Medway's Abandoned Forts

Despite how dull most of Medway is, there are LOADS of amazing abandoned forts in Medway and the surrounding area.

These were all built from different dates, rangeing from hundreds of years ago, to the the Cold war (1960s). It is amazing how many abandoned forts there are in this area.

RANT: One word I absolutely hate is "restoration". What makes these abandoned places so special is that they haven't been over restored. When people talk about restoring places, they say that they are turning them back to how they used to be. THEY ARE NOT. What they are actually doing is turning them into horrid museum theme parks. I HATE so called 'historic buildings' where the building has been converted into a modern tourist experience. Like some twat has just tried to a make it look historic to attract tourists, but have taken away the building's character.

Use this map to navigate around this part of the website

Note: As well as the forts, this map also includes some other types of historic sites as well.

List of places in the guide

Grain Sea Fort
Grain Land Fort
Grain Battery
Slough Fort (Allhallows)
Cooling Castle
Cliffe Ordnance Storage
Cliffe Fort
Shornemead Fort
Milton Range
New Tavern Fort
Rochester Castle
Fort Clarence
Shorts Tunnels
Fort Borstall
Fort Bridgewoods
Fort Horstead
Fort Luton
Fort Delce
Fort Pitt
Fort Darland"
Fort Amherst
Upper Lines
Brompton Barracks
lower Lines
Southern Water nuclear bunker
Woodlands Redoubt
Grange Redoubt
Dunkirk Radar Station
Garisson Point Fort
Centre Bastion Battery
Chatham Dockyard
Upnor Castle
Cookham Wood Fort
Tilbury Fort
Coalhouse Fort
Maunsell Sea Forts
SS Montgomery
Fort Gillingham
Chattenden Barracks
Lodge Hill Barracks
Fort Hoo
Fort Darnet
Kingsnorth Airship Station
HMS Wildfire
Gravesend nuclear bunker

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