The Glamvan at Allhallows

Places to visit

Chatham Dockyard

A site of international maritime heritage significance and the most complete Dockyard of the Age of Sail in the world.

Eighty acres in size, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has over 100 buildings and structures – the majority of which were constructed between 1704 and 1855.

One of Britain’s leading maritime heritage attractions with Three Historic Warships, a working Victorian Ropery, Historic Lifeboat Collection, Dockyard Railway, Hearts of Oak digital theatre and play areas, plus magnificent collections from 2 national museums.

New interactive galleries take you on a voyage back to the ‘age of sail, where powerful stories are unearthed revealing the incredibly important historical role of Chatham Dockyard.

Historic Rochester

With its magnificent castle built in 1087, awe inspiring Cathedral and quaint Victorian high street, Rochester is a must for you to visit.  It has many links with the famous author Charles Dickens with many of its buildings featured in his novels and his former home just a few miles away in Higham.  The City holds various colourful festivals throughout the year including The Sweeps Festival on May Day weekend and the Dickens Festival in the first week of June.  There are also various concerts held in the grounds of the Castle during the summer.

Thanet and its beaches

The Isle of Thanet is home to 15 different coves and sandy beaches  with the Royal harbour of Ramsgate with its regency architecture, the quintessential seaside town of Broadstairs and vintage pleasure park at Margate you are spoilt for choice here.

Bluewater Shopping Centre

With over 300 stores, 50 bars and restaurants, 13,000 free parking spaces, a 17 Screen Showcase Cinema, and Gravity Trampoline Park, Bluewater makes for an incredible shopping and leisure experience.

Dockside Shopping Centre

Dockside is home to an Odeon Cinema, Flip Out Trampoline Park and a large array of shops.  It is also surrounded by a good choice of restaurants including Nandos, Pizza Hut and Creams.  It is also perfectly situated to combine with a visit to Chatham Historic Dockyard just across the road.

Kentish Markets

Kent has many different markets to choose from, please click on the website link to find one you would like to visit.

Whistable

Whitstable is a seaside town in northeast Kent, 8 miles from Canterbury. Whitstable is famous for its oysters which have been collected in the area since Roman times. The harbour houses a fish market.  Every year the town holds a nine day Oyster Festival in July. There is entertainment and local art on display all over town. Harbour Street is home to 3 of the town’s galleries as well as many boutiques and individual shops. The Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery displays artefacts and portraits relating to the town's seafaring traditions.   A notable feature of Whitstable is The Street, a natural strip of shingle bank, located to the east of the harbour. It is revealed only at low tide when it is possible to walk out along it. There are many colourful beach huts along the beach up past the harbour. 

Leeds Castle

Visitors never forget their first breathtaking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for almost 900 years.

With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily activities, free flying falconry displays, spectacular events, special tours and year round attractions, Leeds Castle is one of the best days out in Kent, you will want to come back time and again!

Upnor and Upnor Castle

Constructed in 1559 on the banks of the Medway, Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan Artillery Fort built to defend the warships of Elizabeth I.  The picturesque villages of Lower and Upper Upnor are both well worth visiting and have a variety of pubs and restaurants. 

Diggerland

A fun packed adventure park where children and adults can ride on and operate full sized diggers, dumpers and other construction equipment. 

The Fen Bell Inn

Just a few minutes drive from the park, this 17th century inn offers a good range of real ales and home made dishes on their lovely menu.  The pub is also home to its very own rescued animals centre where it looks after over 100 rescued animals including lemurs and monkeys!

The Windmill at Hoo

Another traditional English country public house very family friendly with a varied menu using locally sourced produce, it offers a great Sunday carvery and has an amazing play area for the little ones!  Just a short drive from Allhallows.

Cineworld Rochester

One for a rainy day?  Cineworld is situated on Medway Valley Park where you can also grab a meal at a number of different restaurants including Frankie & Benny's, Hungry Horse, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, McDonalds, and Creams.

Hollywood Bowl

Also located on Medway Valley Park, Hollywood Bowl offers great 10 Pin Bowling fun for all the family. 

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Set in 90 acres of beautiful ancient parkland this award winning wildlife park has a sole aim of animal conservation, the breeding and re-introduction into the wild of its animals.  It has the largest herd of African elephants in the UK and many many more animals too.

Gravesend

There are so many reasons to visit Gravesend it is hard to list them all here.  It has a wealth of riverside heritage to visit.  My personal favourites are The Gordon Gardens (pictured); Promenade and cafe; New Tavern Fort and the wonderful views from Windmill Hill.  It has become famous for being the final resting place of the legendary Pocohontas.  It has good rail links to London and also the continent via the new Ebbsfleet High Speed Rail Terminal.  You can also travel via river boat too on various excursions and trips up river.

Monkey Bizz

Perfect for a rainy day Monkey Bizz offers a huge indoor soft play area, with a separate area for toddlers to play, a roller rink and a cafe.

Fort Amherst

Originally constructed during Napoleonic times in preparation for a possible invasion, Chatham’s Fort Amherst was also used as a civil defence centre in both world wars. The Fort has been in a near constant state of restoration since the 1980’s by the Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, a charity who works hard to manage and maintain the vast site whilst sympathetically returning its grounds and buildings to their original state to ensure Britain’s largest Napoleonic Fortress can be enjoyed by all.

Fort Amherst offers visitors:

  • Over 300 years of fascinating military history
  • 20 acres of beautiful parkland open to the public
  • Daily tours of the incredible network of underground tunnels
  • Light refreshments in the Fort Amherst Café and patio
  • The chance to stroll to the highest point of the Fort with commanding views
  • Opportunities to investigate one of Kent’s most haunted locations

Brands Hatch

This iconic circuit previously host to some epic F1 battles, is now host to a variety of motorsports including British Touring Cars, Superbikes, GT and F3 racing.  It also offers a wide range of driving gift experiences, take a look at the website to see what may be on whilst you are staying with us if you are a motorsports fan!