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Why Medway has never been so attractive

Date: 01/04/2008           Category: Tourism

Can any other part of the south-east boast a greater variety of unique tourist attractions than Medway?" Anyone can now make the most of Medway's visitor attractions with a new pass that gives entry to six major places to visit at a reduced cost. The Medway Attractions Pass has been created by Medway Tourism Association, with particular support from Medway Council and the new Dickens World at Chatham Maritime. It is open to anyone from Kent to buy this summer. The attractions taking part in the pass are: Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton - its many galleries house a collection of international importance telling the military history of Britain, its empire and the rest of the world since the 1700s. Rochester Castle - one of the best preserved and finest examples of Norman architecture in England. Dickens World, Chatham Maritime - exciting indoor visitor attraction based on the life, books and time of Britain's greatets author Charles Dickens. The Historic Dockyard,Chatham - discover 400 years of maritime history as you explore the most complete dockyard of the age of sail and meet charcaters from the past. Kingswear Castle paddle steamer - the only working coal-fired paddle steamer left in operation. Offers trips on the River Medway from The Historic Dockyard, Chatham and Rochester Pier. Upnor Castle - built in 1559 to protect the royal dockyard at Chatham and fleet anchorage in the River Medway. The pass costs £30 for adults and £15 for children. By buying a Medway Attractions Pass you can save more than £20 on adult admission when visiting all six attractions and £17 on child admission. The passes can be bought from Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochetser High Street. Find out more by phoning 01634 843666 or email visitor.centre@medway.gov.uk The passes can be bought in person or over the phone. The pass lasts for one season, until the end of October ends