Britain’s Biggest
Napoleonic Fortress

Built during Napoleonic times to defend Medway from a land-based attack, Fort Amherst has been restored to reflect its national and local importance.

Britain’s History
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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Fort Amherst:
7 BRILLIANT REASONS TO VISIT Today

Things you didn’t know about Fort Amherst!

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Fort Amherst is not just what you can see from the road! Because the Fort is on a hill, it ‘unfolds’ as you climb.

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Spectacular views across the River Medway.

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In the early 1800s, Fort Amherst was a world-leader. It had the most up to date defence system available anywhere.

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Fort Amherst protected Britain, both in Napoleonic times and more recently in World War I and World War II.

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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.

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The Fort holds a nationally important collection of historical ordnance (military material, such as weapons, ammunition, vehicles and equipment).

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Fort Amherst links directly to the Great Lines Heritage Park, giving even more recreation space to walk, explore and play – and all for FREE!

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