Gravesham is a borough in North West Kent, situated on the River Thames and incorporating Gravesend and Northfleet. You can enjoy many leisure activities along the banks of the River or in the exceptional countryside. Escape the bustle of the town centre by visiting one of the many charming surrounding villages, which include Cobham, Higham and Shorne, and are home to pubs and restaurants serving good quality food.
Gravesend has always had an important role to play in the history and communications of this part of England because of its geographical position. It still retains a strong link with the river today. Located minutes from Bluewater, Europe's largest and most innovative retail destination, Gravesend is the closest major town to the new Ebbsfleet Eurostar Terminal. Eurostar services run to Paris and Brussels from the station and their London St Pancras station. The Channel Tunnel Rail Link, runs a domestic service operating to and from Gravesend and other parts of North and East Kent into London St Pancras terminals.
The town of Northfleet dates as far back as Roman times, so there is plenty of history to explore. Its location by the River has meant that industry and trade have played a significant role in the town’s history which, over the years, has produced cement, paper and metals.
More information can be found on the Go Gravesham website.Image courtesy of Visit Kent.