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Fort Amherst

Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UB

Britain’s biggest and best-preserved Napoleonic Fort, step back in history at Fort Amherst.

With over 300 years of history Fort Amherst was one of the key defences of Medway and Britain and has now been restored for all to enjoy. Whether you wish to discover the importance of defending Britain against land-based attack during the Napoleonic War or learn how the Fort was used during both World Wars, Fort Amherst truly does step through the ages.

Fort Amherst has over 20 acres of green spaces, including Medway’s highest point, which are all free of charge to explore at your leisure. Alternatively join us for a daily tunnel tour*, exploring this once secret network of tunnels and how they have been used through the ages up to the present, having been included in several major films.

With regular events held throughout the year, secret tunnels to explore and not forgetting The Pantry Café to enjoy a delicious lunch or cream tea, Fort Amherst offers a great value for money day out for all the family.

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Opening Times

Winter

Open Daily

8.00 - 16.00

Summer

Open Daily

8.00 - 19.00

Prices

Off Peak

Adult

£10.00

Child

£7.00

Concessions

£9.00

Peak

Adult

£11.00

Child

£8.00

Concessions

£10.00

Facilities

Dog Friendly

Café

Car Parking

Disabled Access

Picnic Site

Toilets

Events

21st Jul 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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28th Jul 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – BAE Systems Brass Band

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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4th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – The Cockney Knights

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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11th Aug 10:00am - 4:00pm

Monthly Craft Fair at Fort Amherst

Join us for our monthly Craft Fair here at Fort Amherst.

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11th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – 5 in the Bar

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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18th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – The Spittin’ Feathers

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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Other things to do nearby

26th - 28th Jul

Mr Doodle comes to Kent and East Sussex Railway

Do not miss the amazing opportunity to watch Mr Doodle doodle a railway carriage on the 26th July !!!

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19th Aug

Midsummer Night’s Dream Outdoor Theatre at Canterbury Cathedral

A not-to-be-missed performance in the Cathedral grounds by multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre.

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31st Aug

Peter Pan Outdoor Theatre at Canterbury Cathedral

A not-to-be-missed performance in the Cathedral grounds by multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre.

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31st Aug

Doctor Dolittle at Tonbridge Castle

This funny, much-loved and exciting family adventure is coming to Tonbridge Castle by Illyria outdoor theatres.

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Wine Tours of Kent

Visit some of England’s finest vineyards and wine producers. With wine tours throughout the Kent countryside, let us introduce you to award-winning English wines, guided tours, tutored wine tastings, and even lunch.

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Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation

A ‘hidden gem’ in area of outstanding beauty, Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation is a unique and diverse Centre with Birds of Prey, Alpaca, Farm Animals, Meerkats, Huskies and more!

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18th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – The Spittin’ Feathers

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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4th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – The Cockney Knights

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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