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Come and join us for a ghost tour of our infamous haunted tunnels. Tours take place on the first Friday of every month. Click here for more.
NEW BIRTHDAY PARTIES ADDED! Our popular Ghost, Pirate and Soldier parties have given many children the chance to celebrate their birthdays at Fort Amherst, and now we’re offering even more choice with WWI, Cake Decorating, Picnic and Pink themed parties now available to book – look under ‘Hiring the Fort’ for details.
COMING UP! See the 2/95th Rifles Re-enactment Group on their drill day on Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February for FREE!
PLEASE NOTE: The afternoon (2pm) tunnel tour will not take place on Saturday 21st February.
Fort Amherst, based in Chatham, Medway, Kent, is Britain’s largest Napoleonic Fortress and provides a great day out for all the family. If you are looking for days out in Kent or the Medway area, then come and discover how Chatham dockyard would have been defended.
Visitors can also enjoy:
- Over 300 years of military history with an amazing network of underground passageways, historic buildings and gun emplacements all set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland.
- Take a tour of the incredible tunnel defences, enjoy some light refreshments in our Café or take a stroll to the highest point of the Fort and enjoy the spectacular views over the River Medway and the towns of Chatham and Rochester beyond.
Explore one of Kent’s most haunted locations on spine chilling Ghost Tours or stay until the early hours on one of our Paranormal Investigations.
- Hire the Fort for your special private event. We have many different locations on the site; just call us to discuss your requirements.
"We had a great time at Fort Amherst - it was obvious that all of the volunteers had gone out of their way to ensure that the birthday ghost tour was a complete success. The girls were scared from the moment they set foot in the tunnels - that's when the screaming started and it didn't really stop until we got back out into the daylight! The misty atmosphere, together with the eerie stories, really set the scene and kept everybody completely engrossed (and, in some cases, petrified!) throughout."
"I would just like to thank you for a brilliant night. The ghost evening was a fantastic insight into the world of Fort Amherst, which my family and I really enjoyed. The guides were friendly, knowledgable and just as scepticle as the rest of us. I felt completely safe in their hands for the night, thank you."
Themed parties now also available for our young lady visitors! Please click here for all themed party details (if available), or Please call the office on 01634 847747 for full party details.
Themed parties for our young gentleman visitors: WW1 Trenches Themed Parties (coming soon)
Tel: 01634 847747
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Book now for 2014 at 2013 prices
Fort Amherst is a truly unique and spectacular location for your wedding. You can be married deep within the tunnel complex and light the way with over 800 tea lights... More >
Parking at Fort Amherst
Car Parking is now available at Fort Amherst from Monday - Friday on a full or part time. Click here for details.