At Fort Amherst, visitors can explore tunnels, nature trails, ditches, ammunition magazines, cannons, soldier’s quarters and fortifications at this Napoleonic fort overlooking Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. Set in 20 acres, which you can access for free all year round from dawn until dusk. There are also events for Halloween as well as ghost tours and spirit investigations to learn about the spooky stories of unexplained happenings at the Fort.

Opening Hours
April to September

Tunnel Tours
Adult: £6.
Child - 5 to 17 years: £4
Family - two adults and two children: £15
Concessions -  Students, 65 years+: £4.50
Disabled visitors pay the standard admission and can bring in a companion for free.
Ghost Tours
£15 per person
Not suitable for children under 8 years.

Due to its age, the Fort is not accessible in all areas, the tunnels are unsuitable for wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility. Also steps, steep inclines and uneven ground in the Fort's grounds in places.

Pay & Display.

Keep on lead.

Advisory Notes
Parking - when the café is closed, visitors must use the Phone and Pay system, as an ANPR camera system is in operation.

Cafe • Toilets • Disabled Toilet • Baby Changing Facilities

Picture Credit: © Fort Amherst.

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