There are a wide range of local attractions for those on a leisure break and excellent facilities for those on business. We are just minutes from the M2 and M25 motorways, and located just 20 miles from central London. Plus access to the high speed rail link of Ebbsfleet International Station is just minutes away, making the Inn on the Lake perfect for all our guests.
Ebbsfleet International Railway Station has high speed rail links to central London, Ashford as well as Paris via Eurostar. Located just over 7 miles away and a 9 minute car journey from the Inn on the Lake, making access very easy for your onward or inbound journey.
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One of the biggest shopping and retail outlets in the UK, Bluewater has something for everyone. Open daily until 21:00 and 17:00 on Sundays, Bluewater is packed with a wide selection of excellent shops, bars and restaurants. Bluewater is located just under 9 miles away and only an 8 minute drive.
Visit Bluewater website
Brands Hatch is a favourite for any motorsport enthusiast, and a regular host to a wide range of car and motorcycle racing events including the British Touring Car championship, NASCAR Europe and the British Superbike Championship.
A truly excellent day out and located just under 12 miles away and only a 22 minute drive, making the Inn on the Lake the perfect place to call home during your visit.
Rochester Castle and Cathedral
Rochester Castle is known as one of the best preserved and finest examples of Norman architecture in England. Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest cathedral in England and is a true sight not to be missed.
Visit Medway website
Chatham Historic Dockyard
Go back in time and become absorbed in a tale of 18th Century dockyard life. Visit the old Victorian Ropery, discover how wooden war ships were built and relive some of the RNLI’s most memorable rescues. Set in a stunning 80-acre estate The Historic Dockyard Chatham will excite and entertain you – whatever your age!
Visit Chatham Dockyard website
Fort Amherst Heritage Park and Caverns
A fortification of international importance and Britain’s largest Napoleonic fortress, Fort Amherst boast’s a fascinating 300 year history, an amazing network of underground passages and numerous original buildings and gun emplacements.
Visit Fort Amherst website
The Royal Engineers Museum
The Royal Engineers Museum of Military Engineering is one of the foremost Military Museums in the country. The Museum and Library tell the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and military engineering. It is a story about the Sappers and their courage, creativity and innovation.
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Be inspired to come and visit this thirteenth century romantic castle – once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Set in magnificent gardens from the majestic formal Italian Garden and topiary, to the informal meanderings of the lakeside and Sunday Walk. The Water Maze on Sixteen Acre Island and the Yew Maze challenges both adults and children alike!
Visit Hever Castle website
Leeds Castle and Gardens
Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England’s medieval queens, a palace of Henry VIII, and a retreat for the powerful and influential.
Visit Leeds Castle website
Howletts and Port Lympe Wild Animal Parks
The John Aspinall Foundation in conjunction with Howletts Wild Animal Park is devoted to saving rare and endangered animals, returning them to protected areas in the wild. As a charity they rely on the support of the general public to help fund their work.
Visit Howletts website
Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre
The £63 million Dockside Outlet Centre is a Grade ll Listed Building and was originally constructed at Woolwich Dockyard in approximately 1847, but was dismantled and re-erected in Chatham Dockyard in around 1876. The building is historically important, as an early example of the use of cast and wrought iron, most of which can still be viewed. Now converted, the Dockside Outlet offers fine shopping at discounted prices.
Visit Docksite website
Why not participate in a leisurely Sailing trip along the River Medway? From the base in Chatham Marina, discover the Medway and its environment as seen by Admiral Lord Nelson. View the birdlife in its natural habitat as you sail towards the Estuary, only motoring for lock access or adverse wind conditions.
Visit Medway Sailing website
Cyclopark is a purpose-built facility for cycling and other outdoor activities, located 10 minutes from the Inn on the Lake.
Visit Gravesend Cyclopark website