Upnor Castle

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High Street, Upnor ME2 4XG High Street, Upnor ME2 4XG Directions
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Perched on the banks of the river Medway, Upnor Castle is an example of Elizabethan defensive architecture. Begun in 1559 and subsequently redeveloped between 1599 and 1601, the artillery fort was designed to protect warships berthed at Chatham docks. Today, the castle welcomes visitors who can explore the site with an audio guide, enjoy a picnic on the premises or browse themed souvenirs at the on-site gift shop. The venue also hosts an array of events including theatre plays and craft activities.

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A very well set out experience with information about the setting and history. Very enjoyable.
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Extremely rude and sarcastic staff member at shop selling the tickets.
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I bought 2 sets of the adult tickets, 1 as a gift, in the end there were 5 of us, so we had to buy 1 full price ticket. But didn't mind as prices reasonable anyway. We found it easily good signposts to free parking, it was a little walk, but not far. The staff were really good, explained where to go, what was good to look at first, & were very knowledgeable & kind. Had a lovely time, & my friend said she would go back again with her children, it was child friendly ( not really very small or toddler friendly, as to the nature of the site) 5+ its perfect! We all said we'd go back, even just to the village, with its river views & the lovely pubs.
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Its a lot bigger than you think, well layout with lots of information as you go around.
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Excellent.
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Lovely place to take the children.
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If you want to see something different this is a good place . A castle that wasn't used for royalty but played a significant part in history...
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Great place for children to run around
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Amazed that I have never previously visited. We had a picnic in the grounds. Our daughter did a nature trail which she enjoyed. Nice fort on the banks of the River Medway, protecting Chatham dockyard. Good for an afternoon out, definitely worth a visit, I found the history interesting.
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