With over 35 years of scaring experience – the Frightening Freaks of Fort Amherst know how to make you jump, shiver and tremble in your boots. In fact, we thrive on making you afraid!

Prepare to be Scared

Find out what’s lurking in our terrifying tunnels! Test your nerves – and be ready to expect the unexpected. Creepy, slimy, chilling, haunting... A night to never forget!

2019 Dates
Put Fort Amherst Halloween in the diary now: we’ll be waiting for you!

Tunnel Tours available:
Friday 25th October
Saturday 26th October
Sunday 27th October
Wednesday 30th October
Thursday 31st October
Friday 1st November; and
Saturday 2nd November

(Times to be confirmed.)

Our Tours

We have something for everyone, with a children’s party and tour, special ‘teen tour’, and our fearsomely famous adults only tour.

Halloween Feast

Fear makes you hungry! Mouth-watering BBQ and freshly made, delicious doughnuts available all through the night. Terrorise your taste buds at our themed bar, and enjoy our marvellous food stalls and vans, music, entertainment and events.

Escape Room

New this year! Hype up the horror with our Escape Room, put into place in partnership with Hysteria Escape Rooms.

Costume Competition

We love you to dress up and add to our atmosphere of fear!

Souvenirs and Photographs

Professional photographer available – and an array of souvenirs to purchase.

All proceeds to the upkeep and restoration of Fort Amherst – Britain’s largest and best preserved Napoleonic fort. Thank you for your support!

Photo by Piers Gray
Photo by Piers Gray
Photo by Piers Gray


Tickets are non-refundable, and non-transferable. Please arrive 20 minutes before your timeslot.

For your enjoyment and safety, and that of others, please note the following before booking:

  • You will be required to walk and crawl through narrow and low areas
  • This event is not for those of a nervous disposition, fear of the dark or fear of enclosed spaces.
  • The ground is uneven: please wear appropriate footwear. No stilettos!
  • Certain areas will be in complete darkness.
  • The tour starts with a steep climb and there will be stairs on the route.
  • Wrap up warm! The tunnels are cold, and the route goes outside.
  • Strobe lights and smoke effects are used.
  • Sharp, dangerous items, weapons (or improvised weapons) – or anything deemed a danger - are not allowed. The site has security, and the right to search and disallow admission
  • Yes – there are live actors! For teen and adult tours, our trained actors may touch you.

For parking information, further questions and full terms and conditions, go to:


  • Age: suitable for 16+; ID may be required
  • Torches: no torches, or light sources of any kind allowed
  • Alcohol: we have a licensed bar; no other alcohol permitted on site
  • Smoking: not during the tour. Only in allocated areas on the site
  • Duration: the tour is between 45 and 60 minutes on average
  • Dogs: no dogs, including guide dogs, are allowed; there are special effects that will frighten them
  • Wheelchairs: sorry, but this is not a wheelchair accessible event
  • Toilets: these are available, including an accessible toilet

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Need to get in contact to ask a question?

01634 847 747