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Fort Amherst

Address: Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 847747
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Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Chatham
Type: Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
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
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What a lovely experience! We originally wanted to see the Maritime Museum but that was closed so we went on to Fort Amherst -and what a welcome! From the moment we entered the cafe, which quite full and we soon realised why, we felt a really warm welcome fully of good intention. The food was excellent and reasonably priced and... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our guide was a joy, both knowledgeable and interesting. The construction of the brickwork in the tunnels is awe inspiring. An historic treat and a wonderful experience. Highly recommended !

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My kids absolutely loved the tour we had, the guide was very knowledgeable and didn't mind the questions from young and old. So glad we went, and got a look at how things were.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I booked a Tunnel Tour starting at 2pm and bought my ticket earlier on the day at the shop. At 2pm the guide was nowhere and I was told at the shop that he might be just doing some shopping that made him running late or might not turn up at all. I found this sort of approach ridiculous and... More 

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

Dear Máté, Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to our attention. It is appreciated as if we do not know of such incidences, we are of course unable to address them. Firstly, whilst I completely understand that other peoples' enjoyment of Fort Amherst in no way alters the fact that you were disappointed - I would... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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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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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