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Tilbury Town

National Rail | station code TIL

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The Thames Estuary Path starts at Tilbury Town station, passes Tilbury Fort, and then follows the Thames to Leigh-on-Sea. For maps, attractions near the Path and an app to download visit

Tilbury Fort EH 1½ miles or bus then ½ mile

Tilbury Fort is the best example of a 17th century bastioned fortress in England with most of the moats and outworks surviving. An exhibition covers the fort's role in defending London and advances in military engineering. There are good views across the Thames to Gravesend from the ramparts.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFSSu & BH 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, SSu & BH 1000-1600.
Bus 99 from station to Tilbury Riverside, Ferry Terminal, then ½ mile walk. 2 minutes journey (8 minutes return via town centre), M-S mostly ½-hourly. Train tickets to 'Tilbury Riverside' and 'Tilbury Stations' are valid on the bus which operates to connect with the Gravesend ferry. Operated by Ensignbus.

Tilbury map
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