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Peel in the county of Isle of Man

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Leeds in the county of West Yorkshire

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in the county of Kent

About Sheerness

This is the port to which Nelson's body was brought home following his untimely death after his glorious victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Sheerness is the main town on the Isle of Sheppey, it has been a naval centre since the rule of Charles II, though changes brought in over the centuries by ever increasing modern methods of defence, gradually reduced its importance. It is though an ideal place from which to view shipping on the Thames Estuary.

The Sheerness Lifeboat is situated at Garrison Point, visitors here are welcome by appointment. The Sailing Club can be found in the Marine Parade.

The sea front gives Sheerness its unique atmosphere, and in spite of being largely built-up there is a hinterland of pleasant rural areas.

Interesting & Historical Facts about Sheerness

Sheerness, in Kent, has the biggest pile of decaying explosives in the world sitting in a wreck a few yards offshore.

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Leysdown-on-Sea (3 Pictures) in the county of Kent

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction E of Sheerness)

This is a busy Kentish coastal holiday resort which has sandy beaches and safe shallow waters, thus the beach is ideal for sunbathing and to swim from...

Southend On Sea Pier, Essex

Southend-on-Sea (123 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Essex

(7.4 miles, 11.8 km, direction N of Sheerness)

Southend-on-Sea is mostly known for its long pier and large amusement park - Adventure Island, which has rides to suit all tastes and all ages...

Belfairs - Leigh on Sea

Leigh-on-Sea (58 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Essex

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction NW of Sheerness)

At Leigh, visitors will find a small sandy beach and a narrow High Street containing lovely old fishermen's cottages. The resort is situated close to Leigh Marsh Nature Reserve and Two Tree Island, a lonely expanse of windswept grass and saltings...

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Faversham (80 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Kent

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction SE of Sheerness)

There is record of settlements in the area in pre-historic times, it is known that the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons both established villages...

Aylesford Church from the old bridge. Kent

Aylesford (50 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent

(15.5 miles, 25.0 km, direction SW of Sheerness)

Aylesford is a large village in Kent, 4 miles NW of the county town of Maidstone. It sits on the river Medway, and has many interesting and historic buildings including the 14th.....

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Sunset at Emley

Isle of Sheppey (21 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction SE)


Adventure Island, formely known as Peter Pans

Adventure Island (4 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.9 km, direction N)

This is the number one theme park in the Southeast of England, a great place for anyone at any age, especially children and tiny.....

Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle (16 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction NW)

Built by the Normans on the approach to London, lived in by 3 queens; Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr......

Upnor Castle

Upnor Castle (61 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction W)

The romantic ruins of this fabled centuries old fortress occupies one of the most delightful sites in England. The castle was.....

Number Three Slipway, Chatham Dockyard

Chatham Historic Dockyard (122 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.3 km, direction W)

Set in a stunning 80-acre estate The Historic Dockyard Chatham will excite and entertain you - whatever your age! Explore the.....

Charles Dickens Chalet, Rochester, Kent

Charles Dickens Chalet (4 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction W)

Unfortunately due to its fragility, the Dickens Chalet is not open to the public although it can be viewed from outside. The.....

Rochester Cathedral

Rochester Cathedral (104 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction W)

Rochester Cathedral is awesome in its beauty, matching this is an impressive history stretching back to when the cathedral was.....

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