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Gravesend

Kent

Type:Towns & Villages

Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0TB
Gravesend High Street

About

You will be amazed at all there is to do and see in Gravesend with its surprising combination of fascinating history and modern comfort.

At the heart of the town, and providing a focus for an attractive shopping centre, is St George’s Church, last resting place of Pocahontas, the native American princess. Her statue in the church grounds is a place of modern pilgrimage. The town centre is a delight for shopping with modern and traditional stores, two shopping centres, Town Hall with its busy market and museum, and a newly restored High Street.

Things to do in Gravesend

Facing the church is TOWNCENTRIC, Gravesend’s visitor centre where you will be welcomed with a smile and you will find wealth of information on what to do, where to stay and how to make most of your visit.

The River Thames also provides an ever changing backdrop to the town. Not only can you view the huge merchant ships gliding by, but you can recapture maritime history at Town Pier (the oldest cast iron pier in the world), the new tavern fort and the Chantry Heritage Centre, all linked by an interesting riverside walk for visitors of all ages and enthusiasms. History of the local area can also be uncovered at the Secret Cold War Bunker.

Things to do near Gravesend include England's largest shopping centre at Bluewater and the National Trust property Owletts, which dates back to the 1600s. For things to do near Gravesend this weekend, check out our guide to What's On in Kent.

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What's Nearby

  1. New Tavern Fort

    An 18th-20thC fort with guns and emplacements overlooking the River Thames. The...

    0.26 miles away
  2. Chantry Heritage Centre

    The Chantry offers a wonderful insight into the heritage of the borough of Gravesham, its...

    0.26 miles away
  3. M V Princess Pocahontas

    Day excursions to 'Sample the Thames Experience' on the M V Princess Pocahontas from...

    0.31 miles away
  1. Secret Cold War Bunker

    Refurbished and re-equipped 1950s' underground command post for Gravesend's rescue...

    0.91 miles away
  2. Owletts - National Trust

    Owletts is a small red-brick Charles II house with an interesting garden.

    3.34 miles away
  3. Cobham Hall

    A large house standing in 150 acres of Repton's landscape garden and dating from 1587. It...

    3.87 miles away
  4. Bluewater Shopping Centre

    Bluewater, Europe's largest and most innovative retail and leisure destination.

    4.04 miles away
  5. Darnley Mausoleum


    The Earls of Darnley were usually buried in Westminster Abbey, but by the late 18th...

    4.5 miles away
  6. Buckland Lake Reserve

    Sixty-acre lake with footpaths, cliff top walks, bird hides and views over surrounding...

    5.1 miles away
  7. St John's Jerusalem


    A large garden, moated by the River Darent, around the former chapel of a 13thC...

    6.04 miles away
  8. Temple Manor

    A 13th century great chamber, on a vaulted undercroft, of a manor house of the Knights...

    6.07 miles away
  9. The Orchard Theatre

    The Orchard Theatre was officially opened on the 14th April 1983 by His Royal Highness...

    6.56 miles away
  10. Rochester Castle

    One of the finest keeps in England. Also the tallest, partly built on the Roman city wall...

    6.66 miles away
  11. Guildhall Museum

    Discover the history of Medway from pre-historic times to the present day at the...

    6.68 miles away
  12. Diggerland

    Fun, original and just a little wacky, Diggerland Kent is sure to provide one of the most...

    6.68 miles away
  13. St James' Church

    St James' Church dates from the late 13th century. No evidence of an earlier building...

    6.73 miles away
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