5 Feb

There is plenty to keep you entertained in Gillingham

There is plenty to keep you entertained in Gillingham

Although it is barely 40 miles away from the thriving entertainment hub that is London, many people do not realise just how much Gillingham has to offer.

The Kent town may not have the world-class arenas, theatres and sporting venues that the capital has, but there is always strong demand when there is property for sale in Gillingham and those who relocate to the area will certainly never struggle to find something to do.

There are plenty of intriguing events scheduled to take place in and around the town throughout 2013, including the fascinating Will Adams Festival, which will be held at Gillingham Park on September 14th.

Born in Gillingham in 1564, Will Adams established the first trade link between Japan and Great Britain and he was granted the honoured title of Samurai in the Far Eastern country.

This particular festival has been running annually since 2000 and it aims to celebrate the culture and traditions of Japan. It is certainly worth a look.

Before then, you can enjoy the English Festival at the Riverside Country Park on April 20th.

The family-friendly event is free to attend and a number of demonstrations and activities are laid on throughout the day. In previous years there has been laser pigeon shooting, a sailing and shipwright display and live musical performances.

Of course, Gillingham is also located in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, so people who love the great outdoors will be in their element among all of the beautiful orchards and lush greenery.

Traditionally knows as the "Garden of England", it is no surprise that houses and apartments for sale in Kent are in such high demand.

The area is also steeped in history, with many famous battles taking place in the county mainly because of its close proximity to the rest of Europe. Gillingham's Royal Engineers Museum is also a must-visit for anyone who has a keen interest in the area's past.

If you prefer more modern pursuits, then a trip to Priestfield Stadium to catch a Gillingham Football Club home game could be in order.

The Gills are Kent's only representatives in the Football League and they are currently performing extremely well under manager Martin Allen in npower League Two.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801534449-ADNFCR

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