‘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 October
to 31 Oct Call the Midwife Location Tours
5 Choirs Festival
19 Readings by the Dickens Declaimers
19-27 Spooky Pumpkin Trail
19-27 Enchanted Dockyard
2 The King is Coming
2/3 Railway Weekends
16 Rochester Food & Drink Festival
7 Fun, Food & Craft with Santa on the Medway Queen
7 Rochester Christmas Market
7/8 Dickensian Festival

to 26 Oct Patterns for Peace: Tina Lawlor Mottram
16 Nov (to 12 Jan) A Victorian Christmas at Eastgate House
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