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Join us as we bring this ancient tradition back at Fort Amherst with music, dance and merriment in and around our tunnels! Click here to book your tickets!

Celebrate Burns Night for just £25 per person including a buffet meal, a quiz, a raffle, prizes and a whiskey toast! Click here to book your tickets!

tunneltoursTUNNEL TOURS
Try our daily & lantern
lit tours
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For young ladies and gentlemen  
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Opening times vary 
with the time of year
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A unique venue for a unique couple
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Ghost tours &
paranormal events
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Weddings, groups events...
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Use your skills in a number of areas
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re enactmentRE-ENACTMENTS
When history comes alive...
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Upcoming Events

Ghost Tour 8pm
04-12-2015 8:00 pm
Category:  Ghost Tours
Ghost Tour 9pm
04-12-2015 9:00 pm
Category:  Ghost Tours
09-01-2016 6:00 pm
Category:  Special Events
Burns Night
23-01-2016 7:00 pm
Category:  Special Events


Our tunnels are closed to the public from the 8th to the 16th April. However rather than disappoint anyone wanting to visit the Fort on these days, we have created a special external 'FORT TOUR' - please see events calendar for details.

Our popular LANTERN LIT TOURS are back! The historic tunnels of Fort Amherst is an entirely different adventure by candlelight - book your place to see for yourself!

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The following tunnel tours will not take place: 8th-16th April (inclusive), 25th and 26th April, 2nd May (2pm only), 1st August and 5th September.

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."

Car Parking


Available Monday - Friday on a full or part time basis

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Events Calendar

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Please check our online diary before visiting as special events and hiring can mean occasional café, tunnels and/or full site closures