About Fort Luton – Today’s Fort
A fortification of national importance and one of Britain’s last “Palmerston’s Folly’s” to be built, Fort Luton gives an interesting insight to the last fixed defence positions ever built in England and how in the last part of the Victorian period warfare had changed. Fort Luton was part of a line of five Forts constructed to protect Chatham’s Royal Dockyard from a land-based attack; the fortifications stretched over five and a half miles in length and totally enclosed the Dockyard and the towns Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester. Fort Luton is the smallest of the five and only one of three remaining.
This four acre Scheduled Ancient Monument consists of accommodation casemates, magazines, tunnels and other original features, it also boasts a rare rolling drawbridge spanning across the dry moat. Fort Luton offers a wide range of versatile space to be hired long and short term, whether it is within the casemates, upon the ramparts or on the parade ground. With stunning views and an interesting and atmospheric backdrop the fort provides a fantastic and unique venue for business and pleasure.