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What's special about Great Lines Heritage Park?

Chatham has the world's most complete example of an historic dockyard from the age of sail. It was instrumental in securing and maintaining Britain's worldwide influence, and thereby helped to shape the world we know today. The completeness and survival of the dockyard and its closest defences (including Fort Amherst, Upnor Castle and the Great Lines) are unique. A series of historic barracks and military installations help make Chatham one of the world's greatest garrison towns. For these reasons, Chatham Dockyard and its defences have been shortlisted as a potential World Heritage Site.


See the Historic Dockyard Chatham website:



See Fort Amherst website:



Below is a link to a British Pathe newsreel of the Naval Memorial in Chatham back in 1952 when the Duke of Edinburgh opened the WW2 section.



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