Travel to the Redoubt Fortress

Getting to the Redoubt Fortress

The Redoubt Fortress offers fantastic seaviews with a prominent position on Eastbourne seafront, plus free on-street parking close by.

Here's our guide to getting to the Fortress.

Redoubt Fortress entrance gates

By Car

From the A22, A27 & A259 (east)

Follow signs to Eastbourne seafront. At the large seafront roundabout (Sovereign Centre) turn right and continue for 3/4 mile. The Redoubt is located on the left after Treasure Island car park and bowling greens.

From the A259 (west)

Follow signs to Eastbourne seafront to the Pier, continue past the Pier for another 1/2 mile and the Redoubt is located on the right after the Pavilion.


Sat Nav Post Code BN22 7AQ

Road number B2106

AA Route Planner

Car Parking

Free on-street parking is available on Royal Parade, or a Pay & Display car park is nearby at Treasure Island. There are also 3 disabled parking bays on Royal Parade.

Pay & Display Car Parks

On Foot

Celestial Navigation Globe

From the Prom

The Redoubt Fortress is situated by the beach on Eastbourne's seafront promenade just a short stroll from the Pier (1/2 mile east of the Pier).  



From Royal Parade

Access the Fortress from the drawbridge on Royal Parade, with direct access onto the Gun Platform.  Please note there are a large number of steps from here down to the parade ground.




Redoubt Fortress model

Stairclimber Access

Due to the historical nature of the building, access to the museum and parade ground is via stairs from Royal Parade or the promenade.  

The gun platform can be accessed via Royal Parade (without steps).

Disabled Parking

There are 3 disabled parking bays in Royal Parade.


By Rail

Southern Railway services run into Eastbourne with up to 3 trains per hour from London Victoria, plus services from Lewes, Brighton, Hastings and Ashford International.

By Bus

Stagecoach Buses 1, 1A, IX, the Loop, and 55 all stop on Seaside Road, just a 10 minute walk away. Bus 99 stops on Royal Parade close to the Fortress.

Dotto Train

Pick up the seafront Dotto land train at various points along the seafront for an enjoyable trip along the seafront, stopping just outside the Redoubt Fortress.

Did You Know?

The Redoubt is surrounded by a Glacis (earth slope) designed to protect the building from gunfire.

Visit Eastbourne

More Info from VisitEastbourne


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