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Naze Tower

Old Hall Ln, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
12 Old Hall Lane Walton on the Naze England CO14 8LJ GB

This historic 86ft octagonal tower, dramatically situated on an attractive stretch of coastline, was constructed in 1720 as a navigational mark to aid shipping.

Climb up the 111-step spiral staircase to the roof viewing platform and witness spectacular panoramic views of the beach and cliffs. On clear days you can see up to 30 miles away and what you see up there changes daily and even hourly with the tides and the weather. The may be steep but it is worth the climb, but don’t forget to bring your binoculars.

The tower also has a museum where you will learn all about the history of this impressive landmark as well as information on the ecology and geology of the Naze. It also has an art gallery which holds three exhibitions a year. Up-and-coming artists exhibit their artwork which is often inspired by the local area, the coastline and Naze Tower itself.

Interestingly, the Naze cliffs are designated a Site of Special Interest due to their geology. They are also popular with fossil hunters as the cliffs are rich in fossils that are up to 55 million years old.

Facilities: Wheelchair access up ramp only to ground floor reception, shop and tea room counter.

Opening Times: From the beginning of April to the beginning of November from 10am to 5pm every day (apart from Fridays during term time)

Costs:
£3 adult
£2.50 seniors & students
£2 child: 4-15yrs
Under 4’s free
£8 Family: 2 adults & up to 4 children

Free Admission to Tea Rooms in the Tower