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Fort Clonque

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Open to the public  Yes
Address  Alderney, GY9, Guernsey
Owner  Landmark Trust
Condition  good
Phone  +44 1628 825925
Fort Clonque
Type  British coastal defence fortress
Similar  Braye Harbour, Braye Beach Hotel, Alderney Lighthouse, Bytów Castle, Fort Albert

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Fort Clonque is a 19th-century coastal fortress in Alderney, in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It was constructed at a time when French naval power was becoming an increasing concern to the British. It is built on a rocky outcrop of land joined to the island by a causeway that can be submerged at high tide. It was manned by fifty men and fortified with up to ten guns, mostly 68-pounders, however none was ever fired in anger.

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Scenes from the film Seagulls Over Sorrento were shot at Fort Clonque in 1953.

The fort fell into disuse before being rescued by the Landmark Trust in 1966; it now provides comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to thirteen persons.

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References

Fort Clonque Wikipedia


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