Chatham is one of the Medway towns located in North Kent and is well known for its historic Dockyard which historically provided warships for the Royal Navy. The Dockyard has now become a popular museum in Chatham and the town has as such become the hub of the Medway Towns, making it an ideal place to visit when you hire a car in Chatham. The town also hosts plenty of naval buildings and military connections with several Army barracks. The 19th-century forts located in Chatham once provided a defensive shield for the Dockyard.