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Shopping within (0.2MI) - Chatham Marina (0.3MI) - Town Centre (1.6MI)
Leisure Club within (2.5MI) - Golf within (3.8MI) - Ice Skating Rink within (4.5MI)

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Chatham Historic Dockyard - Family Attraction - 2 minute walk

The birth place of the many famous fighting ships including, Nelsons flagship HMS Victory.  Visitors can take a fascinating journey through the 400 years of maritime history of Chatham and the Royal Navy in the Museum of the Royal Dockyard.

Dickens_World_300x160Dickens World – Family Attraction - 5 minute walk
Step back in time in Dickensian England to experience the highs and lows of urban life complete with sounds and smells!  Offering a unique showcase for one of the worlds best loved storytellers, Dickens World will truly offer visitors the “day out of a lifetime”

Book our Dickensian Package.

Dockside outlet Centre – Local Shopping Centre - 5 minute walk
Enjoy some fantastic shopping by the water’s edge.  Open seven days a week, with discounted stores selling famous leading brands.  Constructed in a Grade II listed Victorian building, the former dockyard boiler house offers great shopping and more for all the family.

Fort Amherst – Family Attraction – 15 minute walk/3 minute drive
This impressive fortress shows how soldiers of the Napoleonic period lived and fought.  For details on ghost tours, re-enactments and special family events during bank holidays and school holidays please check the website

Snow_300x160Chatham Ski Slope – Family Fun Day – 15 minute drive
Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre has the longest artificial slope in Kent and the South East and is the premier wintersports facility in the region. Teaching of ski and snowboard is also available.
* Ramada Encore Chatham Guests will receive 10% discount

Upnor Castle – Family Attraction – 10 minute drive
Set in the pretty village of Upper Upnor on the banks of the River Medway.  The castle was originally built 1559 as a gun fort on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I to defend her warships at anchor in the naval dockyard.

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Rochester’s Victorian High Street, with its traditional atmosphere, offers fine dining, special events and historic attractions all in one unique place.  The High street lined with many family-owned business, is a place to seek out paintings and porcelain, jewellery, handbags and accessories.  Throughout the year special festivals and events are held in Rochester.  These include open air-concerts, the Sweeps festival and the twice-yearly Dickens festivals.

Rochester Castle – Family Attraction - 5/10 minute drive
The castle is known as one of the most complete and finest examples of Norman architecture in England, built in 1087 by Bishop Gundulf, one of Williams the Conquerors finest architects.

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The Ward Rooms are a collection of stately rooms, with vaulted beamed ceilings and oak paneled walls is available for private hire for functions and events.

Medway Sailing
Would you like to participate in a leisurely Sailing trip on the River Medway?
From our base in Chatham Marina; enjoy a relaxed introduction to those unfamiliar with sailing. Participation is encouraged but not required and will be fully supervised by a Royal Yachting Association qualified Skipper.
We offer anything from a taster trip of 2 hours to about 5 hours allowing for a light lunch in a secluded area. We can even offer trips to France or up the East Coast for those with more time on their hands.