Fort Scratchley

sights / Historic

Fort Scratchley information

Location
Newcastle , Australia
Address
Nobbys Rd
Telephone
+61 2 4974 5033
More information
www.fortscratchley.com.au
Prices
tours adult/child $15/7.50
Opening hours
10am-4pm Wed-Mon, last tour 2.30pm
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Perched above Newcastle Harbour, this fascinating military site was constructed during the Crimean War to protect the city against a feared Russian invasion. During WWII the fort returned fire on a Japanese submarine, making it the only Australian fort to have engaged in a maritime attack. Learn all about it on a guided tour of the fort and its labyrinth of underground tunnels.