Gravesend, Kent

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The market town of Gravesend is located on the North Downs. To the east is the seamarsh areas of the Shorne Marshes and to the west is the Swanscombe Marshes. On the river front there are the archaeological remains of a fort built during the reign of Henry VIII in 1543.

Gravesend has one of the oldest surviving markets in the country, its earliest charter dating from 1268.

Gravesend is also famous for:

The Town Pier built in 1834, making it the world's oldest surviving cast iron pier. The pier has recently been refurbished, and a bar and restaurant added.

Windmill Hill offering far reaching views over the Thames estuary.


Gravesend Map

Some of our Twitter favourites from around Kent ...

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

Gravesend 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.


Gravesend blog news

Blog entries

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


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