Castles and historic houses: Fort Amherst Heritage Park and Caverns
Fort Amherst is Britain's best surviving example of a Napoleonic Fortress and is of international historical importance. A fine Napoleonic fort, currently under restoration, with 14 acres of batteries, bastions and tunnels, a working gun battery and a variety of other displays. There is a visitor centre and various events take place throughout the year. Its principle purpose was to protect the former Royal Dockyard at Chatham from a land based attack. The original defences, over 3 kilometres in length, totally enclosed the Dockyard and the village of Brompton. Today Fort Amherst still has an important role to play as it forms a major part of Chatham's bid for World Heritage Site status. Whilst the parkland grounds of Fort Amherst are open free of charge daily from 10am to 3.30pm to visitors, the tunnels and buildings are closed. However, the Summer Open Days will provide visitors with the opportunity to join a guided tour of the extensive tunnel network as well as allowing access to some of the buildings.
|Concession - Per ticket||3.50-3.50 GBP|
|Family - Per ticket||12.00-12.00 GBP|
|Adult - Per ticket||5.00-5.00 GBP|
|Child - Per ticket||2.50-2.50 GBP|