Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Gillingham

Learn about the unique charm of Gillingham with a stay in a private vacation home. Well-liked 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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 vacation in Gillingham. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Gillingham

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city center. 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 traveling 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 property listings offer a large selection of 168 vacation rentals near Gillingham. From 100 Houses to 28 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gillingham for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gillingham?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gillingham. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Capstone Farm Country Park: 483 vacation rentals
  • Royal Engineers Museum: 417 vacation rentals
  • Gillingham Rainham Station: 585 vacation rentals
  • Chatham Naval Memorial: 436 vacation rentals
  • Gillingham Station: 412 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gillingham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 100 Houses in Gillingham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gillingham include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 28 rentals available
  • Cabins: 27 rentals available
  • Cottages: 27 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gillingham?

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

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