Welcome to Medway - Your ideal #Staycation destination
From castles, cathedrals, museums and galleries to family attractions, beautiful riverside walks and natural adventures galore, Medway is the perfect place to spend time together this summer.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of our most famous resident - Charles Dickens. Find out more about our connection to one of the world's most famous writers and enjoy our virtual Dickens 150 celebration.
We would recommend you contact attractions directly before you travel in order to avoid any possible disappointment. Discover more... Please also refer to the current Government guidelines for further information or check the Medway Council's website for details and local advice.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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, theatre performances to major international sporting events at Medway Park.
For inspiration of how to spend a break in Medway, click here...