Welcome to Medway
Medway is one of the south-east’s most aspiring and developing destinations, marrying its celebrated heritage with a rapidly emerging continental-style cultural scene.
It is ideally located, close to London and within easy reach of the channel ports. Medway takes its name from the magnificent river that flows through it and comprises of the three major towns of Rochester, Chatham, and Gillingham.
Individually, the towns have their own place in history and unique identity – in particular Rochester with its iconic castle and cathedral and connections to Charles Dickens, and Chatham with its maritime and military heritage and defences. Together, they provide a diverse and exciting shared story visitor experience.
The area is the south-east’s festival and events capital – hosting more than 30 days of free festivals and events each year. From bustling street festivals, open air concerts and theatre performances to major international sporting events at Medway Park.
Planning your visit
Whatever your interest, Medway is full of things to see and do.
A visit to Medway couldn't be easier. Situated just 30 miles from London and 40 miles from the Channel ports and Eurotunnel it's an easy place to get to by rail, road or air.
Need some ideas for planning your visit? There's plenty to choose from in Medway from cosy accommodation providers, spectacular heritage and family fun attractions to exciting seasonal festivals and events.
Our top things to do
To get an idea on what Medway has to offer, why not take a look at our video.