English Heritage: Upnor Castle, Upper Upnor

English Heritage: Upnor Castle, Upper Upnor
High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4XG
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This fine example of an Elizabethan artillery fort was built in the 1560s to protect Royal Navy warships moored a little way down the river at Chatham Dockyard, and in 1667, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War, it finally saw action, in the sense of 'completely failing to protect Royal Navy warships moored at Chatham Dockyard'. The Medway Raid was one of the worst defeats in Royal Naval history, but at least the Castle is still fine shape.

Limited free parking is available near the site. The Castle is served by the 197 bus service from Chatham, and the nearest railway station is Strood, about two miles away.

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The Importance Of Being Earnest

Wilde's classic comedy of manners, starring Gwen Taylor as Lady Bracknell and Susan Penhaligon as MIss Prism.

Tue 7 Aug

£15.40 (£11)

Treasure Island

When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late 'Captain' Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to 'Treasure Island'.Will Jim find the treasure?Will he make it back to England?And should he trust the mysterious ship's cook…

Thu 2 Aug

£10–£41

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