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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There are 4 events at this location

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Battle of Medway Trail

A trail of Upnor Castle to learn about what happened during the Battle of Medway.

Sat 22 Jul

£6.40 (Children £0.80)

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 23 Jul

£6.40 (Children £0.80)

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 24 Jul

£6.40 (Children £0.80)

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 41 more dates until 3 Sep

Meet a Battle of Medway Soldier

Learn about William Webster and his experience of the Battle of Medway.

Sun 23 Jul

£6.40 (Children £4)

  • 11:00

Fri 4 Aug

£6.40 (Children £4)

  • 11:00

Fri 11 Aug

£6.40 (Children £4)

  • 11:00
…and 5 more dates until 10 Sep

Peter Pan

Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter Pan on the magical island of Neverland. Adapted from JM Barrie's classic by writer Laura Turner and presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

Thu 31 Aug

£16.50 (Family £47.08)

The Wind In The Willows

Join us for an evening of exciting open air family theatre and enjoy this Classic British story. Meet Mole as he says 'dang' and 'blast it!', throws down his broom and sets off on an adventure out of his hole. On his journey he meets the effervescent Ratty who shows him the wonders of picnics and…

Tue 15 Aug

£10–£14

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