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Welcome to Chatham

Poised on the River Medway in Kent, maritime Chatham was mentioned in the Domesday Book; however, it gained real prominence in the 16th century when a royal dockyard was established. Today, the 18th-century Chatham Historic Dockyard is one of the most expansive and best-preserved in the country and visiting is among the top things to do in Chatham, alongside exploring nearby highlights such as the Napoleonic Fort Amherst, historic barracks, and the Royal Engineers Museums. Chatham is additionally renowned for its connection to Charles Dickens, who spent part of his childhood in the town.

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Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

The 12th-century Leeds Castle is among Europe’s best preserved medieval landmarks, with more than nine centuries of history represented in the building and grounds. Sprawled over 500 acres (202 hectares) and surrounded by a regal moat, the stone castle and its gardens offer a peek into the past as well as a variety of present-day, quintessentially English events and activities.More
Chatham Historic Dockyard

Chatham Historic Dockyard

Maritime galleries, Cold War vessels, and a restored Victorian Ropery are among the highlights at the impressive Chatham Historic Dockyard, a sprawling 80-acre (32-hectare) naval complex among the best of its kind in Britain. Learn about British naval history in a hands-on way at this family-friendly attraction, which holds free talks and tours daily.More

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