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Your guide to Medway

Medway is steeped in local history. The Historic Dockyard at Chatham Maritime was, for over 400 years, a centre for ship building for the Royal Navy and now hosts an amazing museum full of activities and exhibitions. Eastgate House, a main landmark in Rochester, is famous for its association with Charles Dickens and is where he wrote several of his novels. Rochester is also home to the second oldest Cathedral in England founded in 604AD. Above Chatham stands the iconic Naval Memorial commemorating those lost at sea in warfare.

There is a yearly calendar of local events and festivals in the Medway area. This includes the Sweeps Festival in May, the Dickens Festival in June, the River Festival in July, the Summer Music Festival at Rochester Castle, the Rochester Christmas Market and the Dickensian Christmas Festival at the beginning of December.

Always an excellent area to live in the Medway towns is close to one of the four railway stations, ideal for any commuters working in London, where the High Speed train service offers a 35 minute journey from Rochester to London St Pancras. Medway also has excellent access to both the M2/A2 and the M20. Finally with its proximity to Medway River and coast, Medway has an abundance of sailing and water-sport opportunities with very attractive waterside living.

For the South East, property prices are low in the Medway area, yet living in Medway still offers the same, if not better amenities and services. Since Medway lies just a short commute into London and that the glorious Kent countryside is only minutes away gives any resident the best of all worlds. Medway is the centre for a busy artistic community, from the Nucleus Arts Hub to the Central Theatre in Chatham which hosts theatre productions, comedians, music and workshops in a traditional horseshoe auditorium. Medway also hosts two University Campuses for Kent and Greenwich Universities with a bustling student life and great sporting facilities open to students and Medway residents alike.

If you'd be interesting in buying, selling, letting or renting in Medway or the surrounding areas, contact Hunters Medway on 01634 565310.