Blyth Battery is a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to defend the port of Blyth and the submarine base there during World War I, and upgraded for re-use during World War II. It is the most intact, accessible and intelligible coast defence battery on the North East and Yorkshire coast, with individual buildings and features of considerable rarity.
Blyth Battery provides a historical view of the military history of the North East coast during World War One and World War Two. The battery is staffed by very helpful, friendly volunteers and they organise a wide range of activities throughout the year, from children's activities during school holidays, wartime related exhibitions to re-enactment events.
It's a great family friendly day out with the added advantage of the chance to discover more about local history in a fun and informative way.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
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