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Fort Amherst

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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
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Really Great Tour, Well Worth a Visit

The volunteers have some plans to make more of the outside accessible but the real draw is the tunnel tours, with it's enigmatic tunnels and all. Bill was a very entertaining and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Dave C
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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512 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The volunteers have some plans to make more of the outside accessible but the real draw is the tunnel tours, with it's enigmatic tunnels and all. Bill was a very entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide, and the staff has done an incredible job representing the tunnel's use from Napoleonic times to WWII. Really worth a visit; do this before the... More 

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dartford
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the 11am tour and really enjoyed our visit. Our guide was Tony and he made the tour very interesting for us. We were inside for over an hour but the time seemed to go so quick. We came out at the top and went for a walk before coming back to the cafe for a lovely lunch.... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your tour with the ever-popular Tony - he is one of our volunteers who gives up his time for free to help bring this historic place to life, so he'll appreciate knowing you had fun and that you feel you learned a lot. Yours sincerely, Fort Amherst More 

London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited a number of Napoleonic War defences over the years and Fort Amherst is well up there as one of the most interesting. Fairly easy up hill walk from the town and a pleasant little café to enjoy a cupper before doing the tour of the tunnels which has a number of exhibits to see. As instructed I... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to review your Tunnel Tour. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto our guides as they are all volunteers who give up their time for free to help bring this historic place to life. They will appreciate knowing that you compare the tour favourably with the others you have taken, and... More 

South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit. Our guide Brian. Knew his stuff. There is a cafe. Which is reasonable priced. Had a meal there. Lovely. Good size meal. Friendly staff

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

Dear Visitor, We appreciate you taking the time to review Fort Amherst, and we will pass on your kind comments as our volunteers work hard to keep this important historic site open to the public free of charge, and so will be glad to hear the grounds, tour and café are all being enjoyed by our guests. Yours sincerely, Fort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place. If you are in to history ect then definitely go !! I literally just don't know what to put because it's brilliant, starts at WW2 then you end up further back in history...definitely 100% recommend!!!!

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

Dear Visitor, Many thanks for such an enthusiastic review - our volunteers will be very pleased to know Fort Amherst is being enjoyed, and that its vast history is appreciated. Please do visit us again and try one of our many upcoming events as there's something for everyone. Yours sincerely, Fort Amherst More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was very interesting and tour guide was very informative. However whilst navigating the site the tour guide was constantly interrupted by other members of staff who were messing around and even contradicting the guide with the information being provided. This spoiled the experience for us. We felt bad for the guide as he was very good, and the... More 

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

Dear Visitor, We have read your review and are of course concerned that your experience was to some extent spoilt by others. We would like to investigate this further and so have messaged you hoping to gain further details including which tour you took so that we can deal with this unfortunate incident. Please accept our apologies, and our assurance... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely enjoyed this afternoon, you can visit the fort at no charge, but if you want to enter the tunnels it cost £5 for the tour, the tour lasted for just over and hour and was very interesting, reviewing the forts history from Napoleonic time and through the world wars.

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

Dear Visitor, Many thanks for your review. Our attraction is run by the Fort Amherst Heritage Trust who manage the 20 acre site in their own time, with the help of our team of volunteers who work hard to keep this important historic site open to the public free of charge, and so we're glad to hear the grounds are... More 

Swanley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Visited with two of our grand children (20 and 13 years of age). They both found the tour of the tunnels interesting and informative as did my wife and I. Although we live quite locally this was our first visit. Perhaps more advertising in the area would enhance numbers. Well worth a visit if only for the views from the... More 

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

Dear Visitor, We appreciate you taking the time to review Fort Amherst, and we are very pleased to hear our tunnel tour was enjoyed by different ages as we work hard to ensure they are accessible and enjoyable for all. As you may already be aware, these tours are conducted by volunteers whose valuable support helps us raise funds to... More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Fab tour with Neil. Very knowledgeable and helped bring the history alive, well worth a visit. All staff very helpful.

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review, and for your kind words. Our volunteers donate their considerable energy, experience and knowledge to help entertain and educate the public, and so will be pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us. Our popular guide Neil will be glad to hear he’s as popular as ever, and we’ll make sure... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited Fort Amherst on my birthday. We had a few days off work and had been wanting to visit for quite a while, we finally got round to it. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly, the prices very reasonable and the tunnel tour, which is the main attraction at the fort, was brilliant. We,... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to review your Tunnel Tour, and for recommending it to others. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto our guides - as you probably already know, they are all volunteers who give up their time for free to help bring this historic place to life. They will appreciate knowing that you... More 

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