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Dartford is situated on the border of Kent and Greater London. The history of Dartford spans more than 400,000 years, from archaeologists excavating pre-historic tools, to plague, poverty and crime causing controversy in the town between 1500 and 1600.
Dartford’s traditional role as a stopping-place for pilgrims ceased with the Reformation and the abolition of pilgrimages. This had a significant impact on the local economy. The dissolution of Dartford Priory also robbed Dartford of an important source of status and prestige. Fortunately, the decision by Henry VIII to build one of his royal manor houses at Dartford brought the town once again under the spotlight.
About Britannia Bearsbys Dartford Removals
Britannia Bearsbys have been running a Dartford removals service for over 30 years. Located just 25 minutes from Dartford, in Aylesford, we couldn’t be better positioned to help you with your move to or from Dartford! With exceptional expertise and a friendly service.
The house removal service includes an extensive pre-move survey allowing Britannia Bearsbys to tailor the move to meet your needs. Throughout the move, customers can utilise Britannia Bearsbys home storage service.
Moving to Dartford
Terraced properties are the most popular in Dartford, particularly with families. Terraced homes sell, on average, for £272,095. Flats sell for an average of £177,993, and semi-detached properties – £317,466. Dartford, with an overall average price of £256,892 is cheaper than nearby Darenth (£368,184), Wilmington (£379,013) and Joydens Wood (£453,009).
Days Out in Dartford
The majority of the best attractions in Dartford are all outdoors, perfect for children with lots of energy. Central Park, Darenth Country Parka and Hesketh are all favourites, especially with dog walkers and joggers. Beacon Wood Country Park has play areas for children, and is a great location to hit the trails on bikes. Picnics are often enjoyed at all of these locations!
For wildlife lovers, The Enchanted Forest can be found at the base of Temple Hill East. It is three and a half acres of trodden walks and smaller trails leading off into the depths of the woodland. Although enjoyed by dog walkers, picnicking families and cyclists, it is definitely an opportunity for keen photographers to get their cameras out!
Dartford Transport Links
Located just a stone’s throw from the M25, Dartford sits in a position that benefits from an extensive road network. Central London is under an hour’s drive, but keep traffic in mind, it will be chaos in the city during rush hour! For those wanting to drive to Essex, the Dartford Crossing is a major road crossing of the River Thames, connecting Dartford to Thurrock in Essex.
There are often 12 or more trains leaving Dartford station per hour. There are direct services to London Charing Cross, London Canon Street, and London Victoria – with journey times for all services taking around 45 minutes. London St Pancras is also accessible with 1 change at Gravesend.