three visitors in the How was Fort Nelson built gallery

Building the Fort

Discover how the Fort was built with this interactive picture.

Please allow a few moments for it to load. Parts of the image can be clicked to find out more information, you can also zoom into the image and drag it around for a more detailed look.

Of course the best view of all is to be found at Fort Nelson itself, so why not come and explore the rest of this amazing fort. Admission is free!

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Did you know?

No rust for the wicked

Wrought iron does not rust as quickly as cast iron. At Fort Nelson the Boxted Bombard, a large medieval cannon made of wrought iron is still in good condition despite being left outdoors and unprotected for hundreds of years.

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