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Visit the villages of Meopham and Vigo

Experience Meopham

Famed as one of the longest villages in England, Meopham is full of surprises including the location of one of the best kept cricket greens in the country.

Overlooking this quintessential English village scene is Meopham Windmill alongside the Cricketers’ Inn and Minel Meze and Grill. Previously called the Kings' Arms, this former pub was reputedly one of many places King Charles I stayed during the Civil War.

Simon de Meopham (1272-1332), an early Archbishop of Canterbury lived here as did the Tradescant family, remembered for their contribution to horticulture and the collecting of specimen trees and plants from across the world.

Not far from Meopham Green, you will find the borough's award winning Meopham Valley Vinyeard. Located in the North Dows of Kent, the vineyard is set on a beautiful east-facing slope, with picturesque happy valley as a backdrop.

Camer Park is a former country estate and now a well-loved country park. Its 46-acres of grounds are open to the public all year round. Perfect for picnics and woodland exploring.

Before you leave the area, the 14th century churches of St John’s Church, Meopham and St Mildred’s Church in Nurstead are worth a visit. Nurstead Court is today a country house and wedding venue, occasionally open to the public for events.

Experience Vigo

Vigo is a walker’s delight with the North Downs Way, Weald Way and the Pilgrims Way all here to be conquered, if you have the time.

Your starting point is Trosley Country Park complete with a great café and a choice of signposted walks to suit your preferred distance.

At 650 ft above sea level this is the highest part of Gravesham with stunning views across the county revealing themselves as you walk the extensive wooded countryside of this wonderful location – offer plenty of reasons to return.

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