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Amherst was established in 1764, 1.25 km (2 mi.) west from its current location. Amherst's original settlers were New England settlers, invited to settle along the Bay of Fundy and the various little towns inhabited there. A grist mill and tannery were built .6 km (1 mi.) east of the settlement, which in turn, altered the entire look, shape and location of the city. By 1880, a railway was built in Amherst which changed how Amherst did business. Companies used the railway station as a focal point for commercial advancements and development.

By 1908, Amherst was at the top of the manufacturing chain, leading over any other centre in the Maritimes, and was aptly titled "Busy Amherst." During the boom in Amherst, architecture would remain as the anchor point of the era, providing newer generations insights into classic architecture. Most of the older buildings in Amherst are built locally, with home-grown pride.

Amherst is a mural town today, home to many, including a sports mural 167 sq. m (1800 sq ft.) in size. Amherst is situated proudly amongst many glorious beaches, all with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. Architecturally sound churches reside in Amherst, as well as children's parks, bird sanctuaries, shopping centers and golf courses. Rich is history, Amherst offers museums and historical homes, as well as guided tours.

Amherst accommodations include bed and breakfasts, inns, motels, cottages and camping.

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Super 8 Amherst
Super 8 Amherst
40 Lord Amherst Drive
Amherst
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Just off Trans-Canadian Highway 104 at Exit 4, on Lord Amherst Drive, our pet-friendly Super 8 Amherst, NS, hotel offers many handy amenities to help you refuel. Start your day off right with free SuperStart superabundant breakfast. Our spacious rooms and suites come equipped with free Wi-Fi, microwave, refrigerator and more. Swim in our indoor pool with 80-foot waterslide.
The Regent Bed & Breakfast
The Regent Bed & Breakfast
175 East Victoria Street
Amherst
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The Regent Bed & Breakfast is located in charming and historic Amherst amidst other heritage homes on famous Victoria Street. Masterfully built by Rhodes Currie Co. in 1898, this spectacular Georgian house has long been admired in the area. Its exquisite and ornate wood trim, five fireplaces and 26 stained and leaded glass windows (all original) are particularly stunning.
Comfort Inn Amherst
Comfort Inn Amherst
143 South Albion St.
Amherst
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We are conveniently located near Amherst Town Square, the Amherst Centre Mall, Tantramar Theatre, Amherst Curling Club, Amherst Golf Club and Amherst Stadium. Located in the heart of the city, this Amherst hotel offers easy access to all major attractions and businesses in the area.
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Ferry - PEI:  172km
Amherst 8 Motel Hotel Amherst 40 Lord Amherst Dr Request Info
Brown's Guest Home Bed & Breakfast B&B Amherst 158 Victoria St East Request Info
Gateway Parklands RV & Trailer Park RV/Camping Amherst 1434 Fort Lawrence Rd Request Info
Ketchum Cottages Long Term Amherst Tidnish & Lorneville
Loch Lomond R.V. Park RV/Camping Amherst 1 Loch Lomond Lane, Upper Nappan Request Info
Nel's Bed & Breakfast B&B Amherst 216 Lake Killarney Road Request Info
Regent Bed & Breakfast B&B Amherst 175 E. Victoria St Request Info
Victorian Motel Hotel Amherst 150 East Victoria St
Victorian Motel Hotel Amherst 150 East Victoria St
Victorian Motel Hotel Amherst 150 East Victoria St
Victorian Motel Hotel Amherst 150 East Victoria St
Victorian Motel Hotel Amherst 150 East Victoria St
Wandlyn Meeting & Convention Center Hotel Amherst 1539 Southampton Rd
Wandlyn Meeting & Convention Center Hotel Amherst 1539 Southampton Rd

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