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Strood stands on the northern banks of the River Medway at its lowest bridging point, looking across the water to Rochester's magnificent Norman castle and cathedral - the second oldest in England. Although Strood is now a largely residential district, its history goes back to Roman times and its development was very much allied to the river, with a variety of businesses and industries springing up during the 1800s to cater for the nearby Chatham Dockyard. Nowadays, thanks to excellent road and rail links to London, Strood is popular as a commuter town. Its shopping streets feature a combination of familiar chain stores and independent shops, and it also offers a small retail park and a twice-weekly traditional market in the town centre, attracting customers from all over the Medway area. There's fun for all the family at Strood Leisure Centre, which has swimming pools, a gym, a sauna and steam room, and a football area, and at Medway Valley Park, a riverside entertainment centre. This bustling complex hosts a multiplex cinema, several restaurants, a nightclub and a leisure centre. Nearby, the Diggerland adventure park gives children and adults an action-packed experience, driving and riding in dumper trucks and diggers.



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Lightship16 Apartments (2.06 miles)

Lightship16 Apartments
A two bedroom apartment available on one of Englandís oldest wooden ship, built just after the battle of Trafalgar from massive teak timbers, itís quite an experience. Restored in 2011 to a high standard with ... More | visit website
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The Ship & Trades (2.24 miles)

The Ship & Trades

One of the jewels in Shepherd Neame's crown, The Ship & Trades is a spacious and stylish pub with accommodation overlooking a yacht basin.

The upstairs level has marvellous views across the Medway towards Upnor Castle ... More | visit website

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King Charles Hotel (2.35 miles)

King Charles Hotel
The King Charles Hotel is situated in the heart of Medway, and an ideal base for exploring Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London. We are just a short drive away from many famous attractions, including ... More | visit website
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Inn on the Lake (3.51 miles)

Inn on the Lake
The Inn on the Lake is a family run hotel set in twelve acres of woodlands and overlooking two fine lakes. It is within one hour's drive of the Channel and just ten minutes ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Rochester - Chatham (3.98 miles)

Holiday Inn Rochester - Chatham

A warm welcome awaits you at the Holiday Inn Rochester - Chatham hotel situated within easy reach of the Medway towns of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. Plentiful on-site parking is available for all our guests. Our ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Gillingham (4.24 miles)

Premier Inn Gillingham
Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is near to Gillingham Business Park. Ideally located within easy reach of the M2. Local attractions include Bluewater shopping centre, Gillingham Ice Bowl, ... More | visit website
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Bridgewood Manor (4.34 miles)

Bridgewood Manor

Bridgewood Manor Hotel is conveniently situated for excellent shopping at Bluewater and sightseeing at the historical city of Rochester, the fascinating Chatham Historic dockyards and the new Dickens World attraction. This hotel offers fine dining ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Gravesend (A2/Singlewell) (4.85 miles)

Premier Inn Gravesend (A2/Singlewell)
Located within easy reach of the A2 and M25. Close to Ebbsfleet International station linking to Paris, Lille and Brussels. Local attractions include Woodlands Park and Bluewater shopping centre. For shops and local amenities Gravesend ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Medway M2 (4.89 miles)

Travelodge Medway M2

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Gillingham A2 (5.09 miles)

Premier Inn Gillingham A2
Situated in Rainham, just 10 minutesí drive from Gillingham centre, Premier Inn Gillingham offers spacious bedrooms, free parking and a traditional restaurant. Chatham is a 10-minute drive away. With flat-screen TVs and modern decor, the large ... More | visit website

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