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Fort Amherst

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Tunnel Tour

This tunnel tour was really engaging and great for families and those enthusiastic about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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In 1667 Parliament directed first to be built to protect the south east coast and the Thames along... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Originally constructed during Napoleonic times in preparation for a possible invasion, Chatham's Fort Amherst was also used as a civil defence centre in both world wars. The Fort has been in a near constant state of restoration since the 1980's by...more
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Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
+44 1634 847747
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tunnel tour was really engaging and great for families and those enthusiastic about the history of Medway. Our tour guide, Vic Fisher, was really good fun and made the tour really special. He went out of his way to make the tour fun and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In 1667 Parliament directed first to be built to protect the south east coast and the Thames along with London. By 1770 the fort was built and protection against Napoleon, Danish and Spanish fleets strengthens. We didn't take the tunnel tour as I'm disabled and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love all the military history at Chatham so this place is a must! We arrived at 10.30 ready for the 11am tunnels tour, We had a cuppa in the café then met Neil our guide and off we went! I wont say to much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank chas j
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Popped into the cafe, was met by a very unwelcoming agreesive woman. Made me feel very unwelcome. Had planned to buy some food there but her rude manner made me feel uncomfortable so left buying only a drink.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank frannychina
Reviewed December 31, 2018

I booked tickets online in advance. We then turned up on the relevant day. The car park was open, the cafe was closed and there was no tour guide, or indeed anyone else. We waited, but eventually went home. I contacted the manager to complain...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Friday3535
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Had a brilliant tour of fort Amhurst tunnels today by the excellent Steve S. Very educating and throughly enjoyable and so reasonably priced. £3 per adult children free. There was my husband,myself and my 9 year old grandson who thought it was one of his...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Good day trip and sth to do with your family. Worth to go into tunnels,have a guided tour and later to have a walk around

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent scary entertainment. Guided Tour of the Tunnels with Ghosts, Ghouls, Gremlins and every other monster you can imagine. The actors immerse themselves in their roles and touch, even manhandle you, spook and scare you. A great hours entertainment for a very reasonable fee. Take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Pazzerino
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Been going to this for years and every year it’s got worst. Not scary at all, actors are all pervs wanting to touch you up, to physical my wife has bruises all over her and I won’t be going again less effort this year and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Rref243
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Awarding the Fort Amherst Halloween team a gold medal for sheer raw enthusiasm, immense energy, imaginative presentation and the best Halloween experience available in Kent. A 'Must Go To' experience for all age groups for the total fun and happy excitement involved. Brilliant.

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank bishopjonathanblake
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from Kenneth B | Reviewed this property |
Like the answer above..I didn't see any notices and you had best contact the Fort staff to get an answer, however the rest of the fort is open to the public and is free to roam through as they have made a public footpath... More
Serena H
August 6, 2015|
Response from FortAmherst | Property representative |
Dear Serena, Thank you for your question - we would advise that you speak with your supervisor on the night as he will be best placed to answer your query. We hope you have a great evening with us and a fascinating... More
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Rochester castle wedding photos? (2 Replies)
Hello, I am having a wedding reception at Fort Amherst on June 5. Before hand we are having some photos taken at Chatham Dockyards and Rochester Castle. I am wondering about the Castle .... do we need to pre-book this, or do we just pay our admission and just go where we want? Any advice would be appreicated!
September 01, 2009|
Response fromUK786|
Hi, You can go into the grounds at Rochester Castle for free but if you want to go inside the castle itself you have to pay.