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A CITY & VILLAGE TOURS DAYTRIP

MEDWAY & THE MOVIES

With visits to little known Upnor Village and Castle and a film locations tour at Chatham Dockyard this entertaining guided day offers your group something a little bit different for 2019.


You'll meet the Blue Badge Guide at 10.30am for time to buy morning refreshments after which we are going to explore the old seafarer's haunt of Upnor - a sleepy backwater next to Rochester.


The picture postcard tiny High Street ends at riverside gate through which we step back in time. During Henry VIII's reign the Upper Medway was the principal anchorage for the Royal Navy.


Elizabeth I built this turreted castle to counter the Spanish threat. One hundred years later it was to be the Dutch who breached the defences.

The Raid on the Medway is described in Samuel Pepys famous diaries of the 1660s, and was England's greatest Naval defeat. We tell the cracking tale of this forgotten battle exactly where it happened.


Upnor Castle looks across the Medway to Chatham Dockyard, which built and repaired ships for the Royal Navy for over 400 years.

After free time for lunch enjoy a film locations tour - a fun way to explore the unspoiled Georgian and Victorian buildings. We tell the Dockyard story and discover locations from Call the Midwife and Mr Selfridge to Downton Abbey and cinema blockbusters Les Miserables and Sherlock Holmes.


This isn't the tour with the ladies dressed up as the nurses! It's led by our Blue Badge Tour Guide.


Following time to buy tea you'll be ready to head for home at 4.45pm.

Adults: £39  Seniors: £35


Available daily April-October





Price Valid to 31 March 2020

5 miles

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