Sittingbourne is an industrial town situated in the Swale district of Kent in south east England, 17 miles (27 km) from Canterbury and 45 miles (72 km) from London. The town sits beside the Roman Watling Street, an ancient British trackway used by the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and next to the Swale, a strip of sea separating mainland Kent from the Isle of Sheppey. The town became prominent after the death of Thomas Becket in 1170, since it provided a convenient resting point on the road from London to Canterbury and Dover.
Restaurants in Sittingbourne
5 based on 448 reviews
Something that is not allowed in the USA, so if you have an interest in birds of prey, do yourself a favor if you are ever in Kent and go here! The experience is amazing, especially for an American. My wife loves owls which is the primary reason we went but also took part and loved every minute! Our guide/expert, Ellie, was simply the best - she could not have been more pleasant and engaged. She made the experience tremendous with her knowledge and smile - and made sure my Kathy had the time of her life! For me the opportunity to hold our American symbol, the Bald Eagle, will never be forgotten! What a day!!!
4.5 based on 89 reviews
We visited in mid September on a quiet Wednesday. Easy parking, no staff in evidence, so we just wandered in and followed the signs saying 'Garden Entrance'. We enjoyed looking around, and especially seeing the lovely rock garden, with some interesting plants. Clipped yew hedges were vast and amazing, there were woodland walks, plus a walled garden and borders. We decided to try the tea room and discovered that this was also the place to pay admission! but no signs gave this essential information. Coffee and tea were a little weak for our taste, but the scone, jam and cream were tasty. The actual garden area is quite compact and I think there would be more to see in the spring. This garden is pleasant enough, but we did think that the £7 entrance fee was rather high for the size of the place. Too late we discovered that, as seniors, we should only have paid £6, but then there were no prices displayed. All a little disappointing.
4.5 based on 62 reviews
Our little ones day was made when we got here and she got to ride on a little steam engine and hear the whistle!
This is such a quintessentially British place and is absolutely lovely. Our little one couldn't stop smiling.
The place is in a perfect setting, it is so well kept and the guys involved really have put in a lot of hours to get this place to where it is.
The tea room is lovely and serves a perfect cuppa and brilliant cakes, the things for the kids to see and do is well varied and how can you not love sitting in a steam train going through a beautiful woods.
It was so lovely to see lots of excited children looking in the shed, and seeing how things worked etc.
Cannot wait till the next event and neither can the little one.
4 based on 63 reviews
This is a real industrial preservation job> the whole place awesome from the start of the journey at Sittingbourne - the viaduct then the train steadily traveleeing over a long long viaduct all the way through the weeds and jungle and old industrial waste till it arrives at Kemsley Down The whole ride is superb. Sit outside on a nice day - stand the whole way - its great. At Kemsley there are the engine shed and museum - all wonderful to wander around and thanks to the lady who showed us around the sheds. Its wonderful to be surrounded by such enthusiasm. A great place to spend a few hours - plenty for everyone.
3.5 based on 158 reviews
We purchased a groupon voucher £15 for 2 people this included drink, chicken curry or sweet and sour pork and a bet.
If you want a no frills night out then definitely go it’s real fun for all ages.
The staff are all friendly and really helpful as this was our first time and didn’t have a clue what we were doing.
4 based on 46 reviews
We walked to the creek via the Gas Street footpath entrance and immediately spotted a jack snipe on the estuary using the viewing point/wall provided to steady our binoculars. We followed the path all the way to the Swale and back. It is an unusual experience, what with the go-kart track noise, odd fumes from the sewage works and factory, but other than that, at low tide, an excellent variety of waders and ducks, great photography opportunities, and at the Swale, expansive views across the Sheppey, with thousands of brent geese in the air. There are many old hulks gradually being swallowed by the muds, most evocative, kind of 'Great Expectations' feel about the place at low tide. About a 6km walk out and back, but most enjoyable. Clearly a lot of effort and investment on the part of the council, well done. One viewing platform has been burnt down, probably by mistake, idiots making a fire on the wooden platform, but didn't spoil it for us. Well down Swale BC.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
We happened to park by this stunning church set in beautiful surroundings Quite near the town centre. Very quiet and peaceful considering it's location. Architecturally stunning. Beautiful stained glass windows. Worth having a peep inside.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
We really wanted Cherries PYO, but not available at the time we visited, but Black Cherries were available to purchase. The best Cherry I have ever tasted.
We picked strawberries and raspberries...also really tasty.
A good way to spend an hour or two.
Top Tip - Take your own container.
5 based on 6 reviews
We stayed opposite the church so had a chance to visit before Sunday service. Well worth doing so as the frescoes are amazing, given their age the colours remain visible.
5 based on 5 reviews
13 traders all offering unique, interesting items. Shabby Chic, vinyl, vintage, antique pine to name a few.
Found this by mistake what a amazing place looks small from outside but big on inside lots of dealers very friendly ladies with a lovely little King Charles puppy can really recommend a trip here treated myself to a little trinket boxThank you for your kind review, hope to see you soon
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