Welcome to Gravesend

The maritime town of Gravesend is an ideal place for a day out. The borough of Gravesham has the riverside, countryside, historic villages, picturesque parishes and a full calendar of events for you to enjoy. All this and it’s only 24 minutes from London and has great links from Ebbsfleet to Europe. So come and visit Gravesend!

Featured Events

Series of Talks starting this January

Visitor Guide 2019/20
See and Do

Explore the Borough

Gravesham Villages map

Latest News

US Connections in Gravesham

England101.com is working with the Visit-Britain funded US Connections project, which looks for new ways to increase the number of visitors coming to this country to check out their ancestral connections.

The website aims to encourage as many as possible of the 100 million people around the world who believe they can trace their roots to the UK to visit the country, and has now featured St. George’s Church, Gravesend as one of the recommended ‘must visit’ sites beyond London.

According to England101, approximately 24 per cent of tourists from the US and a third of those from Canada claim their primary reason for visiting the UK is to trace their ancestral links.

Visit Gravesend works closely with Visit Kent, which is one of the 12 counties included in the US Connections project and has been working with the England101 team to identify the essential places that tourists should visit, including the Church.

“England101 looks forward to ensuring that the US and Canadian tourists of Kent ancestry are encouraged to make this an essential piece of their Kent homecoming tour,” said spokesman Stephen Treacy.

Gravesend Landscape
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