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May 2019

Miniature Steam Train Rides

12 May at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Who’s who in Hoo

13 May at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15

Join local historian Christoph Bull, for a talk about the Hoo peninsula and the fascinating places that are to be found within this lovely landscape. The talk starts at 6pm for a fish and chip supper and hot drink, followed by the illustrated talk. Booking essential - Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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Annual General Meeting

13 May at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LS United Kingdom
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£2

All welcome to the Annual General Meeting followed by a short presentation on a local subject.

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Cold War Bunker Tours

17 May at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5

Gravesend's Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend's rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

18 May at 12:00 pm - 19 May at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough. Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Family Festival

18 May at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverview Junior School, Cimba Wood
Gravesend, DA12 4SD United Kingdom
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Come along to the Family Festival at Riverview Junior School. Back by popular demand the very talented Miss Vintage.

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Cemetery Walks and Talks

19 May at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gravesend Cemetery, Old Road West
Gravesend, DA11 0LS United Kingdom
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The theme this year is commemorating people that died locally as a result of World War 2. The walk will take place in Gravesend Cemetery. You will be required to book via telephone 01474 328485. There will not be any charge.

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Owletts

19 May at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cobham Wood and Darnley Mausoleum

19 May at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

19 May at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cemetery Walks and Talks

20 May at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gravesend Cemetery, Old Road West
Gravesend, DA11 0LS United Kingdom
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The theme this year is commemorating people that died locally as a result of World War 2. The walk will take place in Gravesend Cemetery. You will be required to book via telephone 01474 328485. There will not be any charge.

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Cemetery Walks and Talks

21 May at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gravesend Cemetery, Old Road West
Gravesend, DA11 0LS United Kingdom
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The theme this year is commemorating people that died locally as a result of World War 2. The walk will take place in Gravesend Cemetery. You will be required to book via telephone 01474 328485. There will not be any charge.

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If Statues Could Talk

25 May at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£5

A new one-hour guided tour about of one the town’s famous landmark and a trail of iconic statues.   The Gravesham Accredited Tour guides will take you on a journey, from the historic Gravesend Borough Market and it’s rich history to the different iconic statues through the town. From Queen Victoria, to Native American Indian Pocahontas, to Squadron Leader Mohinder Singh Pujji, to our present monarch Queen Elizabeth II, this Statues’ trail will give you some insight about the area’s…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

25 May at 12:00 pm - 26 May at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough. Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Ellie’s Mini Marathon

26 May at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, wrotham Road,
Gravesend, DA11 7NP United Kingdom
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£7.50

Ellie is calling children aged 5-16 years old to take to the tracks at Cyclopark in Gravesend for the best children’s Fun Run in town! Whether they walk, jog or run the 2.62km route, our Mini Marathoners will be sure to feel a huge sense of achievement when they receive their medal and certificate at the finish line. This is a chance to inspire our young philanthropists as each participant is asked to raise a minimum of £30 in sponsorship…

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Owletts

26 May at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

26 May at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cobham Hall Tour

26 May at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. No booking required.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

27 May at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites, take…

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Big Pet Event

30 May at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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A fabulous pet event is taking place at Gravesend Borough Market this May. There will be a market full of pet related stalls, you can take part in fun free activities and enjoy talks and advice from the animal experts. Includes: Pet Food, Pet Accessories, Pet Services, Expert Advice, Pet Health, Specialist Talks, Face Painting, Storytelling, Meet the Animals, Balloon Twisting, Vet School and lots more… Join the Big Pet Event Facebook page to find out all the latest info!

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Ladies Fashion Show and Pop-up Shop

31 May at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£6.00

We are excited to launch our debut Fashion Show at the market on Friday 31st May! Doors open 6.30pm! Tickets are £6 or £5 for groups of 3 or more which includes a glass of fizz!!

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June 2019

Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

1 June at 12:00 pm - 2 June at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough. Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Quiz Night

1 June at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£2.50

Join The Marlowe Singers for a Quiz Night at St Andrew’s Art Centre. Only £2.50 (bring your own refreshments). Raffle to include 2 free tickets to The Marlowe Singers next concert.

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Life on a harp string

1 June at 7:30 pm
Luddesdown Church, Luddesdown Road DA13 0XE United Kingdom + Google Map

‘life on a harp string’ with Margaret Watson at St Peter & St Paul Luddesdown church.   Tickets cost £12 (which includes light refreshments).   Contact Janet on 01732 823936 for more information.

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Owletts

2 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cobham Wood and Darnley Mausoleum

2 June at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Charity Day Special Event

2 June at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cobham Hall Tour

2 June at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. No booking required.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

8 June at 12:00 pm - 9 June at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough. Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

8 June at 1:00 pm - 9 June at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children’s Market

9 June at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children‘s Market. Save up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! Clothes, toys, prams, cots, walkers, high chairs, books, playpens and much more!

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Owletts

9 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

9 June at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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A question of Gravesham – local history quiz evening

10 June at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15

Join local historian Christoph Bull, for a fun quiz. Come and find out the astonishing history of our area by answering questions in a fun quiz. The talk starts at 6pm for a fish and chip supper and hot drink, followed by the illustrated talk. Booking essential - Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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The Ex-President’s Evening

10 June at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LS United Kingdom
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£2

All welcome to the lecture with Su Hall (traditonally the subject is a surprise) Years membership - £12.00, for meetings and the latest copy of Historic Gravesham. For more information please contact Sandra Soder - 01474 363998

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Hospitable Horticulture for Hedgehogs

14 June at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£2.50

Chalk Village Gardeners Club invite you to come and hear a talk by Maureen Rainey, of the Kent Wildlife Trust, about ‘Hospitable Horticulture for Hedgehogs’. No booking required. Free local parking and regular bus service to the Lion Garage.Raffle to help club funds. Why not bring a bloom for the free ‘just for fun’ - Best Bloom Competition. For more info: 07740 775206

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Fusion Festival

15 June at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Full details coming soon.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

15 June at 12:00 pm - 16 June at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough. Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

Find out more »

Owletts

16 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

Find out more »

Cobham Woods and Darnley Mausoleum

16 June at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees.

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