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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Organisations, which one can join to learn more about defence and underground structures, and take part in organised visits.

Subterranea Britannica

Kent Underground Research Group

Friends of Dover Castle

Western Heights Preservation Society

Palmerston Forts Society

Fortress Study Group

Personal websites featuring pictures and information about underground and defence sites.

Kent History Forum

Underground Kent

South Coast Martello Towers

Fort Warden Heights

Medway Lines

White Cliffs Underground

South East Defence Photos

Portsdown Tunnels

ROC Remembered

Bunker Pictures

Isle of Wight Forts & Batteries

HMS Forward - South Heighton Tunnels

Underground History

The Verne Citadel, old photos

Here are some links to the websites of underground and defence sites, which are open to the public. Please check opening times as some sites can be seasonal, or have limited opening times.

Dover Castle & Wartime Tunnels (Kent)

Stockport Air Raid Shelters (Manchester)

Newhaven Fort (East Sussex)

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe (Suffolk)

Bembridge Fort (Isle of Wight)

Fort Victoria (Isle of Wight)

Needles Batteries (Isle of Wight)

Brean Down Fort, Burnham-On-Sea (Somerset)

Hurst Castle

Fort Amerst, Chatham (Kent)

Fort Nelson, Portsmouth (Hampshire)

Southsea Castle, Portsmouth (Hampshire)

New Tavern Fort (Magazines), Gravesend (Kent)

Cabinet War Rooms (London)

Crownhill Fort, Plymouth (Devon)

Tilbury Fort (Essex)

Nothe Fort, Weymouth (Dorset)

Eastbourne Redoubt (East Sussex)

Fort Paull, Hull (Yorkshire)

Online mapping and research websites.

Bing Maps

Google Maps

National Archives

Elgin - Highly detailed Ordnance Survey mapping


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Anonymous said...

Please can I have a contact for the person that posted the photos of the fan bay tunnels and the 1941 Fan Bay crew, would love to get hold of these pics if possible

Colin G said...

I took the photos and the crew photo is a family photo, contact me at

Thanks, Colin

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