Explore Medway Open Top Bus 2017

24 Jul 2017 - 03 Sep 2017

There's no better way to explore what Medway has to offer than aboard the only open top tour bus in Kent.

Tours start from the coach bays at the back of Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester - however, if getting to this starting point is a problem, don't worry you can join the bus at any of the stops en-route.

Simply just turn up at any of the pick-up points and buy your all day, hop on/off ticket from the driver.

This year's on board commentary will take you back to the year 1667 where we commemorate the  Battle of Medway - a daring assault on the English which changed the course of English naval history and ended the Second Anglo-Dutch war.  Special exhibitions to commemorate the Battle of Medway can be visited at the Guildhall Museum and The Historic Dockyard Chatham and new interpretation can be found at Upnor Castle.   A series of special events and activities will be taking place across Medway between 8-17 June, please visit Medway Council's website for details.

To reach Upnor Castle, you will need to change at Chatham Waterfront Bus Station and catch another bus service and purchase a separate ticket to Upnor. A meet 'n' greeter will be on board the bus throughout the service to look after you and ensure you have an enjoyable journey.

If you intend to meet the bus travelling by public transport or in your own car, please visit www.medway.gov.uk (parking and transport section). Here you will find a full list on where to park in Rochester and Chatham.

Tours depart on the hour from 11am to 4pm from the coach bays at Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester.  From July, 24 to 3 September.

2017 Timetable  Upnor Castle  The Historic Dockyard Chatham Guildhall Museum Battle of Medway




  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours