Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Gillingham

Learn about the unique charm of Gillingham with a stay in a holiday home rental. Revered for its restaurants, bars and ice skating, this city is both welcoming and walkable. Leeds Castle and Rochester Cathedral are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Gillingham

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Gillingham has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Southend Pier (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Gillingham Golf Club (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Buckmore Park Karting (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Golf Club (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Kent Life (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Bearsted Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gillingham

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Gillingham. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Riverside Country Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Capstone Farm Country Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • White Horse Wood Country Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Vinters Valley Nature Reserve (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Whatman Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Brenchley Gardens (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gillingham

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to London (LCY-London City), which is 25 mi (40.2 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Gillingham Rainham Station or Gillingham Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Gillingham?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 169 holiday lettings near Gillingham. From 101 Houses to 28 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gillingham for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gillingham?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gillingham. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gillingham Rainham Station: 591 holiday lettings
  • Chatham Naval Memorial: 438 holiday lettings
  • Gillingham Station: 414 holiday lettings
  • Gillingham Golf Club: 455 holiday lettings
  • Royal Engineers Museum: 419 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gillingham listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gillingham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 101 Houses in Gillingham. Our other popular types of Gillingham holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 28 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 27 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 27 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gillingham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 17 holiday homes with pool available in Gillingham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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