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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

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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

Maidstone Castle

Leeds Castle

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. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a favourite residence; in the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The present castle dates mostly from the 19th century. It has been open to the public since 1976.

Mote Park

Mote Park

The iconic award-winning Mote Park is a huge 450acre Parkland/Woodland garden in Maidstone, Kent. This multi-use public park which has been in existence since the 13th Century is rich with natural features – grassland, woodland, rivers and even a lake – and has a lot to offer. 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. This summer, Spirit of Rock’s Ramblin’ Man Fair the annual Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Rock the Mote and the retro 80’s festival that is Let’s Rock Kent are scheduled to hold at Mote park. Sign-up for a Mote Park membership or go to Visit Maidstone to find out more.

Maidstone Museum

Maidstone Museum

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