Your guide to Martello Towers in the UK and throughout the world.

About Us

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Martello Towers aims to be a comprehensive guide to Martello Towers throughout the world, from why they were built, how they were built, where they built and where they are today.

Martello Towers 

    • adheres to the values of openness, transparency, accountability, and trust in all its operations
    • is completely independent and run voluntarily on a non-commercial, not-for-profit basis
    • does not accept standard paid advertising
    • uses a variety of different sources for the information it provides and makes every attempt to ensure there is no copyright infringement(s)

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The Editor would like to acknowledge English Heritage and Wikipedia for providing much of the source information for this website.
He would also like to acknowledge the help given by:

  1. By PHGCOM - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
  2. Marie-Christine
  3. VSL Travel
  4. Ireland's National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
  5. Mike Hill, Kingston, Ontario Canada
  6. Terry Burton


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