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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
01634847747
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Chatham
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited last August as a cheap family day out. We took a picnic with us to eat on the great lines and booked a tour. We arrived at 11am and didn't leave until we realise the car park was locking up. I LOVE history and visited here a lot on school trips as a child so wanted to bring... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited this site by chance on our way to The Historic Dockyard. I am sorry that I had not researched it before our visit. It is a very interesting place and although our guide was very welcoming and imparted some knowledge, I felt that I did not really understand the historical significance of the fort. I should have perhaps... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our first visit to this attraction, we were given a warm welcome and experienced an informative and entertaining tour of the underground tunnels. The grounds are spacious and peaceful with excellent views of the river, dockyard and surrounding area. We had a lovely picnic and then climbed the hill to the impressive naval war memorial on the great lines.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had lunch here and was extremely disappointed by the food. I ordered a BLT which came out cold with hair inside the sandwich. Not impressed...

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A bit of history in Chatham. This seems to be run as a charity with volunteers. Shame it is not bigged up and sold as a much more touristy visit. Very historic and guided tours available. Volunteers do the tours and I feel they should be paid, but the tour price is only a few pounds. There is now a... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Wasn't sure how to start the tour even though we bought a guidebook. Bought tickets for the tunnel tour but could have done with some information forthcoming from the girl who sold us the tickets, think she must have had her tongue cut out because she didn't utter a word. Even when we bought drinks there was no real customer... More

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

Dear Christine, Thank you for reviewing Fort Amherst, and for judging us on our attraction rather than the service you experienced on this occasion. We appreciate your 5 star rating, but are still grateful for you bringing the less positive aspects of your visit to our attention. With this feedback, we can investigate the situation and pass the information on... More

Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Just got back from the tour of Fort Amherst and we was very impressed with the guide and his knowledge of the Fort. A very interesting afternoon.x

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We booked for a 90 minutes guided tour that unfortunately only lasted 45 minutes. We felt a little short-changed there. What made it worse was that our guide, an extremely scruffy man, had a very unpleasant and strong body odour which worsened when he leant close to people, which he did quite often. The walk round the site before the... More

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FortAmherst, Manager at Fort Amherst, responded to this review

Dear Phil, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We certainly appreciate the feedback and I can promise you that the information has been passed on to our volunteer coordinator for investigation. As you rightly say, the tours are conducted by volunteers giving their time for free, and for that we are very grateful. However, this in no way... More

Chatham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've got to share with you the amazing experience that is the Halloween Horrors. We went along last night and had a truly horrifying but exceptionally fun evening. The tours are so well put together, costumes and make up is quite brilliant. My 15 year old daughter was in horror heaven. We jumped and screamed out of skins. Even my... More

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Llanidloes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Well organised with informative guided tour. Good café. Staff at this place very enthusiastic. I am claustrophobic so felt apprehensive once underground but really pleased I made it through it was worth quite an experience.

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