Martello Tower Open Days

Aldeburgh, Suffolk


Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019 - 10am to 4pm


PLEASE NOTE: The causeway leading to the Martello was badly damaged in recent storms. Therefore, visitors are asked to park in the town carparks and walk to the tower. Pedestrian access to the tower is via the roadway to the Yacht Club, approx one mile and is not suitable for those with limited mobility, pushchairs etc. Please follow the marked route when visiting. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


No booking required

Martello TowerMartello Tower is the largest and most northerly of the chain of towers built by the Board of Ordnance against invasion by Napoleon. Built in the shape of a quatrefoil for four heavy guns, nearly a million bricks were used in its construction. It stands at the root of the Orford Ness peninsula, between the River Alde and the sea, a few hundred yards from Aldeburgh. Here you may live with the sea, the wind and rain sometimes, and Aldeburgh at just the right distance.

The Landmark Trust are opening this building in association with Heritage Open Days.

Parking is in the main town carparks.

Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5.30pm and Sat - 9am to 1pm.