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Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst, Khartoum Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UB
07746 410202
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Fort Amherst review

Fort Amherst is in Chatham, Medway, Kent. It is an 18th century fort that was built to defend the southeastern approaches to Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway from French invasion. There are tunnels to explore, nature trails, cannons, soldier’s quarters, fortifications and a play area. Not only that but it is free to visit.

The fort is set within 20 acres of green space all linked to the Great Lines Heritage park. You can enjoy a maze of underground defensive tunnels and once outside there are some spectacular views to take in. The tunnels were equipped with a well, toilets, gun positions, musket galleries and defendable gateways much of which you can see today.

There are daily tunnel tours at the fort and even ghost tours (from 8 years), the tours have a small charge. There are often displays during the day. At the base of the fort, you will find a wooden adventure assault course for kids.

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FAQ and Further Information Fort Amherst

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Historical Napoleonic fortress with 20 acres of green space, tunnel tours and a wooden play area. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The site is FREE to visit. The only charges are for parking, tunnel tours and additional events (free parking for visitors). If you want to go on a guided tour these cost £6 an adult, children 5-17 £4, under 5s are free.

Is there parking?

Parking is free if you are booked on a tunnel tour. Otherwise parking is £4 a day. Please visit their website for further information to avoid a penalty.

When are they open?

Fort Amherst – the park is usually open, tunnel tours run from April until September. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Are they accessible?

They welcome visitors with disabilities. They regret that, due to its age, historical layout and the terrain, Fort Amherst is not accessible in all areas for all people.

Fort Amherst
Fort Amherst
Fort Amherst
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