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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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We visited Fort Amherst for a guided tour of All Areas. The site, as you would expect, is located... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlanD675
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Tunnel Tour and Fort Amherst

Visited here as a party of two adults and two small children - told when paying for guided tunnel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travell_a_lot
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Southern England
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Originally constructed during Napoleonic times in preparation for a possible invasion, Chatham's Fort Amherst was also used as a civil defence centre in both world wars. The Fort has been in a near constant state of restoration since the 1980's by the Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, a charity who works hard to manage and maintain the vast site whilst sympathetically returning its grounds and buildings to their original state to ensure Britain's largest Napoleonic Fortress can be enjoyed by all.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
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+44 1634 847747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fort Amherst for a guided tour of All Areas. The site, as you would expect, is located on a high area near to Chatham, overlooking the Rive Medway and surrounding areas. The tour first took our group of about 20 persons to the...More

Thank AlanD675
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here as a party of two adults and two small children - told when paying for guided tunnel tour young children discouraged but had to pay for 3 yr old. Granted it wasn't aimed at them and more relevance for children and those too...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative tour with lots of historic detail. Held your attention for the entire tour. Highly recommended.

Thank bertwoodhead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having played in the fort as a young boy I have seen the fort at its worst. I am pleased to say that a huge part has been restored. Most of it is free to walk around with only the tunnels a charge is made...More

1  Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bill was absolutely lovely.. made the history funny and serious... made my teenagers enjoy it too as they love history. Will defo be back for a ghost hunt. Jenny and Niel were lovely and answered questions we had.... Bill u made our morning.. xx

Thank samben30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with family consisting of 3 adults, a 6 year old, 3 year old and 2 babies in prams. The children loved their day out but we were left a little disappointed. The tunnel tour was really interesting and our guide was brilliant. He...More

Thank Hayley G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry for such a late review but once again fort amherst halloween horrors 2016 was amazing, it was very scary and very enjoyable . the actors were really good and all the different scenes were very fun and scary. I have no complaints but I...More

Thank Max B
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Informative and helpful guide who gave an insight into the history of the site and in particular how important the defences of the Medway and how the site had originally been built to prevent an overland invasion from the French which given our history with...More

Thank paulharris750
FortAmherst, Front Office Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi paulharris750, Thank you for coming to Fort Amherst, we are grateful for the kind review and glad you enjoyed the tour. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards Fort Amherst

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

stroll around the grounds of fort Amherst with views across the river Medway. From here you can see Rochester castle and cathedral- all for free. There is a charge for a tour of the napoleonic tunnels- but well worth the money. Adults and children will...More

Thank Wendy C
FortAmherst, Front Office Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Wendy C, Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed the grounds. I'm sure you will be pleased to know that the Fort is still available for wedding ceremonies, from just the ceremony to the...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We discovered this place quite by accident. But am so glad we did. We took the caves tour which was led by Bill. He was a wealth of information, humorous and could answer all the questions that were fired at him. He also took the...More

Thank Nicola D
FortAmherst, Front Office Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Nicola D, We at Fort Amherst are glad you discovered us too. Thank you for the lovely feedback about Bill, I will ensure this is passed to him and the team. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Fort Amherst

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Serena H
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Response from FortAmherst | Property representative |
Dear Serena, Thank you for your question - we would advise that you speak with your supervisor on the night as he will be best placed to answer your query. We hope you have a great evening with us and a fascinating... More
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