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There’s a strong Kentish feel to the County Town of Maidstone and its historic villages – a region of rivers and oast houses, of vineyards and cherry orchards, of gastro pubs and ancient castles … and a natural place to stay to explore the Garden of England.
What's on Offer
Places to Visit
There are many wonderful places to visit, from castles and river boats, to vineyards and stunning gardens.
Maidstone is alive with events the whole year round. Drama, dance, music, comedy, cabaret, arts, culture and festival events.
Maidstone is one of the top places to shop in Kent. Alongside well known high street brands is one of the biggest selections of independent retailers in the country. From jewellers to kitchenware, gifts to ladieswear, these lovely shops can be found in the many ancient streets.
There is a fabulous selection of places to eat in Maidstone. Whether you're looking for a cosy country pub or a top class restaurant, Maidstone is packed full of choice.
Recreation & Sport
Maidstone is rich in facilities for a wide range of sports and interests, and boasts many picturesque locations for walking, horse-riding, golfing, fishing, and boating.
Conference & Business Facilities
As the business hub of Kent, Maidstone offers a superb choice of venues for conferences, meetings and exhibitions. It also has the largest indoor exhibition space, 7000m2 at the Kent Event Centre.
Country house hotels and inns sit comfortably alongside private homes offering bed & breakfast. Beautiful cottages and oast houses offer self-catering for longer holidays.There are several large branded hotels in Maidstone, all within easy reach of the major attractions and activities. For the more adventurous, try Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle.
Maidstone is accessed from junctions 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the M20, accessed from the M26/M25
Maidstone East for London/Ashford services. Maidstone West for Gatwick/Strood services.
Maidstone is situated close to the Channel Ports.
Gatwick and Heathrow airports are within easy reach of Maidstone.