10 Best Historical Places to Visit
Maidstone has a long and interesting history full of mad priests, witches, battles and industry.
Leeds Castle - Described by Henry VIII as "loveliest castle in the world".
All Saints Church - Architecturally the largest perpendicular church in England but also with it centuries of battle scars of musket balls and sword slashes in the stone.
Maidstone Museum - Full of wonderful things but particularly Julius Brenchley's Collection of ethnographical items from around the globe and the beautiful picture gallery.
Tyrwhitt Drake Collection of Carriages - A wonderful collection of transport for king, queens, princes and paupers before the train and motor car.
Kent Life - Discover the Garden of England's house, hops, apples, beer and gardens which fed London.
Historic Town Walking Tour - Collect the leaflet from Visitor Information or download the pdf.
Lenham - A traditional village dating from around 1297 with shops and pub and a very rural way of life.
Headcorn - A delightful and historic village which was built around the textile industry. Lovely shops and pubs as well as the airfield which was a key site in WW2.
Thurnham Castle Ruins - A magnificent location overlooking the Weald of Kent for the haunting ruins of this 11th century mote and bailey castle.
Kits Koty and Little Kits Coty - Neolithic standing stones protected by English Heritage.