Fort Amherst is one of Kent’s most paranormally active locations with many groups reporting very high levels of activity both in the tunnel complex and in other areas of the Fort.
Book Fort Amherst for a private paranormal investigation for your group and you will have access to many different areas of our large historic site from early evening until the early hours of the morning. Our modern visitor centre provides a perfect base for your event, with hot drinks available and there is also plenty of parking on site.
Current prices for private paranormal investigations are as follows:
Friday Nights: £450
Saturday Nights: £500
Midweek Nights: £350
We charge a deposit of £100 to secure your chosen date in our diary.
In 2013 our prices will be rising to £500 for a Friday night and £550 for a Saturday night booking. However if you book your 2013 dates before the end of 2012 and pay your deposit you will only pay 2012 rates.
Haunted Happenings and our guests had a fantastic overnight ghost hunt at Fort Amherst on 19th May. We conducted many Seances and Vigils throughout the night with some phenomenol results. Sweets were moved around in people's hands, the glass moving was incredibly strong and 3 guests witnessed a large, dark shadow move past a doorway before disappearing. With so much history and so many fantastic areas to explore within this location, we cannot wait to return".
Haunted Happenings - May 2012
Call us to discuss your requirements on, or come and see us for a tour of what is available. You will be amazed at what’s there!
Fort Amherst is an ancient historic monument with a range of spectacular and unique sites both inside and outside within the grounds that are available for private hire. From corporate events to music events and children’s parties there are so many possibilities. Buffet catering is available on request. Call us to discuss your requirements on 01634 847747.
Lower Gun Floor: Situated in the heart of our tunnel network, this hugely atmospheric room as a traditional brick floor and open fireplace as well as natural light from a large gun port.
Facilities: Electricity, Seats up to , open fireplace, free parking, toilet facilities.
Upper Gun Floor: A large and dramatic part of the tunnel complex; this room as been used for theatre, parties, ghost hunts and filming.
Facilities: Electricity, Seats up to 60, open fireplace, free parking, toilet facilties.
Tunnel Complex: Over 750m of tunnels dug deep into the chalk some 60 feet below ground. The complex includes the Lower and Upper Gun Floors which can be used for functions as well as a network of smaller tunnels including the mysterious dean hole, the well , the privy area and the 2nd World War Civil Defence Control Room. Hire them for a private tour for your group.
Facilities: Electricity, toilet facilities, open fires, car parking.
The Guardhouse: * Available Soon * The Amherst guardhouse controlled access to Amherst redoubt which formed one of two redoubts capable of all round defence should the outer defences of the fortifications become over run. The building consists of a lower room ideal for a gallery / exhibition area, with two upper level rooms being ideal for education / meeting rooms. Facilities:Electricity/heating/tea making/ toilets and parking nearby. Cold buffet available on request.
The Belvedere: A large lawned area towards the top of the Fort with views out across the River Medway. Approximately Xm x Xm in size: perfect for a large marquee or a range of small stands.
Facilities: Power can be supplied by cable to this site. Toilets and parking available nearby.
The Grand Magazine: * Not Currently Available * Currently un-restored, the Grand Magazine is an awe inspiring large vaulted room with some natural light and a very unique atmosphere. A truly unusual venue.
Facilities: Electricity, toilet facilities and parking available nearby.
The Gatehouse: The Gatehouse guarded the entry to Fort Amherst and includes a number of small bunk rooms and soldiers quarters. Can be used for overnight stays; perfect for educational trips, role play, small displays and exhibitions.
Facilities: Electricity, toilets.
The Sunken Courtyard: Currently part of the unrestored area of the Fort, the Sunken Courtyard is a natural amphitheatre. The barracks building at the back of the courtyard is a stunning ruin providing a spectacular backdrop for filming or theatre productions.
The Caveyard: A large area of hard standing together with large carpaking area. Suitable for small fairs and exhibitions. The hard standing has fixture points for a marquee. The site is next to our visitor centre and Café.
Facilities: Electricity can be supplied to the site by cable, toilet facilities, car parking.
The Caveyard Café: A modern Café building serving light meals and refreshment. The Café is open to the public every day from 10am to 4pm and is available for private hire from 5pm for meetings or community activities.
Facilities: Electricity, heating, toilet facilities, car parking, cold buffets (available on request).
Fort Amherst is the perfect location for re-enactment Groups whatever period of history you are interested in. With over 750 metres of defensive underground tunnels, a drill square, open lawned areas for battle re-enactment and space to camp overnight, it can accommodate several units simultaneously if required. Black powder can be supplied on request at an additional cost.
Call us on 01634 847747 to discuss your requirements and check availability.
Fort Amherst is a truly unique and spectacular location for your wedding. You can be married deep within the tunnel complex and light the way with over 800 tea lights and stunning natural foliage from the Fort’s grounds. The tunnels can also host your reception for up to 100 guests with open fires and soft candlelight. To mark the occasion of your wedding we can even fire one of our historic cannons after the ceremony. Your guests will be truly awestruck by this incredible location.
Our wedding team will be delighted to show you around the tunnels and discuss your requirements. Please call us on 01634 847747 to discuss your requirements.
Fort Amherst is a historic Ancient Monument set within 20 acres of parkland just 40 minutes from London and 45 minutes from the Channel ports of Dover and Folkestone. The Fort is the largest Napoleonic Fortress in Britain and includes an amazing tunnel complex carved deep into the chalk and a range of fortified buildings and gun emplacements including, the Grand Magazine, the Gatehouse which controlled entry to the Fort, the Guardhouse, Prince William’s battery and the soldier’s barracks.
Some of these buildings have been restored, whilst others are awaiting restoration. The parklike grounds include well maintained lawned areas as well as rougher and more overgrown areas with ruined buildings.
We can supply power to some but not all areas of the Fort and there is parking available on site as well as a Café which serves light meals and refreshments.
The Fort offers an incredible range of filming opportunities with some totally unique sites. Call us on 01634 847747to discuss your requirements with our team.