Chatham Quays
Medieval Merriment event at Rochester Castle characters and children with props
Rochester Castle Concerts shot from stage with crowd and castle behind
Upnor Castle
Chatham Waterfront Bus Station
Big Bike Ride

10 Reasons to Visit

Medway is a diverse and exciting destination with so much to see and do. It is steeped in history and rich in military and maritime heritage.  Here's 10 reasons why a visit to Medway is a must.

1.  History & Heritage
Discover Medway’s history and heritage by visiting some of the most fascinating attractions that are just waiting to explored at Rochester and Chatham.

2. River & Waterways
The River Medway has long been recognised as one of Britain’s most important for leisure activities and has a fascinating and illustrious maritime heritage.  

3. Dickensian Medway
Medway’s most famous resident was the great British author, Charles Dickens. Visit the places that were an inspiration to the author in his works.

4. Festivals and events
Come and enjoy over 30 days of free festivals and events. The calendar includes the Chinese New Year, English festival, Rochester Sweeps and twice-yearly Dickens festivals.

5. Major Sporting Events
Come and explore major national, international major sporting events and competitions at Medway Park, Medway's flagship centre of sporting excellence. 

6. Beautiful green spaces
The breath taking landscapes and spectacular wildlife of the North Kent Marshes are an essential visit to Medway. For nature lovers explore the walking and cycling trails at Capstone or Riverside country parks and RSPB nature reserves.  

7. Theatres
Medway hosts a series of shows, musical  performances and great family entertainment at our theatres in Chatham throughout the year.

8. Culture Quarter
Enjoy a wide variety of arts, crafts, literary festivals and touring exhibitions at the wide variety of Art galleries and studios found across Medway.

9. Business and enterprise
For business, Medway is an ideal base to host a conference, workshop or exhibition.  It is an excellent location for business due to its proximity to London and Channel ports and Eurotunnel.  

10. Easy to get to
Medway is only 30 miles from London and 40 miles from the Channel ports and Eurotunnel. Getting to and around Medway couldn’t be easier by road or rail has the area has excellent public transport links. The high-speed train from London St. Pancras International Station takes just 35 minutes to reach Medway. 

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