Attractions - The Beaumont
Gillingham Football Club
Priestfield Stadium has been virtually re-built since the current Chairman Paul Scally took over in 1995. On one side of the ground is the impressive two tiered, Medway Stand, opened in 2000 , with a row of executive boxes (the type which you can sit outside of) running across the middle. Opposite is the tidy all seater Gordon Road Stand. Unfortunately though, it contains a number of supporting pillars, which may hinder your view. This also has an unusual TV gantry perched on its roof. The Rainham End, has also been re-developed, with a single tier cantilevered stand, which replaced a former terrace.
The unique Georgian house of Belmont, set in beautiful gardens and surrounded by classical English country parkland, commands stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside. It is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of architect Samuel Wyatt. Whilst the house and gardens evolved over the years, it remained the seat of successive Lords Harris from 1801 until the Sixth Lord's death in 1995. The Harris family played a significant role in British expansion overseas during the 19th century. Belmont contains fabulous mementoes of the family's history and travels - fine paintings, furniture, Indian silverware and the finest collection of clocks in private hands in the country;a collection assembled by the 5th Lord.
Canterbury (18 miles)
England's most famous cathedral city:‘an architect's delight, an historian's dream, a shopper's haven.’
Leeds Castle (10 miles)
A castle for all seasons and one of the most romantic and historic buildings in the country.
Rochester (10 miles)
Another attractive cathedral city with strong ties to Charles Dickens.
Chatham Dockyard (8 miles)
Recently awarded the Kent family attraction of the year.
Just 15 minutes away by car or train are blue flag beaches and miles of scenic coastline.
Sittingbourne Light Railway
Steam trains operating between the town’s paper mills at Sittingbourne & Kemsley
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Set in 90 acres of ancient parkland, this is one of the best animal parks in the UK