Blog (Attractions) - Visit Maidstone

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    Visiting Maidstone Without a Car

    Maidstone is a great destination for those who want to travel by bus or train also to enjoy their time off. To go home feeling that you have trodden lightly on the planet but still had a great day out is satisfying. There is a host of things to do, from climbing, trampolining, high ropes, escape rooms, distillery, boat trips and a whole lot more within easy walking distance of the public transport networks.

  • Wild Marjoram and Wild Basil at Ranscombe Nature Reserve.  (Wild Basil is the slightly fluffy looking one).

    Foraging for Herbs to Flavour Ranscombe Wild Gin

    A summer morning spent foraging for herbs to flavour Ranscombe Wild Gin and to learn more about wildflowers and botanicals which grow close to the River Medway on the North Downs.  This is a unique, protected and special environment and fabulous gin to taste.

  • 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. 

  • 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!) 

  • 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.

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    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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    English Tourism Week 20: My Best Mother - Daughter Day Out

    With my three favourite things included in this day made it perfect - blue sky and sunshine, tasty and delicious food and the characterful and charming goats at Buttercups.  Added to this the experience to choose and pick a vase full of English flowers was made for a delightful and very memorable day.

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