Visit Gravesend and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Gravesend, Kent. An industrial town where the Thames pilots have their station. There is a great deal of Thames bustle, and the river front has some fascination.
This is where Pocahontas, the daughter of a Red Indian chieftain, is buried. Pocahontas saved the life of Captain John Smith, and, possibly, of all the settlers in the colony of Chesapeake, Virginia, when she interceded with her father on Smith's behalf when he was about to be put to death. She later married another settler, John Rolfe, and came to England with him. She became ill and decided to return, but was taken, dying, off the ship at Gravesend and was buried in the little Church of St George by the river in 1617. That building has since disappeared but the present Georgian church stands on the same site.
Nearby towns: Chatham, Dartford, Gillingham, Grays, Rochester
Nearby villages: Aveley, Belhus, Cobham, Cuxton, East Tilbury, Fawkham, Greenhithe, Longfield, Low Street, Luddesdown, Meopham, Northfleet, Shorne, Sole Street, South Ockendon, Southfleet, Stifford, Stonewood, Strood, Swanscombe, Thurrock, Tilbury, West Thurrock, West Tilbury
Have you decided to visit Gravesend or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Gravesend bed and breakfast (a Gravesend B&B or Gravesend b and b)
- a Gravesend guesthouse
- a Gravesend hotel (or motel)
- a Gravesend self-catering establishment, or
- other Gravesend accommodation