Coach Holidays to Gillingham – The town’s maritime and military connections are evidenced by the nearby Historic Dockyard in Chatham and the Royal Engineers barracks based in the town. The Royal Engineers Museum is hosted in Gillingham, and is Kent’s only designated museum of national importance with many galleries, displays of military tanks, torpedoes, jump jets and exceptional items including Duke of Wellington’s battlemap used in the Battle of Waterloo.
Gillingham is also the birthplace of the Elizabethan seafarer William Adams, founder of the first Japanese Navy, made famous by James’ Clavell’s novel “Shogun”. The town is twinned with the cities of Ito and Yokosuka in Japan and every September celebrates these connections and the life of seafarer at the Will Adams Festival.
Today Gillingham is an important retail centre for the Medway area, boasting a wide range of shops, services and amenities.
We use the King Charles Hotel.