Take a fortifying break in the Med

Rochester Castle

FOR THE second year running, six visitor attractions in the Medway area of Kent have joined forces to provide The Medway Attractions Pass. All six attractions are located in or very close to the riverside and all owe their existence to the river. The pass is a great value way to explore the history of the Medway.

FOR THE second year running, six visitor attractions in the Medway area of Kent have joined forces to provide The Medway Attractions Pass.

The six attractions taking part are: Rochester Castle – one of the best-preserved and tallest Norman keeps in the country, built in 1127; The Historic Dockyard in Chatham – with displays of over 400 years of Britain’s maritime heritage in the form of restored ships, museum displays and masterful modern interpretation techniques; Upnor Castle – built to protect the Royal Dockyard at Chatham, The Kingswear Castle – a paddle steamer of 1920s vintage on the river Medway; Dickens World – an attraction which includes a dark boat ride, a 3D film, a haunted gallery of characters and an interactive Victorian schoolroom; The Royal Engineers Museum – a nationally designated museum collection, telling the story of the Sappers, renowned for their skills of bridge building, engineering prowess and their key role in many military campaigns.

All six attractions are located in or very close to the riverside and all owe their existence to the river.  Adult passes cost £30 and childrens £15, valid to 31 October 2009.

The passes can be bought in person or from Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street. Tel: (01634) 843666.

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