Kent’s county town, Maidstone, lies at the heart of the Garden of England. Here orchards and hop gardens surround romantic villages and must-see heritage sights.
The lush landscape is home to the captivating Leeds Castle, whose romantic towers are reflected in the glittering moat. The castle and grounds are fabulous for a day out.
Maidstone itself boasts the fabulous Archbishops Palace and the Museum of Carriages.
Hop on The Kentish lady or Allington Belle for a scenic River Medway cruise. Walk through the Millennium River park to the Kent Life living museum.
Maidstone possesses a superb museum with many interesting exhibits including a 2700 year old Egyptian mummy (not discovered in Maidstone!)
Mote Park is a popular attraction with its boating lake and model railway and leisure centre.
Let’s not forget shopping, Maidstone has two shopping centres - The Mall & Fremlin Walk. Bluewater is only a 20 minute drive.
There is a vibrant night life, cinema complex and Hazlitt theatre.