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Medway

Medway Towns

Type:Towns & Villages

Kent, ME1 1LX

Tel: +44 01634 333333

Medway

About

Relax and enjoy the sensational historic capital in Maritime Kent, encompassing Rochester and Chatham. 

Retreat and let down your defences in the fantastic surroundings of the ancient city of Rochester, home to England’s second oldest cathedral standing proudly next to its inseparable twin Rochester Castle.

Rochester boosts a variety of antique shops, restaurants, tea rooms and has a wealth of buildings of great architectural and historic interest. These include the impressive 17th century Guildhall Museum with its excellent museum, Restoration House, an imposing red brick mansion beautifully restored to its original splendour.

The novelist Charles Dickens lived in the area and included the city in his works.  Chatham is home to The Historic Dockyard, one of the world’s most important and fascinating maritime locations and a prospective World Heritage Site along with its defences of the Napoleonic Fort Amherst and Upnor Castle.

The Royal Engineers Museum with exhibits of national and international importance, and ‘Kingswear Castle’ the last coal-fired paddle steamer remaining in service in Britain. No trip to Medway will be complete without a visit to our superb collection of heritage attractions and of course, experiencing the atmosphere of our colourful and lively festivals.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Medway District is about 33 miles south east of London, is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M25 and M2 and is well served by public transport.

What's Nearby

  1. The Historic Dockyard Chatham

    2016 is a year of continuous discovery and exploration at The Historic Dockyard Chatham,…

    0.04 miles away
  2. Royal Engineers Museum

    There is something for all the family. Zulu War items, Boer War, World Wars I and II,…

    0.42 miles away
  3. The Brook Theatre

    Formerly Chatham Town Hall, The Brook Theatre is a hive of entertainment, activity and…

    0.64 miles away
  1. The Central Theatre

    Located in the heart of Chatham town centre, this beautiful 965-seat venue is already…

    0.82 miles away
  2. Upnor Castle

    This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by…

    0.83 miles away
  3. Oare Gunpowder Works County Park

    Oare Gunpowder Works - Gunpowder was manufactured at Oare for several centuries on a site…

    0.91 miles away
  4. Eastgate House

    Situated in the heart of historic Rochester, Eastgate House featured in the work of…

    1.02 miles away
  5. Huguenot Museum

    The Huguenot Museum tells the story of Britain's first refugees: the skills they brought…

    1.03 miles away
  6. Guildhall Museum

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

    1.07 miles away
  7. Rochester Cathedral

    Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest cathedral in England having been founded in AD…

    1.07 miles away
  8. Rochester Castle

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

    1.15 miles away
  9. St Peter's Church Sandwich

    St Peter's Church Sandwich

    1.16 miles away
  10. Temple Manor

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

    1.86 miles away
  11. Diggerland

    DIGGERLAND IS THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE UK THEME PARK EXPERIENCE
    …where children and adults…

    2.32 miles away
  12. Capstone Farm Country Park

    Capstone Farm Country Park is one of Medway's finest green spaces, offering wonderful…

    2.69 miles away
  13. Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre

    Chatham Ski Centre has the longest artificial slope in the South East and is the premier…

    3.03 miles away
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