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Fort Amherst

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Trust me when i say this place is amazing. Its full of history and ive never been to a more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larkfield, United Kingdom
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Fort amherst

Amazing,was a lovely place to visit the scenery was outstanding and overall just a lovely place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trust me when i say this place is amazing. Its full of history and ive never been to a more interesting place. And if that isn't enough they do the best halloween! And other events in the tunnels througout the year. 100% recommend!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing,was a lovely place to visit the scenery was outstanding and overall just a lovely place to visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to be scared out of your mind and be apart of A yearly tradition that started it all off and put the scare in scare attraction then you need to visit Fort Amherst Halloween Horrors. Currently under new management by some of...More

3  Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip here, our guide was really knowledgable and enthusiastic. Wrap up before you go, it’s pretty cold in the tunnels! Very good value for money and a nice little cafe there too.

1  Thank carolw007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived and noticed that there was a charge for parking and to pay in the cafe, however it was explained that there was a charge but only if you left your car there and walked out the gate elsewhere. We then enquired about tickets...More

Thank Norseman32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked to attend the Pirate day as a treat for my grandson in August which was cancelled so we were booked on the next one. Wish we hadn't bothered. It wasn't even organised chaos it was just chaos. No one knew what they were...More

1  Thank Jill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a brilliant time at Amherst fort on Wednesday! We had a little wait, so we wandered around the site for a while and then went in and had a coffee. The lady behind the counter was friendly and chatty. Then came the...More

2  Thank TheRoamingWombles
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Has own parking Has a small cafe A big area to walk around but lots of areas closed to public or unaccessible with not much to do Staff have a limited knowledge of the sites history. There's more info on first page of Wikipedia. Not...More

Thank randallk71
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

4  Thank fredsmith458
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

1  Thank Anne R
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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
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