Rochester Sweeps Festival flautist in costume
Capstone Farm Country Park
Topes Restaurant,  Rochester
Rochester Castle
HMS Gannet

See and do

Medway is the events capital of the south-east and hosts more than 30 days of free festivals and events each year.  

Individually, the towns of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham 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. Gillingham is home to the Royal Engineers and birthplace of Elizabethan seafarer William Adams.

Whether you're interested in exploring the area's military and maritime connections; seeing the place Charles Dickens loved and wrote about; visiting heritage and family attractions, exploring the great outdoors or enjoying major festivals and events - there's so much to see and do in Medway.

Medway also has a thriving cultural and creative scene. From art galleries and exhibitions to creative festivals, make sure your visit takes in our cultural gems and immerse yourself in the creative talents of local artists and practitioners.



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