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Address: Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 847747
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice walk and views. Tour available but we did our own thing. Plenty info as you walk around. You can reach naval monument further along path too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great attraction filled with masses of history. Have had experience of Halloween tours also, and enjoyed very much. Great views can also be seen from the higher points. Am perhaps a little biased, there is a tree planted in memory of my grandfather, who was a prominent part of the reenactments some time ago. Many a fond memory spent... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Interesting tunnels (do not go on a guided night tour - over rated!) I have been many times and always find something different each time. Halloween is FANTASTIC.

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice walk and views. Tour available but we did our own thing. Plenty info as you walk around. You can reach naval monument further along path too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Brought a friend who is a keen historian and had travelled from America to see Medway. Arrived at about 12:30 on a Saturday to be 'greeted' by a volunteer who exclaimed "we're shut" and slammed the gate. Volunteers were sat around eating. Apparently the only way you can visit is by organised tour. Staff/volunteers gave the impression that visitors are... More 

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FortAmherst, Public Relations Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your feedback although we are obviously very disappointed to learn that you were unable to view the tunnels or grounds, especially with your friend having travelled so far. As is clearly stated on our website, the Tunnels are only open for guided tours twice daily at 11.00 and 14.00 and these tours help to generate... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After my disappointing visit and review in February a Trustee contacted me and invited me back to the Fort. Unfortunately I'm not able to amend my previous review here but I felt it important to share the great experience I had. I was offered a more than 3 hours long behind the scenes tour. My host shared the fascinating history... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

From the front it looks small but once you start walking around it turns out to be quite big. Once at the top you get a good view over Chatham and the Medway. They do a tunnel tour but we missed it, that would of made it more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here easter Saturday, was free to look around the grounds and fairly inexpensive to have a tour of the tunnels. Also there was a Easter trail which made this a fairly good and cheap day out. Not much around the grounds so If it wasn't for the Easter trail and the tunnel tour probably would have only been here... More 

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chesterfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

First impressions of the fort from the main entrance are not exciting. There's a little cafe and a picnic area and it all looks very informal. Entrance to the tunnels is by guided tour and this is when the fun starts. There are miles of them and their history spans many centuries right up to the second world war. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was really nice to see the memorial erected for those who sacrificed their lives in the war. It was a rainy day and we didn't stay very long but it was interesting to see the guns and ammunition left from those hard days.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fort Amherst is a great to visit, most the area is free but there is a fee if you wish to go into the tunnels.In the tunnels you get a guided tour with lots of facts and info.Outside you can walk around the grounds free of charge with also has a cafe and visitor centre or take a picnic and... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Amherst

Address: Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 847747
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chatham
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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