GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL
The festival brochure published by Medway Council is the source of all the information you need. It is available about a month before the Festivals as a link on the Medway Council Dickens Festival webpage. 'Park and Ride' information is on the back page, along with a map. until it is available you can get a taste of the festival by looking at the last festival brochure.
The Festival events almost all take place in the old town on the High Street between the bottom of Star Hill and the Medway road bridge, and around the Castle and the Cathedral (centred on Medway Visitor Centre, postcode ME1 1LX).
The town centre is well served by local car parks - most of the year! During festivals the demand increases enormously, and some car parks become unavailable because they have become part of the venue. If you are arriving independently you are strongly advised to use the efficient 'park and ride' service, but be sure to check the time of the last bus. Park and ride information is on the map page of the programme. The Park and Ride location varies, but is usually well signposted.
If you prefer public transport, the train station is within easy reach, there is a good bus service, and many day trips by coach are available.
There is no need to worry about finding refreshments, although things can get very busy at peak times.