Sittingbourne is a market town with a rich industrial history. The town sits beside the Roman Watling Street and next to The Swale, a strip of sea separating mainland Kent from the Isle of Sheppey. The town has excellent transport links, some 60 minutes away by high speed rail link to London and with easy access to the A2, A249, M2 and M20 roads, making it a great base to explore the Garden of England. Sittingbourne has a history of paper-making, brick-making and barge-building. There are sailing trips departing from the Sailing Barge Edith May. Visit the reconstructed Old Forge Wartime House experience and the famous Sittingbourne Heritage Museum. Experience the excitement of Sittingbourne greyhound racing at the Central Park Stadium with three race meetings a week. Milton Creek Country Park is a fantastic green space from which to enjoy wildlife. The historic Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway travels into the country park.