Dartford is a town within the borough of Darford, Kent, England. It lies within the London Basin north west of the shire county of Kent and experiences an oceanic climate. The town is not too far from Bexley, Beckenham, Bromley, Chatham, Gillingham, Grays, Greenwich, London and Rochester. Dartford is famous for its shopping centres, collection of ancient architectures and arts.
Becket Leisure Centre located at Shepherds Lane, Dartford offers leisure and sports facilities. Its facilities include 5-a-side football, badminton court, dance studio, fitness room and so much more.
Central Park is a vast public green area that lies at the centre of the town of Dartford, Kent. Locals and visitors may relax; play sports, picnic and leisure walk in the area with family and friends.
Copperfields Shopping Arcade can be found along High Street, Dartford, Kent. The venue is famous for being home to several independent retail stores and small shops that sells unique items.
Dartford Borough Museum houses large collection of artifacts and interesting exhibits that tell about the history and development of the town. The museum is located in Market Street, Dartford, Kent.
Dartford Library is located at Market Street, Dartford, Kent. The library has large collection of audiovisual materials and books available for everyone to read within the building.
Orchard Theatre features wide range of performances like Christmas pantomime, concerts, dramas, plays and so much more. It is located at Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent.
The Manor Gate House following the dissolution of Dartford Priory, Henry VIII chose the site to construct a Manor House between 1541 and 1544 for his personal use. In 1545, this venue became one of the most politically important in Tudor England, when the Privy Council met here. Anne of Cleves was given the Manor House after Henry's death in exchange as part of her divorce settlement and she lived there from 1553 until shortly before her death in 1557. Elizabeth I retained the use of the Manor house but only stayed there on two occasions. Today, it is just the Gatehouse that remains. This is an historic building and the exterior is definitely worth a look. The interior is now used for offices. The Manor Gatehouse is located on Priory Road in Dartford. DA1 2BJ
Swanscombe Skull Site - three perfectly matching pieces of a 400,000 year old skull were found in Swanscombe in 1935, 1936 and 1955. These pieces are amongst the oldest human remains ever discovered in Europe. Three commemorative stones mark the places where the fragments of the skull were found. Thousands of primitive stone tools have been found on this site from thid Acheulian period, as well as from earlier Clactonian culture, some of which are on display at the Dartford Borough Museum. The Swanscombe Skull site is on Craylands Lane in Swanscombe.