Gravesend Tourist Information

Gravesend sits in a wonderful location alongside the River Thames and is famous as the final resting place of Pocahontas, St George’s Church, and the final home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place. Set across from Tilbury in Essex, ferries which cross the river are available from Gravesend or take a leisure cruise down the Thames to Greenwich and into London.

The Gravesend Museum gives you an interesting overview of the town’s history and other landmarks include the Clock Tower on Berkley Crescent and Shorne Country Park with its interesting collection of sculptures. Choose a hotel in Gravesend town centre to be close to these and many more attractions.

Families are well catered for with plenty of Gravesend hotels offering family rooms and great attractions available. Enjoy fun family days at The Cascades Leisure Centre and indoor pools, 16th century Cobham Hall or at the beautiful Gordon Gardens complete with outdoor play area.

There is also a good range of Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Gravesend including at one of the town’s pubs where evening meals are also served. Just south of Gravesend, Meopham is also home to great self catering accommodation in a more countryside location than Gravesend itself. Search for availability through our website and book your perfect accommodation in Gravesend.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.