Parks and countryside
The Fort protected London’s seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War. Henry VIII built the Fort, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada. The present Fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks. The land surrounding the site is scrub land with a creek running through the site and Horses grazing on the land.