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Medway is a vibrant aspiring city for the 21st century located
at the historic heart of the north Kent coast in South East
It is one of the south-east’s most aspiring and developing
destinations, marrying its celebrated heritage with a rapidly
emerging continental-style cultural scene.
Medway takes its name from the river that flows through it and
comprises the five towns of Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham
Individually, the towns have their own place in history and
unique identity – in particular Rochester with its iconic castle
and cathedral and connections to Charles Dickens, and Chatham with
its maritime and military heritage and defences. Together, they
provide a diverse and exciting visitor experience.
Medway is home to some of the finest museums in the country,
including the new No. 1 Smithery at the Historic Dockyard.
However, it is one of its most natural attributes – the river –
that is the golden thread running through Medway’s visitor
The waterfront region of Chatham Maritime with its attractive
marina, shopping and new Quays development, sit alongside heritage
attractions including The Historic Dockyard, Upnor Castle and the
defences of the Great Lines, which is on the UK’s shortlist as a
World Heritage Site.
For those seeking a spot of retail therapy, Medway’s shopping
offer ranges from historic high streets and traditional town
centres to modern indoor shopping complexes. And for the more
active visitors, not-to-miss attractions include the Chatham Ski
Centre, Diggerland, Buckmore Park karting track and the Gillingham
For more information visit www.enjoymedway.org
Medway can provide a range of accommodation options to meet the
needs of event organisers, spectators and visiting teams.
The area has a number of good quality three and four star
hotels. Alternatively, we can offer quality self-catering or
catered accommodation at the Universities at Medway campus, which
is within walking distance of Medway Park.
Medway works in partnership with leading local hotels and can
help you negotiate special event rates and accommodation
The hotel options include a three star independent hotel
immediately neighbouring the Medway Park site, plus other budget
brand hotels in close proximity. Alternatively, there are larger
hotels with health suites and conference facilities within Medway
and close to the motorway network.
The accommodation used by students from the Universities at
Medway campus can recreate the atmosphere of an athletes’ village.
In total there are potentially more than 800 rooms available to
The Liberty Quays site, used by the University of Kent,
opened in September 2009 and offers quality studio apartments or
clusters of en suite rooms with shared kitchens and relaxation
areas. The accommodation is secure and also has shops, a laundry
and meeting/relaxation rooms.
The University of Greenwich accommodation is even closer to
Medway Park, offering modern apartments with five or six individual
en suite rooms. Teams can chose between self-catering or on-site
catering provided by the universities.