350th Anniversary of the Battle of Medway

This summer, Medway will mark the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway, a largely unknown battle that played a huge role in British and Dutch naval history.

In June, come and join in with the events, exhibitions and cultural activities taking place between Thursday 8th June and Saturday 17th June, including a new permanent exhibition at Upnor Castle and a spectacular festival finale with a pageant on the River Medway that is likely to attract thousands of people.

The programme is a fitting commemoration of a huge naval event that shaped British and world history. Given those facts it is surprising that so many people know so little about this significant battle in Kent. Find out more about the history of the Battle of Medway with our guide to the events of 350 years ago and start planning your next trip to Medway.

48 Hours in Maritime Kent

We've put together a sample itinerary to inspire you to get the most out of a short break in Medway, plus we've included a selection of Kent's other top sites that have played key roles in Britain's maritime history. 

Download the itinerary