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Historic Dockyard Chatham (The)
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County - Kent | Map
Tel code: 01634 | code search
Postcode: ME4 | code search
Population: 70500
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Birthplace of:
Zandra Rhodes
William Ridge

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Cultural Britain:
Dickens and Kent
Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

Chatham Events

May
Medway Maritime Festival

October
Halloween Horrors
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Upper Bell Inn
"Its very quiet

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Dickens World
"What an enjoyable day we have had at the Dickens World Attraction.When you first enter, the stage is set with the victorian buildings very cleverly designed. The atomosphere of the ..." More

The Ship & Trades
"Good Points: We thought the Hotel was excellent value and the staff were very helpfull. The rooms were kept to a good standard and were comfortable. Highly recommended. General review: Very ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Chatham | 10 Places to Stay

Chatham - one of Kent's five Medway towns - is a place of remarkable contrasts. The town centre, a cheerful shopping area, betrays little of its own extraordinary history. Only minutes away stands the most extensive concentration of listed buildings in the UK: Chatham's 80-acre Historic Dockyard is the world's most complete example of a dockyard in the Age of Sail. Ancient ships, preserved buildings and museum exhibits recall a dramatic maritime tradition which began with the foundation of this Royal Navy base by Henry VIII. For 400 years, guards protected the privacy of the yard as it constructed ships (famously Nelson's HMS Victory), repaired them, and sent them off to join the Spanish Armada, or the Falklands fleet. In 1984, the dockyards were closed but subsequently opened to the public for the first time, and families now flock to see Victorian sloops, WW2 destroyers, 1960s submarines and important parts of the historic Cutty Sark, taken to Chatham for restoration before a 2007 fire engulfed the vessel in Greenwich. The dockyard complex includes a unique RNXS museum, the Kent Police Museum which exhibits a human scalp, and river cruises on the country's last coal-fired paddle steamer. Nearby is the fascinating Fort Amherst, a perfect Georgian structure built to defend the dockyards, with tunnels and caverns gouged out of the chalk cliffs. Chatham's latest big attraction, the 62 million Dickens World, recreates Victorian England as experienced by the legendary author, who spent a happy childhood in Chatham from 1817 to 1822. For contemporary entertainment, Chatham has two theatres. the Central Theatre presents shows, films, concerts, comedy, panto and plays, while the Brook Theatre also functions as an arts centre. Wildlife lovers enjoy the riverside bird sanctuaries. Darland Banks, running between Chatham and Gillingham, is the biggest stretch of countryside in Medway.

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Attraction

Buckmore Park Karting Ltd
Dickens World
Fort Amherst Heritage Park and Caverns
Historic Dockyard Chatham (The)
Old Brook Pumping Station
Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle

Camping

Woolmans Wood Caravan Park

Classes

Dance - Dance Alley
Yoga - Jennifer Bentley

Club

Secrets Night Club

Doctor

Princes Park Medical Centre
The Halfway Surgery
The Medical Centre
Tunbury Avenue Surgery
Walderslade Medical Centre

Health and Fitness Club

Fitness First Chatham

Inn

The Ship & Trades

Performing Arts

Central Theatre
Fernando Abba Tribute Show
Kings Theatre
Spotlites Theatre Company

Pub and Bar

Command House
General At Sea
Kestrel
Kings Arms
New Fox & Hounds
Robin Hood
Royal George
Upper Bell Inn
Von Alten

Restaurant

Bridgewood Manor
Panda Garden
Paramount Restaurant
Robin Hood
Spice Fusion
Spice Provence

Solicitor

Alston Ashby
Knott

Taxi

ABC Taxis
Airport Taxis
Cab 24 Taxis
Chariot Taxis
Taxi Freephone

Theatre

Central Theatre
Kings Theatre

Vet

Manor Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Chatham Town (Amateur Football)
Lordswood (Amateur Football)
Medkwai Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Walderslade Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Wigmore CC (Cycling)

Shops

Ottakar's PLC
Ginger Lily
Boots
Early Learning Centre
Discount Pet Supplies

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Palmers Pharmacy
Better Eyes
J & J Shoes
Esquires Menswear
Waterstones
BodyShop
Mountain Warehouse
PC World
Wickes
Holland and Barratt
H Samuel
Homebase
Specsavers
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Buds 2 Blooms
P J Steel Jewellers

Antiques

Chatham Antiques

Activities

Linton Motor Yacht Charters(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Kent Cycling Association(Cycling)

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Buckmore Park Karting Ltd(Motor Sports)

Places to Stay near Chatham

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Woodlands B&B (0.81 miles)

Woodlands B&B
Woodlands Bed and Breakfast is a modern, comfortable and friendly family run B&B near Canterbury, Kent. Whitstable, Faversham and Sandwich are all also within easy reach. Twin and Double rooms available, double with en-suite. All ... More
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Howfield Manor Hotel (0.83 miles)

Howfield Manor Hotel

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Howfield Manor is located in the heart of the Kent countryside and set in five acres of landscaped gardens. Visiting Canterbury and the surrounding villages, avoid the traffic by staying ... More

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Homelea Bed & Breakfast (1.46 miles)

Homelea Bed & Breakfast

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Homelea b&b a countryside residence, backing onto the river Stour and North Downs Way, yet only three and a half mile drive from the beautiful Cathedral City of Canterbury. We ... More

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Old Alma (1.88 miles)

Old Alma
Welcome to the charming Old Alma Inn, a family run bed & breakfast The Old Alma is a former Victorian Pub built in 1864 and situated at the historic village of Chilham. At the ... More
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Iffin Farmhouse (2.22 miles)

Iffin Farmhouse
"The accommodation was lovely, the food was great, and the service even better. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know intending to visit Canterbury"
Luxury Bed & Breakfast in the best of both worlds ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk (2.34 miles)

The Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk is situated just 5 miles from the historic town centre of Canterbury at the Gate Service area. The hotel is also within easy reach of many major attractions such as Canterbury ... More | visit website

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Thanington Hotel (2.45 miles)

Thanington Hotel

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This superior Georgian Bed and Breakfast Hotel, with its beautiful, spacious and tranquil accommodation, is only minutes walk to the City centre and Cathedral.

An oasis in a busy tourist city, we ... More

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Woolpack Inn (2.46 miles)

Woolpack Inn

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Tudor beamed houses surround this cosy inn, which is graced by the Grey Lady, a resident, but friendly, ghost! Probably one of the cosiest inns in Kent, if not in England, ... More

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Clare Ellen Guest House (2.50 miles)

Clare Ellen Guest House

Clare Ellen Guest House is a charming Victorian town house dating back to the late 19th Century which retains it's period character whilst offering all the modern conveniences you would expect from a four star ... More | visit website

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Victoria Hotel (2.62 miles)

Victoria Hotel

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"A comfortable modern hotel and restaurant with traditional character and charm" The Victoria is situated a short walk from the heart of the wonderful city of Canterbury. Spacious rooms with all modern ... More

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