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Fort Amherst

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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We had such a brilliant time at Amherst fort on Wednesday! We had a little wait, so we wandered... read more

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Has own parking Has a small cafe A big area to walk around but lots of areas closed to public or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kent, 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...more
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Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 9 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
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Thank jblood75
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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
Reviewed 5 August 2018 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
Reviewed 4 August 2018 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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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
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