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Local Area


Sittingbourne is a small English town, located approximately half way between London and Dover, close to the North Kent coastline.

The town does not offer a wealth of attractions or places of interest but it is conveniently situated to allow visitors quick and easy access to some interesting and famous local Kentish landmarks as well as London.

From Sittingbourne, the average journey time to some of the most well known points of interest is as follows:

  • Canterbury city and cathedral - 30 minutes by car or train
  • Leeds Castle near Maidstone - 30 minutes by car
  • Rochester city and castle - 30 minutes by car or train
  • Hever castle - 60 minutes by car
  • Howlett's wild animal park near Canterbury - 45 minutes by car or train
  • Chatham historic dockyard - 30 minutes by car
  • Bluewater shopping centre near Dartford - 30 minutes by car
  • Beach resorts (Herne Bay, Whitstable, Margate) - 45 minutes by car or train
  • Central London - 60 minutes by train


In Sittingbourne itself, you will find a range of shops, restaurants and pubs. There are many interesting country pubs in the small villages, such as Borden, Bredgar, Milstead and Rodmersham, which surround the town.

In the immediate area around Sittingbourne, there are two small steam railways that operate during the Spring and Summer seasons and a well-run Go Kart circuit. In the town centre there is a modern leisure centre and fitness gym which is nice to visit when the weather isn't so good.

So come and stay in Sittingbourne! Enjoy the quieter, less crowded surroundings without being too far away from the places that you'd like to visit in this part of England.