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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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Tunnel Tours

We had a great tour of the tunnel by our guide Bryan on Father's Day. He adjusted the content of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
charlotte a
via mobile
Very pleasant visit

Enjoyed my visit the cafe was a really pleasent place very kind lovely people working there the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
b0bbie123
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tunnel tour” (39 reviews)
“ghost hunt” (7 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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+44 1634 847747
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"tunnel tour"
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"ghost hunt"
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"military history"
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"fright night"
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"lots of interesting information"
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"love history"
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"naval memorial"
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"great place to visit"
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"well worth the visit"
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"picnic area"
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"interesting visit"
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"birthday party"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour of the tunnel by our guide Bryan on Father's Day. He adjusted the content of his talk as he got to know the group (adding in ghostly tales to keep our teens alert) and was knowledgeable and interesting. After about...More

Thank charlotte a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed my visit the cafe was a really pleasent place very kind lovely people working there the young fella knew what he was doing and very polite I couldn't have done better myself. I will 100% be visiting again. You must be proud having such...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone mentioned before this place is very nostalgic esp if you were taken here on a school trip.

Thank Brian G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to play in this place as a lad with my friends, so going back to see what they have done was on my list of places to visit, I last visited Fort Amhust 30 years ago with my children so there was a...More

Thank Kenneth B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a group of friends for a few years now and I love the place. All the actors are volunteers and the performances show that. The set design is amazing given the amount of time they have to build it and take it down....More

Thank KevinHall86
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and very interesting tour of the tunnels. Tour guide Damian was very knowledgeable and talked us through the history of the fort.

1  Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Been here lots over the years and it keeps improving! Great way to spend a day. The cafe is great, and the tunnels and grounds are stunning. It's run mostly by volunteers from many walks of life.

1  Thank kieranmiguel
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We went along today for the guided tour at 2. What a fabulous way to spend an hour and a half! We learnt so much and it only cost £5 each. Would thoroughly recommend.

1  Thank Sarahk1973
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I had my boys soldiers theme birthday party at Fort Amherst and I can say that it was the best party. The canteen was very good and the food was fab and freshly made. The kids enjoyed all of the two hours they were there....More

Thank jamuka2001
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I've been wanting to visit here for a while, but had never got round to it until today. The tunnel tour was very interesting and our guide was fun, knowledgeable and engaging, it wasn't just read for a script and move on like some places...More

Thank rebz1000
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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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