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Fort Perch Rock

Defending Merseyside's Heritage since 1829



Fort Perch Rock is a coastal defence battery built between 1825 and 1829 to protect the Port of Liverpool. The Fort is now home to a number of permanent maritime and aviation based museum displays, frequent guest exhibitions and cultural events.

Guided Tours

Take a 2-hour guided tour and learn all about the history of the fort, including its secrets hidden within the 15 ft. thick sandstone walls.



"The Gibraltar of the River Mersey"

- Neil K (via Tripadvisor)

Upcoming Events

The Fort plays host to cultural events throughout the year. Take a look at our events dairy and plan your visit.


Escape The Fort

Fort Perch Rock is also home to World War Two themed Escape Rooms, open 7 days a week.

Advance booking is essential.


The Mess


The Mess cafe is open 7 days a week from 10am until 4pm weekdays, 10am until 11.30pm Saturdays and 10am until 5pm Sundays.

Relax and unwind in the Officers' mess of this stunning 200-year old fort. Take a seat next to the log fire and indulge in the finest tea and coffee, daily fresh cakes and a selection of paninis and authentic Italian pizza.

Follow The Mess Facebook page for a whole programme of events including music, poetry and comedy.

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