Dartford is situated 20 miles to the east of London on the bank of the river Thames, between the Boroughs of Bexley and Gravesham.

Originally a Roman settlement, Dartford is an old market town with a rich industrial heritage.

Paper making and cement production were major industries in the area for centuries, and many technological advances in production were made by companies here in Dartford

Dartford is also proud of its built heritage and we have many notable buildings. The Borough also contains marshland, parks and fields and forms part of the Garden of England.

To the south of the town lie a number of beautiful and ancient parishes, each of which has its own links with English history.

Dartford is set to grow considerably over the next twenty years. However, Dartford Borough Council recognises the importance of celebrating our heritage and protecting sites for future generations of Dartfordians and visitors to the Borough.