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Maidstone, Kent

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, England; lying 32 miles east-south-east of London. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town, linking it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. Historically, the river carried much of the town's trade as the centre of the agricultural county of Kent, known as the Garden of England.

Maidstone is situated in the heart of orchard country and remains a major agricultural market center - manufacturing agricultural implements - but the chief modern manufacture is paper. Brewing and malting are also prominent industries in the town as a result of being in the largest hops-growing area in England.

Apartments in Maidstone

Apartments in Maidstone

Our Recommendations

Top Attractions in Maidstone

Leeds Castle
Broomfield, Maidstone

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle is steeped in over 900 years of history. A glamorous history filled with strong and visionary women.

Leeds Castle is a castle in Kent, England, five miles southeast of Maidstone. It is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds. A castle has existed on the site since 1119, the first being a simple stone stronghold constructed by Robert de Crevecoeur which served as a military post in the time of Norman intrusions into England.

Mote Park
Mote Ave, Maidstone

Mote Park

The iconic award-winning Mote Park is a huge 450acre Parkland/Woodland garden in Maidstone, Kent.From dino golf, a climbing wall, water sports, the walled garden and even a waterfall! The great thing about Mote Park is that all the activities are open to both adults and children. Outside of the year-round activities, there are also a number of organised events that take place throughout the year. 

Maidstone Museum
St Faith's St, Maidstone

Maidstone Museum

Maidstone Museum is a free museum in Kent offering exhibitions, collections, workshops, and more.

Maidstone Museum is a local authority-run museum located in Maidstone, Kent, England, featuring internationally important collections including fine art, natural history, and human history. The museum is one of three operated by Maidstone Borough Council

Hazlitt Theatre
Earl St, Maidstone

Hazlitt Theatre

The Hazlitt Theatre is a traditional proscenium arch and intimate auditorium. Named after William Hazlitt, the famous essayist, who was born in Maidstone in 1778. It opened in 1955.

The Hazlitt Theatre presents a wide-ranging blend of entertainment. With two performance spaces, The Hazlitt Theatre and Exchange Studio aim to offer something for everyone.

The Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone offers one of the liveliest and most diverse programmes of arts and performance in the south east.

Kent Life
Lock Ln, Maidstone

Kent Life

The 28-acre site that constitutes Kent Life has evolved through the years from the historic Sandling Farm, an area that formed part of the wider Allington Castle estate in the mid 16th century – stretching some 461 acres – and was owned by Thomas Wyatt

Kent Life, as it is now known, is one of the few remaining places in Britain where hops are grown, harvested, dried and packed in its magnificent Oast house, by hand, using only time honored, traditional techniques. Kent Life is an English open-air museum located at Sandling, next to Allington Locks, on the east bank of the River Medway.

Aylesford, Maidstone

Cobtree Manor Park

Cobtree Manor Park has over 50 acres of parkland displaying a diverse and maturing collection of trees and shrubs. Standing on the site of the old Maidstone Zoo, the park features a themed play area, along with a sculpture trail, plenty of space for picnics, and a café serving hot and cold food and drinks. 

Cobtree Manor Park is a landscape of diverse character: part open country park, part woodland and part parkland garden, all set on a gently sloping hillside with views of the North Downs. 

Events in Maidstone

Extreme Robots Show

Location: Mote Park, Maidstone

Date: 15th, October 2022

Charity Race for Breast Cancer Care

Location: Buckmore Park, Maidstone

Date: 15th October, 2022

Carpenters Gold

Location: Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

Date: 16th October, 2022

October Market
October Market

Location: Staplehurst Community Centre

Date: 16th October 2022

Kent Networking
Kent Chapter Networking Evening

Location: Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone

Date: 20th October 2022

Maidstone Half Marathon

Location: Mote Park, Maidstone

Date: 16th October 2022

Wedding Experience
The Wedding Experience

Location: The Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone

Date: 16th October 2022

Hop Farm
Halloween Half Term Fun at the Farm

Location: The Hop Farm Family Park, Maidstone

Date: 22nd - 30th October 2022

Maidstone Train Stations

Maidstone East is one of three stations in the central area of Maidstone, but currently the only one with a regular direct service to London.

Maidstone West railway station is one of three railway stations which serve the town of Maidstone, it’s on the Medway Valley Line, 42 miles 36 chains from London Charing Cross via Strood and situated between Maidstone Barracks and East Farleigh.

Maidstone Barracks railway station is third railway station which serves the town of Maidstone.

Zizzi's pizza

Recommended Restaurants

Zizzi - Italian restaurant in Maidstone features its own traditional pizza oven.

Prezzo - offers venue for informal dining, business meetings, parties and other celebrations

Café Beck- Nice little café near the river, perfect for breakfast & lunch.

Frankie & Benny's – An Italian American restaurant catering for all needs, perfect spot for an overdue catch-up or a leisurely family get together.

Miller & Carter - Serving steak dishes and is devoted to all things beef. Alongside delicious cuts from the grill, the diverse menu includes build-your-own burgers, market-fresh fish dishes and a range of tempting nibbles.

Buenos Aires Nights - offers a taste of the true Argentina, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, traditional food, excellent wine and Tango shows, bringing a quality, affordable and authentic Argentine culinary experience to the UK