Visitor Information

Opening Times: The parkland grounds of Fort Amherst are open free of charge 7 days a week (upper part of site with pedestrian access only between Brompton and the Great Lines Heritage Park) from dawn to dusk. The lower area is open from 9am until 7pm daily. Please check our events diary or call for possible tunnel/site/café closures before visiting to avoid disappointment. 

Tunnel Tours: During the Summer our Tunnel Tours take place twice daily at 11am and 2pm. During the Winter our Tunnel Tours take place at 11am only. 

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO TUNNEL TOURS FROM MONDAY 25TH SEPT 2017 UNTIL SUNDAY 19TH NOV 2017 DUE TO OUR HALLOWEEN HORRORS EVENTS. TOURS WILL RECOMMENCE ON MONDAY 20TH NOV 2017 AT 11.00 A.M. ONLY.

THERE WILL BE NO TUNNEL TOUR ON THURSDAY 14TH DECEMBER DUE TO A LARGE SCHOOL GROUP ATTENDING THE FORT

Please check our 'Tunnel Tours' section or call for possible additional tunnel closures before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Café and Visitor Centre: Our Café offers light snacks and lunches. During the Summer our café is open from 8am until 4pm. During the Winter our café is open from 8am until 2pm. Our Winter hours commence from Monday 25th September 2017. Please check our events diary or call for possible additional café closures before visiting to avoid disappointment. 

CAFE WINTER HOURS COMMENCE MONDAY 25TH SEPT 2017

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE PROVIDING A COUNTER SERVICE FROM 23RD OCT - 3RD NOV BETWEEN 08.00-12.00 ONLY WITH NO SEATING AVAILABLE DUE TO THE HALLOWEEN HORRORS EVENT SETS.

Smart Phone App: A new smart phone app will bring the history of Fort Amherst to life. This trail guide automatically plays audio content as our visitors walk by places of interest within the parklands of this historic site. Tour content can be pre-loaded to run off line, which is useful in areas without a fast data connection, such as 3G or Wi-fi. The app is available to download from Play Google and the Apple store.

Dogs: Dogs are permitted on site - however they must be on a lead whilst in the grounds of the Fort. Only guide and therapy dogs are permitted within our Cafe.

Location: To view a map of our location please see left.

Parking: There is free on site parking for those visiting the Tunnels and Visitor Centre. Entry is in the main gate next to the Cafe and parking is on the Parade Ground. All day and monthly parking tickets for commuters are available for an appropriate fee - click here for details.

Disabled Access: The tunnels are regrettably unsuitable for wheelchairs and those of limited mobility. Disabled parking, access and toilet facilities are available at the Visitor Centre in the Caveyard.

Toilets: Toilets are available in the Cafe including a disabled facility. Guide Book: The Guide Book (price £1) contains a site map and full information on the site.  

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