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

Welcome to Medway

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 or enjoying major festivals and events - you will find a choice and variety of things to see and do in Medway.

What's on and Where

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.

Our top things to do