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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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Mr Paul Harris

Informative and helpful guide who gave an insight into the history of the site and in particular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paulharris750
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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A walk with a view

stroll around the grounds of fort Amherst with views across the river Medway. From here you can see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy C
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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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“tunnel tour” (29 reviews)
“ghost hunt” (6 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great day we had here. We arrived well before the 2 o'clock tour down the tunnels so we walked along the top of the fort for what seemed miles! This in itself was really interesting with information at certain points. The view from...More

Thank IntrepidExplorers123
FortAmherst, Front Office Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi IntrepidExplorers123, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed both the site and the tunnel tour. We hope that you will return at Halloween, it really is an experience that you won't forget. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing fortification. Excellent tour guides. We went round as part of a large group which ended up with a BBQ. An excellent evening visit coupled with good food. A brilliant event and location.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Halloween nights are excellent and so are the ghost tours which can be attended at any time throughout the year. The history you get alongside the ghost stories is also interesting. I would definitely recommend. It is a really cool place.

Thank Kaylie T
FortAmherst, Front Office Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kaylie T, Thank you for leaving this review. We look forward to seeing you during the Halloween event. Regards Fort Amherst

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Lovely, lovely staff, Happy to help with food for children. I explained I was on the Slimming World programme and wanted toast with no spread with my scrambled eggs, this wasn't an issue, only wanted tap water to drink as I'd had my milk allowance...More

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FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Dear Visitor, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and are very pleased that you discovered how much there is to see and do at Fort Amherst. Thanks to our many dedicated volunteers we are able to keep the grounds open to...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

The free park is not to big but good enough for a half hour walk. The tunnel tour is interesting with a good guide (there is a entry fee for that tour). The only downside is that there is a limited number of tours. It...More

Thank Sven H
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Dear Visitor, It's good to know that you discovered how much there is to see and do at Fort Amherst and we appreciate your review. We're are glad you enjoyed your tour which is run by volunteers who help us to raise the money required...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We'd been meaning to visit ever since we went to the nearby Royal Dockyard. The site is huge, but the main tunnel tour starts from near to the car park (free if visiting the tunnels). There's a number of interesting things to see, as well...More

Thank Antony B
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review. We hope you’ll return again to visit the café, enjoy a picnic, or try one of our many events held here throughout the year. Yours sincerely, Fort Amherst

Reviewed 30 May 2017

A jolly good follow-up to seeing the amazing Navy Cenotaph next door. Fine walkways. And cannons. Plenty for the imagination.More

Thank basilhoward
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for reviewing Fort Amherst and for your kind words regarding our site. Your support helps us keep the grounds open to the public free of charge. We hope to see you again soon at one of our many events. Yours sincerely,...More

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Serena H
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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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