Grey Point Fort is situated in Helen’s Bay, Crawfordsburn and offers stunning views of the area. The purpose of the fort was to protect the mouth of the Belfast Lough from enemy invasion.
Today a fascinating military museum can be found here, which houses a most unusual hands-on experience. The museum exhibits collections such as weapon, uniform, radio, medal and photographic and is run by volunteers.
In 1957 Grey Point’s two guns were sold for scrap after the disbanding of the coastal artillery.
In 1992 a 12ft by six inch diameter naval gun was installed as the Centrepiece. It was brought from Spike Island in Cork Harbour which also had a defensive fort.
Visitors of all ages are welcome at this great family attraction in Northern Ireland.
Grey Point Fort
10.00 to 16.00, Saturday & Sunday only
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Café opens 09.00 to 16.00 daily
Visitor centre & Toilet facilities 10.00 to 16.00 daily
Admission Prices 2018:
Free parking at Helen’s Bay Car Park, open in line with the opening times of Crawfordsburn Country Park
Helen’s Bay, Co. Down
Pedestrians can access Grey Point Fort via the North Down Coastal Path; a good starting point for this walk is the Visitors’ Centre at Crawfordsburn Country Park
Bridge Road South, Helen’s Bay, Co. Down, BT19 1LD, Northern Ireland
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