The road is the famous Roman road known as Watling Street.
The town was much frequented in the Middle Ages by pilgrims to Canterbury, and several hospitals were built to accommodate them.
Among the fine inns is the Crispin and Crispianus.
St. Mary`s Church, largely 14th century, was rebuilt by Sir Robert Smirke in 1812. It was his first work.
Temple Manor dates back to the 12th century, and was a commandery of the Knights Templar.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Strood for groups.