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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

30th Mar 11:00am - 1:30pm

Spare a Fort for Bees at Fort Amherst

Join us for a unique experience meeting the Fort Amherst bees.

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31st Mar, 10:00am - 1st Apr, 4:00pm

Easter Fantasy Festival at Fort Amherst

On Easter Sunday and Monday, the historic tunnels of Fort Amherst will be transformed into a child-friendly fantasy world of make believe and science fiction.

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31st Mar, 10:00am - 1st Apr, 4:00pm

Easter Fantasy Festival at Fort Amherst

On Easter Sunday and Monday, the historic tunnels of Fort Amherst will be transformed into a child-friendly fantasy world of make believe and science fiction.

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30th Mar 11:00am - 1:30pm

Spare a Fort for Bees at Fort Amherst

Join us for a unique experience meeting the Fort Amherst bees.

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Beer and Food Evening at Shepherd Neame Brewery

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