Felixstowe, Suffolk, England

Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines. The current fort was built in the 18th century, and modified in the 19th century with substantial additional 19th-20th century outside batteries. Now operated by English Heritage, guided tours and audio tours of the fort are supplemented by an audio-visual presentation of the site’s history, and by guided tours of the outside batteries.


The fort is reputedly very haunted. Phenomena include the apparitions of a musketeer killed in 1667, appearing only when Britain is in peril; a Victorian artilleryman; an 18th century soldier; and a Portuguese woman named Maria who was married to a former paymaster sergeant. Richard Jones provides accounts as to their individual backgrounds.

View Point Road,



IP11 3TW.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Felixstowe is a seaside town in Suffolk, England.

It is located between the River Orwell and River Deben on the North Sea coast.

Pictured left is Landguard Fort courtesy of Bob Jones. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.