Place:Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England


NameIsle of Sheppey
Alt namesSheppy
Coordinates51.391°N 0.831°E
Located inKent, England
source: Family History Library Catalog

The Isle of Sheppey is a small island off the North Kent coast and is approximately 9 miles long by 5 miles wide. It is connected to the mainland by two bridges. The Sheppey Crossing was opened in July 2006 and is the island's first fixed link with the mainland. The old Kingsferry Bridge is a lifting bridge, it is still in use and the railway line also crosses this bridge. There are traditional seaside towns on the island, such as Leysdown and Sheerness and there are the heritage towns of Queenborough and Blue Town which are rich in cultural heritage.

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