Eastbourne's early 1800s Martello Tower, now looked after by the Wish Tower Friends volunteer group

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Martello Tower 73 – known locally as ‘The Wish Tower’ – is a Napoleonic era Martello tower located towards the Western end of Eastbourne seafront.

Explore our website to learn more about the past, present, and future of the Wish Tower, and the volunteer ‘Wish Tower Friends’ group.

About the Wish Tower Friends

The Wish Tower Friends are a group of volunteers, from Eastbourne and beyond, who want to encourage more people to visit and appreciate the Wish Tower.

Since first taking over the lease, we have successfully cleared the tower of assorted junk and subsequently conducted tours for over 10,000 people. We are working to secure funding to help preserve the building for future generations to enjoy.

Could you help?

We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to help with all aspects of our work! Please get in touch.

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