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Eastgate House, a treasured 16th century townhouse in the heart of historic Rochester will be open to the public throughout Heritage Open Days, from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September.

This will be the final opportunity for visitors to see the whole house before work begins on a heritage lottery funded project to transform the house into an exhibition and community space. Read More

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If you’ve ever dreamed of getting married in one of Kent’s most beautiful castles, there’s a wedding open day at Upnor Castle on Sunday, 18 November.

The wedding room will be dressed for a wedding and staff will be on hand to help couples arrange their big day. There will also be the chance to talk to a number of wedding suppliers who know the venue inside out.

Set against a backdrop of almost 500 years of history, the turreted castle is situated in a picturesque waterfront village and backed by rolling, wooded hills. Built in 1559 to defend the warships of Queen Elizabeth I, the castle offers an exquisite backdrop for wedding photographs.

The wedding open day runs from 10am to 4pm and admission is free.
For more information about the open day phone 01634 338106.

There’s a chance to explore some of Medway’s most interesting buildings for free during Heritage Open Days, running from Thursday, 6 to Sunday 9 September.
Celebrating England’s fantastic architecture and culture, Heritage Open Days is a national scheme offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. More

Upnor Castle from the Medway

Visitors to Upnor Castle will get to relive the Dutch raid as part of an exciting re-enactment event on Saturday 23 and Sunday, 24 June.
The Dutch are Coming! is a family friendly event depicting the brave but ineffective battle in 1667 when the Dutch sailed up the river to attack the British fleet at anchor. More

Dads everywhere can enjoy a day out with a difference this Father’s Day,
Rochester Castle and Upnor Castle are both offering dads free entry with every full paying child on Fathers Day, Sunday 17 June. More

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