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Travelling around Sittingbourne

Travelling around Sittingbourne

Surrounded by orchards and farmland, Kent's modern market town of Sittingbourne hosts a wealth of attractions for visitors. The friendly Kentish town has evolved from its industrial heritage of making paper, bricks and barges to becoming a vibrant, modern commuter town.

Whether you’re one of Sittingbourne’s 62,500 residents or visiting from nearby, there is much to see and do here, including a bustling shopping centre, a number of historical sites, a cinema and many delicious eateries. For outdoorsy types, there is a wide range of sporting activities on offer, including nearby speedway and greyhound tracks.

As you’d expect from a town in this location, there are excellent rail links to both London and Dover. Arriva buses operate in the area with regular services to Maidstone, Sheerness, Faversham and plenty more places besides, so getting to and from Sittingbourne couldn’t be easier.


Dragon statue in Milton Creek Country Park

Statue found in Milton Creek Country Park

No visit to Sittingbourne would be complete without indulging your inner shopaholic. Be sure to pay a visit to the Forum shopping centre with its range of High Street and independent shops. This modern arcade is the perfect place to pick up a few essentials or simply relax with coffee and cake. If you’re looking for something unique, there are regular Artisan and themed markets here too.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, then a visit to Doddington Place Gardens is a must. Set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion, these stunning landscaped gardens cover 10 acres, making them the perfect spot for a stroll. Meanwhile, Milton Creek Country Park is a veritable oasis for wildlife. It also offers quaint steam train services from the Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway.