society, but just imagine Tony Robinson popping up and giving you a lively explanation of their importance from Napoleonic to WW II times.
Skrevet 3. november 2017
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Vic R
15 bidrag
mar. 2016 • Par
have been here many this place times love this place nice piece of history well worth the visit will go there again
Skrevet 16. november 2016
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Felixstowe2016
Felixstowe, UK4 611 bidrag
nov. 2016 • Par
Between 1804 and 1812 eight Martello Towers were built on our shores to repel Napoleonic invasion. These squat, ovoid-shaped brick-built towers were immensely strong and were modelled on a gun tower at Martella in Corsica. Today a few left in Felixstowe.
Skrevet 4. november 2016
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Sandra C
Cambridge, UK45 bidrag
okt. 2016 • Familie
well worth walking along and reading the information boards. The tower has an interesting history and is along a nice walk with a coffee booth and toilets at the end.
Skrevet 9. oktober 2016
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Orbslos
Torquay, UK562 bidrag
sep. 2016
We are visiting friends in Ipswich and thought it would be a good idea to have a walk before lunch. The towers are certainly imposing,and indeed quite an achievement in the build.
Skrevet 8. september 2016
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