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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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We absolutely loved our tour round Fort Amherst- our guide Bill was incredible- spirited, fun and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile

Have been going to the Halloween event at the fort for the last 3 years with a group of friends... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Miles L
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tunnel tour” (34 reviews)
“ghost hunt” (7 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our tour round Fort Amherst- our guide Bill was incredible- spirited, fun and extremely knowledgeable. Our two children, who are 5 and 7, listened intently to all he had to say, and talked about it all evening. It was amazing to see...More

Thank GeorginaLB
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Have been going to the Halloween event at the fort for the last 3 years with a group of friends and every year it seems to get worse. Shorter tour lengths but the price seems to increase. When our tour began i thought things where...More

1  Thank Miles L
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Just returned from doing the adults Halloween event and think everyone should be made aware of how bad this was and a complete waste of money. It's so aggressive and you are pulled soaked and licked I was also told by an actor he was...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Four of us went last night it was absolutely amazing from start to finish, took about an hour. We've been to one in London and new york but they weren't a patch on fort amherst From the security at the beginning the organisation, make up...More

Thank lhearn2017
Reviewed 29 October 2017

An inventive, imaginative and ingenious scare romp through a myriad of tunnels, coffins, cobwebs and zombie actors, brought to startling effect with the use of strobes, coloured dry ice smoke, falling objects and blank ammunition. This was interactive narrative theatre at its best, in which...More

Thank bishopjonathanblake
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very good evening at the horror night in October only issue I had was the group in my session seemed too large and we didn’t get in until 20 minutes after our allotted time slot. And their was one scene in a room with a...More

Thank pezianni
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I did an evening adult "Fright Night" tour at Fort Amherst on 26th October '17. In the briefing room at the start of the tour you are given a rudimentary idea of what to expect and then the fun begins! The actors and volunteers are...More

Thank Dubris
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I recently attended an excellent guided tour organised by volunteers from the Fort Amherst Trust. On this occasion the tour was led by Jenny (fort specialist and trust member) and Niall (a university War Studies graduate and local researcher). I was thoroughly impressed with their...More

1  Thank MRonaldSmith
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a really lovely place to have a coffee or even lunch - the ladies who run the café are extremely nice and helpful. There is plenty to see and tunnels to explore and always an old solider to tell a tale or two....More

Thank sunshinegirl58
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great place, I love helping out with the Halloween event, the tunnels are great and I like learning about the history of the fort.

Thank Katie A
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Serena H
6 August 2015|
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