Pictures of Allhallows-on-Sea
This resort once had 'hamlet' status that was later upgraded to 'village'. It is a coastal resort whose fortunes have fluctuated for decades, its once bright future as proposed brand new resort 'town' were scrapped when the railway station closed down in Dr. Beachings' slaughter and was finally closed in 1961. The land on which the station stood was sold to a developer and is now a caravan park, all that remains of the station is the water tower which has since been given 'listed' status. Caravan parks are a feature of Allhallows, neat large and small parks provide pleasant holiday accommodation for families who make this a summer retreat from London and other inland cities. Most of these parks provide daily and nightly family entertainment, so in inclement weather there is little need to venture very far.
On an historic note, Allhallows has a 11th-century church dedicated to All Saints, which is of course a translation of Allhallows. Close to the church is Allhallows House, part of a vast estate which for generations was home to the Pympe family. The resort itself lies on the old Saxon shore way, giving a clear indication of a history stretching back over centuries.
Sandwiched between the rivers Medway and Thames, the resort offers lots of opportunities for boating enthusiasts, walkers and nature lovers. It is a short distance from delightful Rochester where Charles Dickens spent much of his childhood - he used his ms fond memories of the town to good advantage as the backdrop for Great Expectations and Pickwick Papers.
This is a relaxed holiday resort that surely has something for everyone.
Attractions include: trips exploring the River Thames, visit the RSPB centre along the River Medway, take a boat trip exploring the many creeks on the Medway, visit Rochester - home of Charles Dickens, Rochester Cathedral, explore the coastal villages surrounding the Isle of Grain.
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