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Things to do in Gravesend

Large town on the south bank of the Thames with the world's oldest surviving cast iron pier

Are you looking for things to do in Gravesend? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Gravesend Town Pier



 

  Attractions

Gravesend Promenade FREE

This broad promenade is the ideal place for a stroll along the riverside on a sunny day. There is a park and cafe too.
Gordon Promenade
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 2BS

Recommended by Lucy Osborne, Gravesend
“'its just our local main park but it is right next to the river, you can watch the boats go by and feed the swans, lovely cafe, lovely well maintained gardens, good variety of parks, have good free events on such as fireworks displays and regattas and 2 day festivals'”

 

Milton Chantry

English Heritage - Mainly encased in brick but still retaining its 14th century timber roof, this was in turn part of a hospital,.
The Terrace
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 2BH

 

Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway

Situated within the Historic Dockyard of Chatham, the CHDR has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains.
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TY

 

Cobham Wood And Mausoleum

National Trust - A recently restored 18th-century mausoleum, designed by James Wyatt, and set in peaceful woodland.
near Cobham
Kent
DA12 3HX

 

Rochester Castle

English Heritage - Strategically placed astride the London Road, guarding an important crossing of the River Medway.
Rochester
Kent
ME1 1SW

 

Tilbury Fort

English Heritage - Spend a great family day out at Tilbury Fort in Essex. Explore the magazine houses or the bastion magazine.
No 2 Office Block, The Fort
Tilbury
Essex
RM18 7NR

 

Temple Manor

English Heritage - Part of a manor house of the Knights Templar, built in about 1240, with a fine first floor hall.
Strood
Kent
ME2 3HT

 

Coalhouse Fort FREE

Coalhouse Fort was built between the years 1861 and 1874 partly under the direction of General Gordon (of Khartoum).
Princess Margaret Road
East Tilbury
Essex
RM18 8PB

 

Chatham Historic Dockyard

Chatham Historic Dockyard is a maritime museum on part of the site of the former royal/naval dockyard at Chatham.
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TE

01634823800

Recommended by Varney Singh, London

 

Fort Amherst FREE

Britain’s largest Napoleonic Fortress and provides a great day out for all the family.
Dock Road
Chatham
ME4 4UB

01634847747

Recommended by Steve Daniels, Maidstone

 

Dickens World

Dickens World takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Charles Dickens’ lifetime.
Leviathan Way
Chatham Maritime
Kent
ME4 4LL

 

Owletts

National Trust - Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker.
The Street
Gravesend
DA12 3AP

 

Upnor Castle

English Heritage - Magical Elizabethan castle set in tranquil grounds.
Rochester
Kent
ME2 4XG

Recommended by Sue Bell, East Farleigh

 
 

  Museums

Kent Police Museum

The Police Museum was started as a collection of Police memorabilia in the 1960's by officers who wanted to show our history.
The Historic Dockyard
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TE

 

Royal Engineers Museum And Library

Fascinating look at the Royal Engineers.
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham
ME4 4UG

01634822839

 
 

  Parks

Ashenbank Wood FREE

The Woodland Trust owns 29.95ha of Ashenbank Wood, the majority of which was bought in 1984.
Gravesham
DA12 3BH

 
 

  Bowling

AMF Bowling Gravesend

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Imperial Business Park
Westmill
DA11 0DQ

Recommended by Helen Mudd, Gravesend

 

Cobham Bowls Club

One of the oldest bowls clubs in Kent.
The Recreation Field
Cobham
Kent
DA12 3BN

01474813072

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Chatham

Multi-screen cinema.
Dickens World
Leviathon Way
ME4 4LL

03330144501

Recommended by David Jones, Chatham

 

Cineworld Rochester

Multi-screen cinema.
Medway Valley Leisure Park
Chariot Way
Rochester
ME2 2SS

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

The Woodville

Multi-purpose arts centre offering an eclectic programme.
Woodville Place
Gravesend
DA12 1DD

Recommended by Betty Gray, Gravesend

 

Woodville Halls Theatre

Popular local theatre.
Woodville Place
Gravesend
DA12 1DD

01474337774

 

Brook Theatre

Thriving arts centre where you can explore theatre, dance classes, gallery exhibitions and arts workshops.
Old Town Hall
Chatham
ME4 4SE

 
 

  Golf

Rochester & Cobham Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
Park Pale
Rochester
Kent
ME2 3UL

 
 

  Leisure centres

Cascades Leisure Centre

Modern leisure centre offering a vast range of activities for all ages.
Thong Lane
Gravesend
DA12 4LG

Recommended by Clare McDonald, Gravesend

 

Medway Park

At Medway Park there is something for everyone.
Mill Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 1HF

 

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