Rochester Castle and Cathedral
HMS Cavalier
Chatham Quays
Upnor Castle
Rochester Castle
Gillingham war memorial

Destinations

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 five towns of Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Strood and Rainham.

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, open air concerts and theatre performances to major international sporting events at Medway Park.