A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare, and is also used to solidify rule in a region during peacetime.
The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Read more
Newhaven Fort is a Palmerston fort built in the 19th century to defend the harbour at Newhaven, on the south coast of England. Read more
Upnor Castle, an Elizabethan artillery fort, was built for the protection of the English fleet that was docked in the Medway river. Read more
Fort Amherst was constructed in 1756 to protect the southeastern approaches to Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway against a French invasion. Read more
Explore Fort Bourtange, a fort in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built under orders of William the Silent and completed in 1593. Read more
Fort Ticonderoga is a large 18th-century star fort built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain, in New York, in the United States. Read more