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Address: Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 847747
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Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tour Guide Bill Expecting stories of the Dutch invasion of Chatham dockyard and subsequent building of fort Amherst to protect the dockyard of pending French invasion. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
rosie462
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting tour of the tunnels. Guide was very informative. Place has an amazing past but was never used in anger. Good views of the Medway

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour Guide Bill Expecting stories of the Dutch invasion of Chatham dockyard and subsequent building of fort Amherst to protect the dockyard of pending French invasion. Very interesting and informative about the cannons and such, which I thought was the main story of Fort Amherst. Bill goes on to tell us about the role of the civil defence ladies of... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your feedback and for your kind words about Fort Amherst. We have already passed on your praise to Bill, a long-standing volunteer who is always popular with our guests. We appreciate you taking the time to review our attraction and hope to see you again soon, perhaps at one of our upcoming events. Yours sincerely,... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i recently visited here with my mom and nan and decided to take the tour which was very good, we was shown around by a nice man called bill who told us about the history of the tunnels and the guide was very good, after that we went around the fort but not a lot else but a few cannons,... 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 are glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We will be passing on your praise to our ever-popular volunteer Bill who will be pleased he brought the tunnels to life for you. We hope to see you again soon at one of our many events.... More 

Sheerness, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While full of history, tour wasn't on when i visited. Without tour into tunnels, there is hardly anything to see. Still, worth a visit if in the area

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

Dear Visitor, Whilst we are glad you found our attraction worth visiting for its history, we are sorry there were no tours on the day you joined us. Our tunnels are usually open daily, but occasional closures are unavoidable due to special events. We always state this on our website (www.fortamherst.com), so please check our tunnel tours section in advance... More 

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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to all of the tourist attractions in London and around 90% in the Home Counties and put simply this might be the best that I've visited. The place is filled with history and has been well preserved. I've lived in Kent for 6 years and I had no idea that this place existed. Me and my daughter arrived... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for such an enthusiastic 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. Michael is one of these volunteers as... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A large group of us came here during our freshers week for a zombie run. We were led underground into the tunnels and told facts and stories about Fort Amherst. Then we came into an open part of the tunnel where it was dark and strobe lights were flashing about; zombies appeared and started chasing us out of the tunnel.... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We went on the ghost tour and the guides were very enthusiastic and also made the experience what it was. Any questions the group had were answered with great knowledge. Although we didn't experience much on the tour there were a few creepy noises and chucking of stones. Was brilliant and would recommend.

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Thank Amy L
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The tour guide Bill was fantastic and knowledgable but made it fun my 9 yer old nephew loved it and wants to go again

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Essex, UK
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Four of us had a great evening spent at the Fort Amhurst arranged by the excellent Ghost Hunt Events Team. Lots of weird happenings throughout the night and a very professional and non scary team of mediums led our group. The Fort itself was quite interesting and made us thankful to those that had fought here in the wars defending... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Went there to see the caves too which was good but since we paid for the ghost experience we were not happy. It wAs cheap and tacky. Still worth visiting the fort and the caves underneath as its history so not a waste from that point of view. But to pay to see the scary bit was a let down.... More 

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

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your feedback, although we are obviously very disappointed to learn that you were unhappy with your experience. As a charity committed to the maintenance and restoration of the site which we keep open to the public free of charge, we rely on our tunnels tours and various events conducted by volunteers to provide the income... More 

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