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Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent, England


A Historic Tour of Chatham Historic Dockyard
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Chatham Historic Dockyard

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

Explore the worldís most complete dockyard of the Age of Sail and discover the hidden secrets of the yard that built over 400 ships for the Royal Navy, including Nelsonís flagship HMS Victory.

The Historic Dockyard at Chatham is a site of international maritime heritage significance. For over 300 years it played a highly important role in supporting the Royal Navy, building over 400 ships including HMS Victory, Nelsonís flagship at Trafalgar and repairing and maintaining thousands more. During this time the Royal Navy achieved and maintained an unrivalled mastery of the seas - a crucial factor in the development of Britainís global influence.

Encompassing an area of around 80 acres, with approximately 100 buildings and structures the site was in use as a Royal Dockyard from 1613 to 1984 and today is the most complete Dockyard of the Age of Sail to survive in the world. Its significance is† enhanced by close historical proximity to other historic sites, in particular the dockyardís defences (the Chatham Lines and Upnor Castle), the Edwardian naval barracks (HMS Pembroke) and the Georgian military barracks at Brompton and with strong associations with many historical† literary and artistic figures. Refreshment facilities include the Licensed Wheelwrights' Restaurant, Jolly Jacks soft play tea shop, and open and undercover picnic areas. Ample car parking available.

Unlock ALL the Dockyard's hidden secrets when you visit Kent's Family Attraction of the Year.

Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more Information please contact:
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust,
The Old Surgery,
The Historic Dockyard,
Chatham,
Kent
ME4 4TZ
Web:  www.chdt.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1634 823800
Fax: +44 (0)1634 823801

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