Sittingbourne is an industrial town in Kent, 8 miles from Gillingham.
It is situated on the Roman Watling Street, and on Milton Creek, which flows into the Swale.
The town was formerly used as stopping place for pilgrims on their way to Canterbury, and had a thriving market, particularly selling the fruit for which Kent is famous.
The chief industry is paper-making. Bowaters had their own railway, part of which is now operated as a heritage line.
The parish church dates back to the 13th century.
The Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum stands on the banks of Milton Creek.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Sittingbourne for groups.