Historic Swale is an umbrella organisation set up to showcase the diverse and fascinating heritage of the Swale area.
Swale is an area of North Kent with a deceptively rich history. The towns of Sheerness, Sittingbourne and Faversham are only the beginning!
If you are a visitor please explore this site to find our museums, historic buildings and heritage attractions.
If you are local and looking to get involved, then there will be something for you here too!
Sittingbourne's Cattle Market
Until 1969 Sittingbourne had a regular stock market and auction in the ground behind the Bull Hotel in the High Street. In the early years, cattle would be herded to and from the market, and would quite often break free, running amok down the High Street.