"Perch Rock Fort (2)" New Brighton Things to Do Tip by sandysmith

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  Perch Rock Fort
by sandysmith

The Fort was decommissioned in 1954 and sold to a private individual. Since then it has passed through several hands and was finally left derelict. In 1976 the vandalise shell was purchased by a Mr. Norman Kingham and the task of restoration commenced.

It is perhaps the most important coastal defense Battery in the North West of England. unique because the fabric still preserves elements of it's constant modifications and improvements and has Grade 2 star listing.

The Fort and Museum is OPEN all year, from 12.00 noon until dusk at the weekends, times may alter slightly in the winter months, for further information telephone 0151 630 2707 - admission price is 1.50 for adults.
A tea room is available for tea, coffee and light snacks. Within the tea room there is a photography collection of the "Blue Funnel" shipping line and old "New Brighton". It is worth a short visit and includes interesting artifacts such as a four seater toilet for those VT members who have to know about loos! - unfortunately this artifact is not on display at the moment.

This view of the fort is taken looking back from the Tower Promenade.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 2, 2003
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