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Bembridge Fort which sits at the top of Culver Cliff has been captured on film by a drone.

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Bembridge Fort is a fort built in the mid-1800s on the highest point of Bembridge Down close to the village of Bembridge.

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It is understood to be one of the many Palmerston Forts built around Portsmouth during the period of the Second French Empire, as a safeguard against a perceived threat of French invasion by Napoleon III.