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Best things to do in Gravesend

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Great new parkland. Walks, woodland, sculpture, cafe. Across the park is the small village of Cobham which has a couple of good pubs for lunch before heading on or back.”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“A great cycle course with all standards of challenge, from the gentle to the bumpy!”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park with walks and an adventure playground for the children. One of the most popular country parks in Kent, Shorne Woods Country Park offers everything you need to spend a day enjoying the great outdoors. The site includes the eco-friendly visitor centre and café, a sensory garden, orienteering, fishing lakes, a trim trail and picnic and play areas – not to mention to 292 acres of rolling woodlands, wetlands and meadows that can be explored via a variety of waymarked trails. A lot of effort has gone into making the park as accessible as possible – electric 'Tramper' mobility vehicles are available for hire, while there's a special horse riding and cycle path route around the site. There are a number of other colour-coded waymarked trails too, ranging in length from the 1 mile Easy Route to the 6.2 mile Darnley Trail that also takes in the nearby Jeskyns and Cobham Wood sites. Hosting educational programmes throughout the year, Shorne Woods offers lots of opportunities to learn about the nature and wildlife at the park. It is one of the few places in South East England to provide Forest Schools. With a unique space and meeting room for hire, Shorne Woods Country Park is also an excellent venue for everything from business meetings and workshops, to birthdays and club meetings. Opens: 9am Closes: dusk or 9pm (whichever is earlier) ”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Mainly Touring Theatre & Events. Also home to The Paul Green Grass Cinema and The Blake Gallery.”
2 locals recommend
Bus Station
1 local recommends
Route
“Direct access to stroll along the Thames River. Views accross to Tilbury and it's fort. Gardens with a play park, toilets and a cafe. Cannons to climb on and a band stand. Fort of national Importance and very historical. Marina and a lock.”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Although you have to pass through some rundown industrial spaces to get there, this route takes you to Higham or you can access the salt marshes and river walks around Cliff and Cooling. ”
2 locals recommend
Route
“Although you have to pass through some rundown industrial spaces to get there, this route takes you to the salt marshes and river walks around Cliff and Cooling. A great escape. Think of Dickens' Great Expectations.”
1 local recommends
Place of Worship
“A place of unique scale, with its 5 elaborate domes and design inspired by the Golden Temple at Amritsa, and detail, with hand crafted marble and stonework and colourful interior tiling”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“One of the first and the best escape experiences in the UK. Various locations in the town. Huge variety of rooms and styles. Fantastic attention to detail. Great fun for groups and families. There are even rooms designed for couples.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Outdoor Sculpture
1 local recommends
Bar
1 local recommends
Bar
“Craft beers, limited wines and spirits. Don't expect Fosters. Good food. Occasional entertainment.”
2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“High Speed link to Stratford - for Wesfield Shopping Centre - and Central London. Metro trains to South London. Routes to Kent Coast. Link to Ebbsfleet International Station. Link to Greenhithe for Bluewater Shopping Centre. ”
1 local recommends