Built during Napoleonic times to defend Medway from a land-based attack, Fort Amherst has been restored to reflect its national and local importance.
on your Doorstep
Take pride in local history; explore a maze of underground defensive tunnels; enjoy spectacular views; step back in time to imagine the life of a Napoleonic soldier; and discover Fort Amherst’s strategic role in defending Medway in both World War I and World War II.
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Things you didn’t know about Fort Amherst!
Fort Amherst is not just what you can see from the road! Because the Fort is on a hill, it ‘unfolds’ as you climb.
Spectacular views across the River Medway.
In the early 1800s, Fort Amherst was a world-leader. It had the most up to date defence system available anywhere.
Fort Amherst protected Britain, both in Napoleonic times and more recently in World War I and World War II.
Fresh air and cannons! Fire up the kids’ imaginations as they walk in the footsteps of Fort Amherst’s soldiers from over 200 years ago.
The Fort holds a nationally important collection of historical ordnance (military material, such as weapons, ammunition, vehicles and equipment).
Fort Amherst links directly to the Great Lines Heritage Park, giving even more recreation space to walk, explore and play – and all for FREE!