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Discover What’s Lurking Behind the Creaky Doors of the Fortress

19 October 2016

The Redoubt begins a whole week of frightful fun this Saturday with a half term kids trail, creepy Twilight Tours and a Halloween film screening of The Thing, complete with scary surprises.

Twilight Ghost Tours at the Redoubt Fortress


The south east’s spookiest fortress will come alive throughout half term, with a creepy quiz for little horrors to complete around the cobwebbed corridors of the 200 year old building. Along with spooky crafts to make and do, young explorers can even expect a fangtastic treat at the end.

On Halloween itself, a spine-chilling evening film screening of The Thing, will see the Redoubt transformed into an Antarctic research station. The 1982 John Carpenter sci-fi horror which stars Kurt Russell, sees a US research station greeted by an alien life force, and has become a cult classic amongst horror fans ever since.

In the evenings, Twilight Tours make a welcome return from Friday 21 October, with many tours now sold out. The hour-long frightful torchlit journey into the dark cells, corridors and caponiers will uncover some more gruesome stories, chilling tales of haunted sightings and myths and legends, complete with a historical twist.

Eastbourne Borough Council Director of Tourism & Enterprise, Phil Evans said “The Redoubt really has got some extra spook-factor this half term. Our staff and volunteers have been very busy transforming the fortress for next week with plenty of surprises, from cobwebs and spiders to an alien film set - our guests are in for a real treat!”

The Redoubt is open every day from 11am to 4pm, costing £4.50 per adult and £2.50 per child, with one free return visit per person included.

Two Twilight Tours are still available to book for 28th October (adults & teens only) and 29th October (family tour for school age and up) costing £5 per adult and £3 per child. Booking is essential and doors open at 7pm, with tours from 8 – 9pm.

‘The Thing’ film evening on 31 October costs £6 per ticket, doors open 7pm for drinks and popcorn. For more information or to book online visit or telephone 01323 410300.

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