Car hire in Medway
Car hire Medway
Medway is made up of a number of UK towns, including Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester. The Kent area has a strong naval background and there is plenty to see and do during your visit to the area.
What I need to know
It is easy to hire a rental vehicle in the area, with many of the leading car hire firms having offices in the area. Make sure you use Holiday Auto to check prices from more than 1,500 companies. In addition, we also offer free cancellation and 24/7 customer support.
Where to pick up my car
If you pre-book your hire, then your car can easily be collected from a number of locations in Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester. If you are arriving by air then the nearest airport to Medway is London Gatwick (LGW) - around 40 minutes' drive away, so it may be a good idea to collect your vehicle from there. London Heathrow is also around 80 minutes away.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
With a rich maritime history, there are plenty of museums and buildings in Medway showcasing the region’s naval connections. The Historic Dockyard Chatham, was the birthplace of many famous vessels including Nelson's flagship HMS Victory and visitors can enjoy a tour of the iconic landmark.
A number of seaside towns are within easy driving of distance of Medway - so ideal for a getaway. Consider heading to Camber Sands, where the vast beach is perfect for kite flying.
If you fancy a longer drive, then the capital of England is around 90 minutes away. London has plenty to offer with some of the world’s leading attractions and fabulous green spaces such as the Natural History Museum and Hyde Park.
Eating and drinking
There are a range of eating and drinking options in Medway, with a whole range of different cuisines on offer. If you are looking for a traditional British meal, then head to one of the many public houses based in the region.
Things to do
Rochester has strong links to writer Charles Dickens and many of the buildings featured in his works can still be seen today. Discover Restoration House that featured in Great Expectations, as well as the Six Poor Travellers House. The Guildhall Museum also has a special Dickens Discovery Room where visitors can find out more about the famous literary figure.
Head to Gillingham's Royal Engineers Museum to get up close to some fascinating military items. The attraction has an impressive display of tanks, jump jets and even exhibits that date back to the Battle of Waterloo.
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