Medway attracts over 4.6m visitors each year, many enjoying our array of free festivals and events, and world-class military, religious and industrial heritage.
It is home to the highest concentration of listed buildings and scheduled monuments in the country, two theatres, and the Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive (the only designated collection in Kent).
Medway has received significant Heritage Lottery Fund investment, at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Rochester Cathedral, Eastgate House, the Huguenot Museum and the Great Lines Heritage Park.
The River Medway has an increasingly bustling and vibrant waterfront with exciting development opportunities – distinct from it’s protected and highly-valued marshland areas – and is at the heart of Medway’s plans. Culturally, Medway excels.
The rural areas of Medway offer great opportunities for walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing and water sports. The area has some of the highest value landscapes, environmental and heritage features, many derived from the area’s military past. The RSPB has major reserves on the Hoo Peninsula at High Halstow and Cliffe, offering spectacular views of birdlife over the marshes. Ranscombe Farm Reserve in Cuxton occupies 560 acres on the slopes of the Kent Downs, offering opportunities for quiet walks with links to the wider countryside.
If you need to keep the kids busy, we’ve got you covered. There are pools, parks, and play sessions aplenty. And for the more adventurous, there’s so much to enjoy. What are you waiting for?
Medway boasts a fabulous choice of independent eateries and chain restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
Super athlete or just after keeping fit, there are so many places and things to try.
Charming artisan shops lining Rochester’s cobbled High Street or big brand names at our shopping centres there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Lose yourself in the beautiful country and riverside parks around Medway. Equivalent in size to 14 Hyde Parks you can walk, cycle and enjoy the great outdoors all year round.
In Medway you can walk in the footsteps of history, rich with castles, cathedral and museums and enjoy wonderful arts in our galleries.
Medway’s rapidly emerging continental-style cultural scene is proving a magnet for artists, performers, and many others.
With the River Medway located at its heart, there’s so many things to enjoy doing on or in the water, with or without a wetsuit!