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Grey Point Fort

Fort Road, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1PU
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Grey Point Fort is one of the best preserved early 20th century coastal forts anywhere in the British Isles.

Situated in Helen's Bay, Grey Point Fort hosts a number of special commemorative events during the year.

The Fort was completed in 1907 with at its heart two massive 6 inch diameter guns which commanded the entrance to Belfast Lough. While a key part of Belfast’s defences against naval attack, it proved of limited value during the German air attacks on the city in 1941. There are still two magnificent 23 feet long guns.

Visitors can also see the original observation post and three searchlight positions. 

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Directions from Town:From the Belfast to Bangor A2 road. Turn left onto the Craigdarragh Road, signposted Helen’s Bay. Follow the Craigdarragh Road for a mile and a half and turn left onto the “Grey Point” road which leads directly on to “The Fort” road. Grey Point Fort is located at the end of “The Fort”. Pedestrians can also 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.

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