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 www.thamesestuarypath.co.uk
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.
Tel. 01375 858489.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFSSu & BH 1000-1800 (1700 in Oct). 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 ½-hourly but with gaps. Train tickets to 'Tilbury Riverside' and 'Tilbury Stations' are valid on the bus which operates to connect with the Gravesend ferry. Operated by Ensignbus.