FORT AMHERST

Kent Life - - Town Life: Chatham And Gillingham -

A Napoleonic fort built in 1759 to pro­tect the dock­yard and the River Med­way from in­va­sion, Fort Amherst is now a vis­i­tor at­trac­tion. Built on top of orig­i­nal chalk caves, these were ex­tended to pro­vide a labyrinth of tun­nels, stores and de­fen­sive po­si­tions. To­day you can take guided tours of the tun­nels, at­tend spooky events or even get mar­ried in a can­dlelit cav­ern.

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