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  • Escaping the Crowds, view over Medway Valley in Spring

    Avoiding the Crowds this Summer

    Staycationing in the East instead of West this year is a good way to avoid the crowds. Here in Kent are some great choices for lesser known places but frequently as beautiful, Sometimes slightly more remote and excellent value.  Visitors are asked to respect, protect and enjoy Kent alongside the residents. 

  • Spring at Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

    How to Spend a Weekend in Maidstone

    Maidstone in Kent is one of the most accessible rural areas of England, being less than an hour from London and with fantastic castles, wonderful vineyards, amazing countryside and excellent food and wine producers.  Lovely hotels and places to stay make this a great destination.  There is so much to do you will wish you had booked an additional night.

  • Enjoying winter in England, with the best things to do.

    Enjoying Winter in England

    Thinking differently can bring a whole new aspect to winter life in England.  Hey, the weather is not always perfect but here are some great ideas to embrace some of the good things about winter.  

  • Discover the rural beauty of the Garden of England perfect for a break without crowds.

    Time to Disconnect from the Crowds

    Some ideas in rural Kent to get a change of scenery and escape the crowds. Autumn is not only beautiful here, it is full of harvest, fruit, wine, ciders, beers, great walks, workshops of different types with only small numbers of people and in many places none at all. There was such a lot to do in the area it surprised me.

  • PYO Fruit and Vegetables in Maidstone and Kent

    PYO Farms in and Around Maidstone and Kent

    Kent, with its rich and fertile soil, is one of the best places in the world to find fresh fruits and vegetables, also renowned for its orchards ripe with award-winning apple, pear and cherry varieties (it's not called the Garden of England for nothing!) 

  • Know Before You Go

    Attractions Re-Opening in Maidstone and What to Know Before You Go

    The last few months have been incredibly hard for tourism businesses and attractions and we are just as delighted as they are to welcome you back. In partnership with Visit England, we have put together a list of attractions in Maidstone which are re-opening with all the latest information so you’re in the know before you go.  

  • Mote Park with great things to do

    A Staycation in Kent is a Great Choice

    Kent is a great choice for a staycation because there is lots to see and do and nothing is very far away. It has a great choice of places to stay and has castles, gardens, beaches, countryside, great walking, fabulous food and a lot to discover and enjoy for all the family.

  • Anno Gin

    English Tourism Week 20: My Favourite Day at Anno Distillers

    Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved to experiment and get creative. So, when I got the chance to go into our new distillery Gin Experience Lab to test run our ‘Blending Experience’ – a workshop where you get to design and make your own flavour of gin – it spoke to something inside of me and I couldn’t pass up the chance to try it out for myself.

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