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By the River Medway

Kentish Lady River Boat and Archbishops PalaceIn the heart of the town is the River Medway where visitors can enjoy a relaxing trip down the river to Allington or to the rural village of Teston. Take in the idyllic scenery of  Maidstone Millennium River Park on board either the Kentish Lady River Boat or hire a self drive hire boat from the Allington Belle at Fords Marine. With river Medway trips and the Maidstone Festival, there is a plenty of activity and attractions happenning at the River Medway.

 The tour to Allington can be combined with a visit to Kent Life  an award-winning open-air museum where historic buildings house exhibitions on life in Kent over the last 150 years. 

The River Medway’s important role in Maidstone’s colourful history is reflected in some of the landmark attractions scattered along its banks. The All Saints Conservation Area has a fascinating complex of medieval buildings in an enchanting riverside setting with historic gems such as All Saints Church, known as ‘one of the grandest perpendicular churches in England’. The Archbishops' Palace, built of Kentish ragstone, was used by the Archbishops of Canterbury as a resting place when travelling to London.  The Maidstone Carriage Museum  has a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles, housed in the Palace stables.

A Selection of Attractions

  • Maidstone Leisure Centre

    Maidstone Leisure centre

    Location: Maidstone

    Maidstone Leisure Centre is set in the attractive Mote Park surrounding a large lake for sailing...

  • Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

    Buckmore Park Kart Circuit, Chatham

    Location: Chatham

    Experience the thrills of high speed with sharp bends, head for Buckmore Park International kart...

  • Jubilee Boats - River Medway, Maidstone

    Family day explorer boats

    Location: Mill Street

    A range of small boats for hire and the larger elecric/solar powered boat can be enjoyed by all the...

  • Mote Park

    Mote Park

    Location: Maidstone

    450 acres of mature parkland with a 30 acre lake, providing a wide range of recreational activities...

  • Allington Belle

    Allington Belle on River Medway

    Location: Maidstone

    One hour trips on the River Medway on board the Allington Belle, Maidstone's Mississippi style...

  • Cobtree Manor Golf Course

    Cobtree Manor Golf Course

    Location: Maidstone

    On the outskirsts of Maidstone the course has a stunning 18 hole layout, USGA-specification greens...

By the River Medway

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