©

Sittingbourne trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Sittingbourne

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Kent  /  Sittingbourne
(600+ reviews from top 20 attractions)
Nightlife Casinos Fun & Games
Sittingbourne is an industrial town about eight miles east of Gillingham in England, beside the Roman Watling Street off a creek in the Swale, a tidal channel separating the Isle of Sheppey from mainland Kent. The town is growing rapidly due to a number of large residential developments, and its train line links to London Victoria and HS1 to St Pancras International, the journey taking about an hour from Sittingbourne railway station.HistorySittingbourne owes its name to a modernised version of an observation on its location. The town's name came from the fact that there is a small stream or "bourne" running underground in part of the town. Hasted writing in the 1790s in his History of Kent states that:The Kent Hundred Rolls of 1274-5, preserved in the National Archives, record Sittingbourne as Sydingeburn in the following entries " Item dicunt quod Johannes Maresescall de Synele tenet unam parvam purpresturam in villa de Sydingeburn et solvit domino regi per annum 1d et dominus rex nichil perdit et quod Petrus de London tenet unam parvam purpresturam in villa de Sydingeburn et solvit inde per annum domino regi 1d et rex nichil perdit." Translated as, "Then they say John Marshall de Synele holds one small encroachment in the vill of Sittingbourne and he pays the lord king 1d. each year and the lord king loses nothing and that Peter of London holds one small encroachment in the vill of Sittingbourne and he pays 1d. each year to the lord king and the king loses nothing."
Use our United Kingdom (UK) trip builder to arrange the details of your trip to Sittingbourne and other destinations.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Sittingbourne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sittingbourne

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Sittingbourne:
Historic sites, zoos & aquariums, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, spas, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nightlife, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Kent

3 days in Canterbury BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Canterbury BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Canterbury BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Rochester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Southeast England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Dover BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Holiday & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in New Romney BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in England, Ireland & Scotland BY A USER FROM JAPAN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in United Kingdom & Calais BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans