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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 through the middle of the fort, I can understand the problems if you had to leave your dog in a car in this weather.
Response from FortAmherst | Property representative |
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
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 investigation.