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Pictures of Gravesend

in the county of Kent

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Attractive old town overlooking the Thames estuary with walkways and picnic sites ideal for watching the busy water traffic, for this stretch of the river is said to be one of the busiest in the world.

There is plenty here for visitors to see including a statue in St.George's churchyard marking the death in 1617 of Pocahontas, a Red Indian Princess.

Buildings include Milton Chantry which in turn has been the chapel of a Medieval leper hospital, barracks, tavern and arts centre. The building was originally founded in 1155, it was later re-founded in 1321 and finally became a chantry in 1524. It has a fascinating history and following its purchase by Gravesend Council was prepared for use as a gas decontamination centre during World War II in the event of gas war-fare.

New Tavern fort was built in the 1780's as a defence against French naval attack. This is an attractive visitor centre where you can step back in time and through a series of underground tunnels experience what life was like in war-time Gravesend.

The town forms part of the Saxon Shore Way and the old Weald Way.

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Greenhithe (18 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction W of Gravesend)

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Aylesford (47 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction SE of Gravesend)

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Eltham (33 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(13.8 miles, 22.1 km, direction W of Gravesend)

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Leigh-on-Sea (58 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex

(14.0 miles, 22.6 km, direction NE of Gravesend)

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Southend-on-Sea (123 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex

(16.2 miles, 26.1 km, direction NE of Gravesend)

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(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)

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(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction SE)

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