Queenborough dates back to Saxon times when it was known as Cyningburh, “King’s Borough”. It was renamed in the 14th century by King Edward III, after his queen. During this period, Queenborough, was an important town for the export of wool, a significant crown revenue. Queenborough Harbour offers moorings between the Thames and Medway. It is possible to land at Queenborough on any tide and there are boat builders and chandlers in the marina. Admiral Lord Nelson, is reputed to have learned many of his seafaring skills in these waters, and also shared a house near the small harbour with his mistress, Lady Hamilton. Grab a moment at one of the pubs or sample a cooked breakfast or afternoon tea and cake at Castle Connections, a Community Art Centre and Café built on site of the old Queenborough Castle.
We would like to thank "Rainham Rail Enthusiast" for allowing us to link his video of the station.
Cycle routes around Queenborough
Why not take your bike on the train and then go and explore the Isle of Sheppey. The Sheerness Way is a wonderful family cycle route that will allow you to explore parts of the Island. For more details click on the Sheerness Way guide.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.