CHESTNUTS  B&B
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Tourist Attractions, such as Charles Dickens Festivals, Chatham Dockyard, & Bluewater Shopping Centre, are all within easy reach.
 
CHESTNUTS is a great base from which to explore local attractions, of which there are many.  A direct bus route goes to both Gravesend and the Medway Towns.  The M2 motorway and South Eastern railways provide good links with both London and the Kent coast. 
 
To give a few examples: The new Gravesend Cyclopark which opened recently; three country parks and two wild life conservation areas are within easy reach for cyclists. 
 
For those who like walking: There is Gravesend Fort; 50 acres of woodland to explore right on our doorstep; and one of the country parks is only 1 mile away.  Also, there are many places where you can walk along the banks of the River Medway.
 
By bus: In Chatham there is Chatham Historic Dockyard with its working ropery, flag loft, & mast pond, and many special events throughout the year; the Dockside Outlet Centre is popular for the many shops, restaurants, & cinemas; also nearby is Fort Amherst and the Royal Engineers Museum.  In Rochester there is Rochester Cathedral, the castle & museum, and many Dickens festivals and events to enjoy on selected dates throughout the year.  Guided tours are conducted at the Charles Dicken's Centre and Gads Hill Place when they have open days.  The Bluewater Shopping Centre with its Christmas Ice-rink and Summer Events is also easy to get to by bus or by car. 
 
If you have a car: Chislehurst Caves make a fascinating visit for young & old alike.  For those who like to 'shop till you drop' the Lakeside Shopping Centre is only 30 minutes away, just across the Thames via the Dartford Toll Tunnel.  Upnor Castle is only a few minutes drive away with its exciting history and walks along the river bank.
 
Eating Out
At Chestnuts we are unable to provide evening meals but there are many excellent restaurants within walking distance, or less than 5 minutes away by car. 
 
Several traditional English pubs have restaurants, including:
The Copperfield Carvery which has a large play area for children;
The Sir John Falstaff which serves traditional country fare; 
A Harvester with their traditional menu and salad bar;
The Knowle Country House which can cater for weddings and functions;
The Gardeners Arms,  recently renovated, hope to be serving meals from September 2017;
Anisa is an Indian Restaurant only one minute's walk away.
 
USEFUL LINKS:
Gravesham Towncentric Tourist Office www.gogravesham.co.uk