a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code SOO

Kent Offers & Links

Kent Community Rail Partnership

Strood PlusBus tickets are valid within the Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester and Strood urban area.

Temple Manor EH ¾ mile

A manor house of the Knights Templar, constructed during the 13th century.
Open Apr-Oct, SSu 1100-1600.

Upnor Castle EH 1¾ miles or by bus

An Elizabethan fort built beside the River Medway to defend the warships and dockyard at Chatham. There are good views across the Medway from the Castle and from parts of the walk to it.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800 (1600 Oct).
Bus 197 from High Street (¼ mile from station) to Upper Upnor (near Castle). 12 minutes journey, M-F about 2-hourly, Sat infrequent. Operated by ASD Coaches. Strood PlusBus tickets may not be valid for this journey, please check with the bus operator. Buses also pass Rochester station.

Strood and Upnor map

Cliffe Pools Nature Reserve RSPB by bus then ½ mile

A remote reserve with saline and brackish lagoons beside the River Thames. It is a good place to see large numbers of wintering waders. Download a map from the RSPB website showing the reserve trails and important viewpoints. Admission free.
Open* at all times.
Bus 133 from High Street (¼ mile from station) to Cliffe, Six Bells (the route terminus), then ½ mile walk. M-S about hourly, 19 minutes journey. Operated by Arriva. Strood PlusBus tickets are NOT valid for this journey. Buses also pass Rochester station.

Cliffe map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps