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From the childhood homes of Tudor Kings to the largest shopping centre in the country, there is always something to see or do in Kent. The Places of Interest page is jam packed with details of some great days out, all you have to do is decide where to go!

 
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Gillingham Will Adams
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There is a memorial to Will Adams, the first westerner to travel to Japan beside the A2 in Gillingham.The memorial takes the form of a clock tower and was paid for by public subscription.Will Adams was christened at St Mary Magdelene’s Church in the town on 24th September 1564.
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Capstone Park Gillingham
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Covering over 114 hectares of land, Capstone Farm Country Park is made up of former farmland set on the North Downs. There is a variety of habitats top explore within the park, including ancient woodlands, old orchards, a freshwater lake, meadows and hedgerows. The park is typical of the rolling landscape of the North Downs and many of the woods and hedgerows are hundreds of years old, allowing a huge variety of wildlife to inhabit the wood. With facilities including a fishing lake, a horse riding trail, and an education centre, Capstone Park is a great place to spend a summer’s day.
 
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Riverside Country Park
 

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Riverside Country Park is an extensive natural park, covering over 100 hectares of land alongside the Medway Estuary. There are many various habitats within the park, including mudflats and salt marsh, ponds and reed-beds, grassland and scrub, all providing a haven for wildlife. The estuary has special protection as part of the Medway Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Riverside Country Park is a great place to spend the day.
 
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Royal Engineers Museum
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The Royal Engineers Museum and Library tell the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and military engineering. In peace and war the Corps has been everywhere and involved in everything, and the museum shows exactly how involved they became. The Museum galleries display exquisite Chinese embroideries, maps, drawings, letters and airgraphs, paintings and fine uniforms alongside Zulu shields, tanks, torpedoes, bridges and chemical weapons. The library, founded in 1813 holds material as diverse as 1860's photographs of Canada, classic military histories and World War One unit war diaries.