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Fort Amherst

Address: Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
Phone Number: 01634847747
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Chatham
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place has been open for a while, I remember going a few years ago. Although a few seem to enjoy their time here, I found it rather boring.

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Fort Amherst, although it does sound like it has been sometime since you visited us, and much has changed here in the past few years. In fact, we are just in the process of introducing new additions to add to our existing tours and so we would... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I took part and helped in organising this event at fort Amhurst and was very proud to be part of it! much fun and laughter was had on the night starting with morris dancing we then had a ritual to wake the newly planted apple trees. then into the tunnels for story telling, short plays there was a bar and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stopped in here not really knowing what to expect. The fort is huge and you can have a good walk around and get great views over the river and town. If I was coming again, I would look at doing one of the tunnel tours.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was very lucky and felt very privileged to be able to help out and take part in the Forts very first Wassail! The revived ancient custom of waking the apple and fruit trees after the long dark winter. The fort has a number of newly planted Apple trees especially for this custom! Although still cold, the light is returning... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was in attendance at the Wassailing event and thought it was organised very well bearing in mind it was the first Wassailing at Fort Amherst. It was an enjoyable event which was well attended and it ran smoothly considering what could have occurred given the number of people who attended. It will be good and very worthwhile to attend... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Been here many times. Love to walk around and admire the views and take ohotos. The tea shop is fantastic, love their home made cakes especially bakewell tart, my dad is still talking about it

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Attended the wassail event; cost £6. Short ceremony outside in near darkness, couldn't see much, barely able to hear 'actors' as most faced away from audience and not loud enough so had no idea what was meant to be happening. Impressive but bewildering cannon and musket fire at the end. They appeared to have misjudged how many people wanted a... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Firstly, thank you for writing a review of our Wassailing event at Fort Amherst, and for attending as the funds these ventures generate go towards managing our 20 acre site which we keep open free of charge. However, we were of course disappointed to learn that the ceremony did not meet your expectations. As a charity committed to... More 

kent
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

This is somewhere as a family we have wanted to visit for a while and we found it so dull. I appreciate that its run by volunteers but honestly the tour was so uninspiring. No account was taken for making it interesting for kids. We couldn't wait for the end. Perhaps they volunteers should go to the ropery at the... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for writing a review of Fort Amherst and for taking our tunnel tour as the funds these generate go towards managing our 20 acre site. As a charity committed to the maintenance and restoration of the buildings, tunnels and grounds here, we need to allocate our resources carefully and so, as you correctly point out, our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Myself and my wife both had a great time at the forts Halloween night last month. Being a Horror writer, on the subject of fear, it seemed that the hard working staff there done an outstanding job, at giving most a real scarey evening, it has given me some great ideas on a new story. But that will have to... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We did the under 12's tour, it was sufficiently scary to make my child scream at times! Our guide was very good with the children, she gave them a code word to shout at the monsters if they wanted them to back off, and she kept the scary creatures under control so it was frightening but not overwhelming. The tunnels... More 

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