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Guided Tour, from 8 Sep 2018, free entry


Wish Tower Friends


Kind Edwards Parade,,
East Sussex,
BN21 4EE

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep Heritage Open Days
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Sep Heritage Open Days


Step inside the Wish Tower and back in time. The Tower is one of 103 gun towers built on the south and east coasts of England to defend against a potential invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 1800s - only 43 remain.

Only two of the 43 remaining Towers are in public hands - the Wish Tower being one of them. The tower is not in perfect condition, but late in 2014 the Wish Tower Friends took on a lease from the Council to open it to the public and help maintain as best they could. Since then we’ve been staging tours and events, raising funds and doing our best to keep it dry and pleasant.
Inside the visitors can read a timeline of the Tower's history and explore from the basement up to the roof and enjoy the panoramic view. Guides will be available to talk about the original features and answer any questions.

No booking required

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Saturday 8 September: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 9 September: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 15 September: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 16 September: 10.00am - 4.00pm


Free entry


See location of The Wish Tower on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 613820  Lat: 50.76097 Long: 0.28597