Places to visit in Kent

With car free travel

Leave the car at home and discover great things to do in Kent with Arriva. Whether you’re looking for a shopping trip, a sporting experience or a day of history, there’s something for everybody.

1. Bluewater Shopping Centre


A must-visit destination for shopaholics. In between the flagship stores are three distinct shopping malls boasting a fantastic selection of stores with restaurants, cafes and bars catering to every taste. 

Get here with ease with our varied bus routes and timetables below:

Bus Services: Fastrack A, Fastrack B, 481, 483, 490, 700.

2. Rochester Castle

Photo courtesy of Visit Kent

This imposing fortress has a complex history of destruction and rebuilding. Today, it stands as a proud reminder of the history of Rochester, along with the cathedral and cobbled streets.

Services: 133, 140, 141, 190, 191, 193, 700

3. Chatham Dockyard

Photo courtesy of Visit Kent

A historic site that built mighty ships that mastered the world's oceans. Test your sea legs on HMS Ocelot, a Cold War Submarine during her 60th birthday year; explore HMS Cavalier, a Second World War Destroyer; and walk the deck of HMS Gannet, our Victorian Sloop.  Watch Master Ropemakers at work using centuries-old techniques on the iconic Ropewalk and explore the brand new Ropery gallery.

Services: 1, 2, 101, 116

4. Gillingham FC Stadium

Founded in 1893, as New Brompton, Gillingham is currently the only Kent-based team in the Football league. Playing their home games at Priestfield Stadium, an 11,582 all-seater stadium, they kick this year off in League two looking to mount a promotion charge with Neil Harris as manager.If you fancy getting behind the team then why not buy yourself a ticket on the official website.

Services: 101, 176/177, 182

5. Haven, All-Hallows

Caravan holidays are perfect for those looking for a breath of fresh air by the Great British coast. The park provides a base for exploring the natural beauty of the county fondly known as the Garden of England whilst offering the option to explore the capital city for a day. With a 9-hole golf course, a fishing lake and two swimming pools, caravans at Allhallows are a wonderful choice for a UK family holiday.

Service: 191

7. Mote Park

An award-winning park with 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake, providing a wide range of recreational activities.

Services: A short walk from all Maidstone town service drop-off points

8. Spa Valley Railway

Photo courtesy of Visit Kent

Runs from Tunbridge Wells West railway station to High Rocks, Groombridge and Eridge. Their slogan of “A destination at every station” is one they’re proud of. At every station, they’re lucky to have attractions you can enjoy when you visit.

Services: 277, 281

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