Places to visit in Essex with military connections

Essex has been an important military base for many years given its proximity to the capital cities of Colchester and London and in later year due to vulnerabily from potential invaders in Holland, France and Germany.

Coalhouse Fort

One of the pleasures of history is to actually visit sites which are connected to our history and Essex has many such sites that are still standing for us to enjoy.

Most are open to the public but all can be viewed from the perimeter.

Click on the names below for more details.

Bradwell Bay Airfield , Bradwell on Sea

Carver Barracks, Debden

Colchester Garrison, Colchester

CoalHouse Fort, East Tilbury

Essex Regiment Chapel, Great Warley

Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford

North Essex Martello Towers , Tendring area

Shoebury Artillery Garrison, Southend on Sea

Stow Maries WW1 Aerodrome , Stow Maries

Tilbury Fort ,Tilbury

Two Forts Walk, Tilbury

Warley Barracks , Brentwood

World War Two Pillboxes , Essex Wide