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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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lunch with grandchildren

Lovely, lovely staff, Happy to help with food for children. I explained I was on the Slimming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaz M
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Boxley, null, United Kingdom
Small park and a nice tunnel tour

The free park is not to big but good enough for a half hour walk. The tunnel tour is interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sven H
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“ghost hunt” (6 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, lovely staff, Happy to help with food for children. I explained I was on the Slimming World programme and wanted toast with no spread with my scrambled eggs, this wasn't an issue, only wanted tap water to drink as I'd had my milk allowance...More

1  Thank Kaz M
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and are very pleased that you discovered how much there is to see and do at Fort Amherst. Thanks to our many dedicated volunteers we are able to keep the grounds open to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The free park is not to big but good enough for a half hour walk. The tunnel tour is interesting with a good guide (there is a entry fee for that tour). The only downside is that there is a limited number of tours. It...More

Thank Sven H
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor, It's good to know that you discovered how much there is to see and do at Fort Amherst and we appreciate your review. We're are glad you enjoyed your tour which is run by volunteers who help us to raise the money required...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd been meaning to visit ever since we went to the nearby Royal Dockyard. The site is huge, but the main tunnel tour starts from near to the car park (free if visiting the tunnels). There's a number of interesting things to see, as well...More

Thank Antony B
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review. We hope you’ll return again to visit the café, enjoy a picnic, or try one of our many events held here throughout the year. Yours sincerely, Fort Amherst

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A jolly good follow-up to seeing the amazing Navy Cenotaph next door. Fine walkways. And cannons. Plenty for the imagination.More

Thank basilhoward
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for reviewing Fort Amherst and for your kind words regarding our site. Your support helps us keep the grounds open to the public free of charge. We hope to see you again soon at one of our many events. Yours sincerely,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Fort Amherst. The tour was very informative and gave us an insight into the history of the tunnels and what has taken place there over the years. The children enjoyed exploring the grounds.

Thank kirstiem317
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your feedback, and for your kind words about Fort Amherst. We appreciate you taking the time to review our attraction and hope to see you again soon - perhaps at one of our many events! Yours sincerely, Fort Amherst

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just got back from a very enjoyable 2 hours of my grandsons 7th birthday party at Fort Amherst where they were dressed as soldiers, put through their paces and taken into the tunnels for drills with a mock battle to finish. The volunteer...More

Thank Maria Gordon P
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, We appreciate you taking the time to review your Grandson's birthday at Fort Amherst - we are glad you all had a good time with us. We will pass on your kind comments as our staff and volunteers work hard to keep this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today for the 1940s event, very cheap entrance price - I would have happily paid double. Stalls, BBQ, Medway Lindy Hoppers, 1940s style singers and the Military Wives Choir - all for only £3. Did a tour of the tunnels and learned about the...More

1  Thank fairytre
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our Spring Fair and your tour through our tunnels - we will pass your compliments on to the many volunteers who help us keep our prices to a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

brill day out, suitable for all the family. great staff and brilliant history and a must for all those interested in the history of the area

1  Thank michael b
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review, and for your kind words. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again. Yours sincerely, Fort Amherst

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to the Fort was lovely.We were lucky with the weather as it was a nice sunny day.Lovely grounds & lots of walking which was quite steep in some parts but well worth the effort as great views at the top. Lots of interesting...More

1  Thank Maureen J
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and will pass your comments on to our volunteers who will be very pleased to know they helped you make the most of a sunny day at Fort Amherst. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

When you have an attraction on your door step, you always think I will go there one day, well our one day was Saturday and ow how I wished I had gone there before now. Bill our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, my grandson...More

1  Thank Julia B
FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for recommending our attraction. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with Bill too! We will make sure he knows that he contributed to your visit. Maybe we'll see you again soon! Yours sincerely, Fort Amherst

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Serena H
Hi, I am about to take part in an overnight stay/ghost hunt adventure at your beautiful Fort Amherst. Is there anybody in particular I should 'talk to', anybody who might like a friendly hello whilst I am wondering about in the dark? I would like to present myself in a friendly manner, rather than "here we are, dare you to scare me", kind of thing. It isn't their fault that they have not yet found rest... Any advice gratefully received :) P.s. sounds like you all do a wonderful job! Can't wait to meet some of you. Serena x
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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