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The Official Tourism Guide for Maidstone

Looking for the perfect destination for a long or short break? Want a place that has lots of great things to do, a wealth of amazing attractions, and stunning countryside to explore? Look no further than Maidstone.

With fantastic shopping and parking at Fremlin Walk and Maidstone Market, fabulous food and drink crafted from local produce, a calendar of great events, and unique experiences to be had for all ages, few places in the South East provide quite as much to see and do as Maidstone.

Outdoor activities

If you love the great outdoors, you will find a selection of activities to keep you entertained, with the amazing Kentish Lady River Cruises and a host of cycling and walking routes providing the opportunity to discover the traditions and charm of the region. What's more, with family attractions such as Buckmore Park Karting Circuit, Kent Life Heritage Farm, Headcorn Aerodrome, and Teapot Island, heading out-and-about in Maidstone represents an unforgettable experience packed with fascination and intrigue. 

Culture and tradition

For those in search of a more relaxing break, meanwhile, Maidstone is steeped in history and culture. From museums and galleries to magnificent monuments including Leeds Castle, beautiful parks and gardens such as Mote Park, the River Medway, and the North Downs to quaint historic villages nestled in the picture-perfect countryside, there is traditional Kentish life at every turn.

An abundance of places to eat and drink even ensures that savouring a taste of life in the region is simple. From traditional afternoon tea to a host of great restaurants with fine dining experiences and authentic cuisine, you will find something to suit all tastes.

All visitors welcome

No matter whether you are visiting alone, as a couple, with family, or for business purposes, Maidstone offers a warm welcome to everyone. What's more, our award-winning Visitor Information Centre provides you with all of the information you need to make the most of your time in Maidstone. 

There are always many amazing events on throughout the year which you can find out about on our What’s On page or in our printed guide, while the town itself is renowned for its variety of pubs & bars, trendy nightclubs, and all-round nightlife. You can even visit our inspire me pages to plan the perfect break. 

Plus, finding the ideal accommodation for a stay in Maidstone couldn’t be easier thanks our special search tool. There is a great choice from modern hotels to cosy bed and breakfasts, as well as camping and self-catering options, so you are guaranteed to find the perfect place to stay.

What's On

The Magic of Masks & Puppets - Maidstone Museum

The Magic of Masks & Puppets - Maidstone Museum

The Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre presents a beautiful and quirky collection of masks and puppets...

Catching Rainbows: A Digital Metamorphosis

Catching Rainbows: A Digital Metamorphosis

Imelda Bell is a multi award-winning photographer and a qualified member of the Guild of...

Valentine's Dinner in Leeds Castle

Valentine's Dinner in Leeds Castle

Spend a romantic Valentine’s night with your loved one at Leeds Castle in Kent, “the loveliest...

Highlights

Find the very best of Maidstone.

Week Street, Maidstone

Week Street

Follows the route of the old Roman road from Rochester to the Weald. The location for many major...

St. Peter's Wharf

St. Peter's Wharf

In the town centre on the banks of the River Medway, with large retaill stores TK Maxx, Asda...

Royal Star Aracde

Royal Star Arcade

A boutique shopping centre offering shops by independent businesses.

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