‘Rochester: a castle that has trees in the grounds gives the impression that in times of danger not only would the peasants and their herds be offered shelter, but also the local vegetation’

Events coinciding with home games in November
16 Rochester Food & Drink Festival
16 Wine Tasting Festival
30 (to 15 Dec) Rochester Christmas Market
7 Fun, Food & Craft with Santa on the Medway Queen
7 Wartime Christmas Weekend
7/8 Dickensian Festival
19 (to 5 Jan) Christmas Heritage Trail

to 22 Dec A Lasting Peace
16 Nov (to 12 Jan 2020) A Victorian Christmas at Eastgate House
14 Dec (to 11 Jan) Picture Medway
21 Mar 2020 (to 21 Jun) British Tattoo Art Revealed

What to See
You’ll find accounts of Gillingham’s tourist attractions (and the Medway area) in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Medway or Visit Kent.
Links to local attractions include:

Great Lines Heritage Park
Historic Dockyard Chatham
Huguenot Museum

The Medway Queen: restored and resplendent

Medway Queen
Rochester Castle
Rochester Cathedral
Rochester Guildhall Museum
Royal Engineers Museum
The Strand Leisure Park