Martello 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Whilst you are able to drive up to, and park along the causeway, visitors are advised 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.
Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location