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24 Best Chatham Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Chatham is best known for its contribution to trade with its historic dockyard. Those who carefully watch Call the Midwife might recognise it from the hit BBC drama, where much of the series was filmed. If you’re not a fan, you might instead be enticed by Chatham’s historical appeal. Chatham has had a large involvement in British boats over the years, including the HMS Cavalier which has now been turned into a museum. In close proximity to the town is the beautiful Rochester Cathedral, and there’s plenty more to see in the various museums around the area.

 

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24 Most Popular Attractions in Chatham

1. Buckmore Park

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1634 201562
  • Buckmore Park Kart Circuit, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Sun 10am-8pm Mon-Fri 8am-10pm Sat 8am-9pm

2. Great Lines Heritage Park

  • Free
  • +44 1634 331176
  • Great Lines Heritage Park, Great Lines, Gillingham, United Kingdom
  • Daily

3. The Poachers Pocket

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1634 864430
  • The Poachers Pocket, Walderslade Road, Chatham, England ME5 0NB, United Kingdom
  • Daily

4. Central Theatre

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1634 338338
  • Central Theatre, High Street, Chatham, England ME4 4AS, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-3pm

5. Pentagon Shopping Centre

  • Free
  • +44 1634 405388
  • Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Sun 9am-4pm Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

6. The Command Pub

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1634 921543
  • The Command House, Dock Road, Chatham, England ME4 4TX, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sun 12pm-11am

7. Squirrells Riding School

  • Prices vary
  • +44 1634 681000
  • Squirrells Riding School, Common Road, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Tue 9am-6pm Wed 9am-8pm Fri-Sun 9am-5pm

8. The Thomas Waghorn

  • Prices vary
  • +44 1634 405422
  • The Thomas Waghorn, Railway Street, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Daily

9. The Historic Dockyard Chatham

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1634 823800
  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Church Lane, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 11am-4pm

10. The Waggon at Hale Bar

  • Prices vary
  • +44 1634 400800
  • Waggon at Hale, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-11pm Sun 10am-9pm

11. Fort Amherst

  • Free
  • +44 1634 847747
  • Fort Amherst, Dock Road, Chatham, England ME4 4UB, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-4pm

12. Tiger Moth

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1634 861653
  • Tiger Moth - Flaming Grill, Highview Drive, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Daily

13. White Lion

  • Prices vary
  • +44 1634 843671
  • White Lion Hotel, High Street, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 12pm-10:30pm

14. Bluebll Hill Picnic Site

  • Free
  • 01622662012
  • Bluebell Hill Picnic Site, Common Road, Chatham, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-5pm

15. Flip Out

  • Upon booking
  • 0845 241 2029
  • FLIP OUT CHATHAM, Saint Mary's Island, England ME4 4ZJ, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-10pm

Top Attractions

The top attraction in Chatham is the Historic Dockyard Chatham where there are eighty acres containing many naval and maritime historical exhibits. The famous HMS Victory was built in the yard, remembered for being the ship that Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed in the Battle of Trafalgar. At one time, thousands of men worked at this dockyard. Today the museum demonstrates 400 years of Naval history, shows you things like how to work rope, and allows access to HMS Cavalier, HMS Gannet, and the Ocelot.

Kids & Family

For a day out all the family will enjoy, go to Napoleonic Fort Amherst. After 300 years of history, there are endless tunnels, buildings and fortifications to explore. Ghost tours are the rage here, with the Fort being one of Kent’s most haunted locations. Don’t get lost in the underground passageways without a torch because you may not be alone. The kids will also enjoy Flip Out, the local trampoline park.

Shopping & Nightlife

The Old Docklands have been converted to all manner of things including a shopping area, Docklands Factory Outlet Shopping Centre. The other big mall is the Pentagon Shopping Centre. At night there are numerous pubs to visit to liven your nightlife.

Day Tours

With London being so close, there are a multitude of exciting places to visit for the day. Go for a sail with Jetstream Tours. Or spend the day at the Bridgewood Manor Day Spa for a day of sheer luxury.

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