Hackness Martello Tower and Battery



Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


The loose gravel car park is level.

Approach to site

The tower is about 15m from the car park across a road and grassed area.

The visitor centre is a further 200m down a gravel road (with cattle grid) and across a grassed area.

Visitor centre

The visitor centre is in the barracks. There is a slight threshold into the building, but it is then level inside.


The tower is reached via a set of very narrow and steep metal steps (with handrail).

Inside are a basement level and upper level, both of which are reached via a narrow stone staircase.

Access to the top of the tower is via a metal ladder (with handrail).

Entry to the barracks is over a small threshold. The interior is on the level.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Hackness Tower and Battery, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.


The nearest public toilets are at Longhope Pier.

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Opening times

Please note, the site is currently closed for maintenance works.

1 Apr to 30 Sept: Mon to Thur, Guided tours at 10.15am, 12 noon and 2.30pm. 

1 Oct to 31 Mar

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