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Address: Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 847747
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An interesting outing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Just been on the after hours candle lit tour. Fantastic experience of exploring the tunnels by candlelight, meeting different characters from history. Really recommend to anyone, if you love history or not, this has something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The events that they put on here are wonderful. I would recommend them to anyone. Their fright nights at Halloween are very good and well worth going to. I have also been to a traditional washal ceremony (waking of the orchards) and this was truly divine with a real original feel to everything they caves are a must see also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We had been meaning to visit the fort for a while. Living in medway and driving past it all the time the time slips past and you forget it's even there as a viable option to occupy your time. On the first Sunday in March we decided to take the plunge and go and visit. Not being a keen historian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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