Bembridge Fort and Downs

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. Bembridge Fort remains closed.

An unrestored Victorian fort set on dramatic chalk cliffs and open downland with coastal views

Bembridge Fort and Downs

History

A green dome which is part of an Allan Williams turret from Bembridge Fort on the Isle of Wight

The history of Bembridge Fort

Built at a considerable cost for a non-existent invasion, but called into action in both World Wars, and then left abandoned, Bembridge Fort has had a varied past.

Walkers walking up Culver

The Yarborough Monument 

How does the name Yarborough link to the tallest monument on the Isle of Wight at Culver Down to Newtown and a game of bridge? Discover more about this grand memorial near Bembridge and Culver Downs.