Fort Amherst

Chatham

Originally constructed during Napoleonic times in preparation for a possible invasion, Chatham's Fort Amherst was also used as a civil defence centre in both world wars. The Fort has been in a near constant state of restoration since the 1980's by the Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, a charity who works hard to manage and maintain the vast site whilst sympathetically returning its grounds and buildings to their original state to ensure Britain's largest Napoleonic Fortress can be enjoyed by all.

Fort Amherst offers visitors over 300 years of fascinating military history, 20 acres of beautiful parkland open to the public, daily tours of the incredible network of underground tunnels (a modest charge applies), light refreshments in our Café, and special events throughout the year.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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