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    I have always fancied this place for a long time,it's a place that quite interested me.and given that the whole fort with its bastions is the biggest in the country,so whilst me and man gone wrong were in Kent we want for a look.the outside is quite impressive alone.but inside I found the work in how it was built fascinating.the brickwork is very impressive and all built underground too.sadly when we were in there,a gang of kids were in there playing manhunt.to be fair they were a decent bunch just having fun.this place has been covered many times so won't go deep into history.just the central fort and central and detached bastion.was made as one of the most advanced gun emplacements.the remains of the drawbridges were impressive and if ever napoleonic invaded and breached the outer defences.the bridges would be drawn in.i noticed inside there was big slopes and at the bottom of the slopes was a small bridge.i would think this was the last defence if they ever actually got in and the would have to cross the small pit and the solders would have there last stand.it never happened though.





























































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    Looks like a very unusual site. Nice photos.
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    That brick looks great in these pictures, nice work mate
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
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    You set the bar high Mikey, Loved it, Thanks
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    Nice one, that's some patient light-painting!
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautifully photographed Mikey. Well trashed and graffed up but still a bit of a cracker that place...

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    A nice historical post. I liked your shots of the tunnels, very sharp.
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    Excellent pics, this is one I must check out when I can find the time!

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    Ive not seen any photos of this place for a few years, quite a lot of graffiti compared to before but good to see it again

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    Thank you all.yeah sadly the kids have hit the place hard.but still a nice place.its very dark in here.so light painted for three shots at different light settings
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