Sheerness is a coastal town on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, on the South bank of the estuary of the River Thames where it is joined by the estuary of the River Medway, and 10 miles from Sittingbourne.
It has been a dockyard town, deep water port and seaside resort with amusements, and look across to Essex.
The Dockyard was built by Charles II in 1665, and it retained this function until 1960. There is an attractive 18th century terrace known as Naval Terrace.
James II embarked from Sheerness in 1688, in an unsuccessful attampt to escape from England.
Sheerness was involved in the Nore Mutiny in 1797.
The great actor Edmund Kean began his career at Sheerness in 1802, at the age of 15.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Sheerness for groups.