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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EASTER TOURNAMENT 2016

Enjoy the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting in the heart of Leeds.

25 March 2016

Leeds

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Palmerston's Follies

Fort Nelson is one of the ‘Palmerston Forts’, commissioned in the 1860s by Lord Palmerston, who feared a French attack. By the time they were completed, however, any threat from France disappeared. The forts gained the nickname ‘Palmerston’s follies’.

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