Martello Towers were built around the Irish and English coasts between 1804 and 1812 to guard against Napoleonic Invasion.

The Martello Tower at Magilligan was built in 1812 together with another at Greencastle on the Donegal Coast, commanded the strategically important entrance to Lough Foyle. No dogs allowed in the Tower.

Meet the early 19th century artilleryman as he patrols the tower and explains the importance of this strategic lookout post and his role in keeping the big guns ready. See the uniforms, field kit and hand weapons of the Napoleonic soldier.


Opening Times

Sat: 10.00 – 16.00

Sun: 10.00 – 16.00