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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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Nice tours depending on who tour guide is

well have visited this place a couple of times, the first time we had a guide call vic I believe... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
fredsmith458
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Disappointingly Poor

On a wet summers day, expecting an interesting time for us and 2 six year olds , we unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne R
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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” (39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

well have visited this place a couple of times, the first time we had a guide call vic I believe, was not impressed with this guide as he seemed to drone on and on, as well as not getting some of his historical facts right,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a wet summers day, expecting an interesting time for us and 2 six year olds , we unfortunately felt held captive in the talk of the tour, trapped for 45 mins with a guide who did little more than go on and on about...More

Thank Anne R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fort Amherst yesterday and for several reasons, we were happy to leave. In fairness, our guide was very knowledgeable but we thought the trip through the tunnels far too long. There is little to see in the tunnels and we struggled to stand...More

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up early for the tour, so Vic ran a tour just for us! It's a very interestig site - a maze of tunnels and overground works built into the hill, with lots of nooks and crannies to explore and oodles of space to...More

Thank EmmaCymru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 2 adults, a teenager and a 10 year old. Firstly we visited the cafe for a couple of reasonably priced drinks, this was ok but full of workmen from nearby building site so not lot of room. Then we had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My group was given a fascinating and entertaining tour of the tunnel system by Vic. A visit is much to be recommended

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an educational and informative tour with Eddie on a Friday afternoon. We were a small group but he held our interest giving us lot of the history of the fort. The tunnel tour was great on a hot day, excellent to cool down and...More

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been to Fort Amherst before. Thought we would give it a try today. Had 8 and 10 year old grandchildren who are difficult to please. Went on a tunnel tour that lasted almost 2 hours and was VERY cool. More importantly the guide kept...More

Thank Bob157123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my family (three kids aged 15, 13 & 8) and were pleasantly surprised by how great the tour was. We had gone there to do the kids ghost tour at 2pm but somehow ended up on the standard tunnel tour. Vick and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on the hottest day of the year with a very pregnant lady and boisterous 4year old in tow. After picnicking in the peaceful, shady picnic area, we decided on a whim, to join the tunnels tour (predominantly to get some respite from the heat)....More

2  Thank 24thmay2017
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Claire N
7 August 2018|
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Response from Kenneth B | Reviewed this property |
Like the answer above..I didn't see any notices and you had best contact the Fort staff to get an answer, however the rest of the fort is open to the public and is free to roam through as they have made a public footpath... More
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Serena H
6 August 2015|
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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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