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).