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Medway is an area with something for everyone.

There are leisure facilities for all ages, ranging from the latest sports attractions to country parks. The council also runs a number of leisure centres in Medway.

The area is well known for its rich heritage. The Romans and Normans each left their mark and the area also has a long seafaring tradition. Rochester Castle and Cathedral and the Historic Dockyard Chatham are just some of the great landmarks.

Charles Dickens grew up in Chatham and Rochester. Many of Dickens’ books feature places and buildings in Medway.

Shoppers are well catered for in Medway. As well as local shopping centres, the area has larger shopping centres at the Pentagon Centre in Chatham, Hempstead Valley in Gillingham and the Dockside Outlet Centre at Chatham Maritime.

Contemporary art exhibitions showing local, national and international artists can be found throughout Medway. The exhibitions can be thought-provoking and challenging. Theatres in the area provide a mixed programme of professional and amateur productions.P>

The council’s libraries combine the latest technology with a strong focus on customer service.

For more information about what’s happening in Medway, use the new Enjoy Medway website to find out about Medway's schedule of events, outdoor activities, festivals and performances.