Gillingham

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Places to stay in Gillingham

Gillingham lies on the bank of the River Medway as it segues into the English Channel, making it a fantastic maritime destination, with plenty of coastal attractions to explore.

The town is surrounded by the beautiful Kent countryside, boasting enough footpaths and bridleways through the South East's natural wildlife to keep the whole family busy. Check out Gillingham's neighbours, too - Chatham and the city of Rochester are both close by, and offer even more attractions to discover.

 
Hostels in Gillingham
Hostels in Gillingham

YHA's fantastic Medway hostel is set in the heart of Gillingham, in a traditional oast house, within walking distance of most of the town's main attractions. Offering comfortable accommodation and a range of catering options for families, this is the perfect location from which to see Gillingham and rural Kent.

 

Five Free Things To Do In Gillingham

Riverside Country Park
This park covers 100 hectares of varying landscapes, from scrub and grassland to reed beds and mud flats. Walks through the area are ideal for bird-lovers - look out for migrating flocks towards the end of summer!

Capstone Country Park
If you're looking to explore the North Downs, Capstone is definitely the place to go - here you'll find ancient woodlands to explore and beautiful meadows, ideal for picnicking.

Fort Amerhurst
This 17th century fort was once a strategic naval base, and now contains 20 acres of landscaped gardens to enjoy free of charge. Among the grounds you'll find fortifications, sculptures and even cannons!

Visit Rochester
Rochester is a small cathedral city close to Gillingham, and is ideal for a short excursion. The cathedral itself is one of the oldest and tallest in the UK, while the streets around it are packed with tea shops.

Chatham
Chatham is best known for its historical dockyards, which boast navy collections and artefacts from iconic battles. The modern docks are just as fascinating, and ideal for a riverside walk to enjoy an ice-cream and watch the boats go by.

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