Nothing is the same as Maidstone

Surrounded by a stunning landscapes of orchards and hop gardens, Maidstone – Kent’s thriving County Town – combines a wealth of historical attractions with arts, culture and superb shopping and entertainment facilities.

Situated on the River Medway halfway between Dover and London the town has always been a bustling centre for local and regional trade. And with its mix of high street brands and individual boutiques and specialty shops, Maidstone is a great place to shop and visit, you can even stay and spend a few days in Kent to explore even more.

Unravel the history of Maidstone

Don’t miss the historical attractions of Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, with themed collections ranging from Egyptian artefacts to local history, archaeology and costume.

See the bones of the Iguanodon – Maidstone’s oldest resident – and look for fossils under your feet in the new Earth Heritage Gallery.

Housed in the medieval stables of the Archbishops’ Palace, the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages offers a unique collection of horse-drawn carriages and is one of Maidstone’s hidden gems!

Nightlife continues in Maidstone

Maidstone is also the venue for an exciting evening out, with its vibrant mix of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

The Hazlitt Theatre and The Exchange offer a varied programme from contemporary drama, music, mainstream and alternative comedy, ballet, opera and children’s drama, including a traditional pantomime.

How about enjoying a relaxing walk?

No visit to Maidstone is complete without a stroll along the Maidstone Millennium River Park which weaves its way along a 10km stretch of the River Medway.  At its heart lies a new recreational area – Whatman Park.

With treetop walks, nature reserves, adventure playgrounds, skateboard park and the Riverstage Arena, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.