Medway Towns


Type:Towns & Villages

Kent, ME4 4TR

Tel: 016 3433 8141

Medway Towns


Medway is a vibrant, thriving destination offering enriching experiences with many stories to tell. It takes its name from the magnificent river that flows through it and comprises of the five towns of Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Strood.

The area featured in the works of Charles Dickens, who lived here as a child and returned as an established authour. Many of the buildings that can be found in Rochester carry plaques, giving details of how Dickens incorporated the site into his novels.

Whether you are interested in exploring the places Charles Dickens loved and wrote about, visiting heritage and family attractions, or attending one of our fabulous festivals - you will find an area packed with excitement, variety and unique experiences.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M2/A2 and M20 follow the signs for Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

Public Transport Directions

Medway has five main rail stations: Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham. All have frequent services from London Victoria and Charing Cross with High Speed trains now operating into St. Pancras.

What's Nearby

  1. The Brook Theatre

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

    0.25 miles away
  2. The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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

    0.39 miles away
  3. The Central Theatre

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

    0.41 miles away
  1. Royal Engineers Museum

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

    0.57 miles away
  2. Eastgate House

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

    0.76 miles away
  3. St Peter's Church Sandwich

    St Peter's Church Sandwich

    0.76 miles away
  4. Huguenot Museum

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

    0.8 miles away
  5. Rochester Cathedral

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

    0.86 miles away
  6. Oare Gunpowder Works County Park

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

    0.88 miles away
  7. Guildhall Museum

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

    0.92 miles away
  8. Rochester Castle

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

    0.97 miles away
  9. Upnor Castle

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

    1.24 miles away
  10. Temple Manor

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

    1.69 miles away
  11. Capstone Farm Country Park

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

    2.41 miles away
  12. Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre

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

    2.76 miles away
  13. Riverside Country Park

    Riverside Country Park is an excellent site for Winter birdwatching.
    Situated alongside…

    3.15 miles away
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