Chatham, Kent

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Chatham is known for its historically important naval dockyard, with records dating back to 880AD. The dockyard was established in 1568 by Elizabeth I, and famous ships to be launched there include HMS Victory in the 18th Century.

Many fortifications were built on the stretch of water surrounding the docks to protect the dockyard from attack, many of these still remain.

Today Chatham is a market town, attractions include the historic dockyard, a paddle steamer and the recently created Dickens World.


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Sunset at Whitstable now. So long since i've seen the sun set ....

30 Oct 13

beautiful day in Broadstairs!

14 Aug 13

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About Kent

Chatham is located in the county of Kent. Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', but also boasts many miles of coastline stretching round from the Thames estuary to East Sussex. The coast line includes the famous white cliffs of Dover.


Chatham blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
Top 5 Coastal Breaks
December 12, 2011


Chatham attractions, places to stay, and things to do

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