English Heritage: Upnor Castle, Upper Upnor
- Admission Adults £6.40; concessions £4; family (two adults & three children) £16.80
- Website www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/…
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.
Events at this venue
The Legend Of King Arthur (Fun Filled Family Musical In The Open Air)
Arthur is fed up! He is tired of his knuckles being rapped by his teacher, being ignored by his parents and bullied by his brother Kay. However, little does he know that there is prophecy of a hero, destined to pull the sword from the stone and unite Britain, it couldnt possibly be little Arthur could it? With Merlin and…
Fri 26 Jul