This historic 86 foot navigational tower is now home to exhibitions, a museum, tea rooms and a panoramic viewing platform.

Standing on the coast of Walton-on-the-Naze is Naze Tower, a Grade II* listed octagonal navigation tower that’s the only building of its type and era in existence.

The tower was built in 1720 by Trinity House, a 16th century corporation that’s still in operation as a charity dedicated to the safety of shipping and seafarers. Now a visitor destination, it was originally a predecessor to the 19th century lighthouse, before being used as a signalling station in the Napoleonic wars and later as a radar tower during World War I.

Inside is a tight spiral staircase. The 111 stairs lead to exhibitions by East Anglian artists in the tower’s gallery, a museum dedicated to its history, tea rooms, and an open top viewing platform with stunning views of the Essex and Suffolk landscape.

East Anglia

Naze Tower

Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE

01255 852519


Opening times

Until 31 October
Daily 10am-5pm

Exhibitions nearby

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