Blog (Attractions) - Visit Maidstone

  • These celebrated figures in Maidstone have changed our world and the way we live.  More can be found on the historical tour.

    A quick look around in Maidstone

    This blog answers a few questions about what there is to do and see in Maidstone and is it worth a visit? The answer is, yes. Here you will find good shopping, lots of great restaurants and cafés, boat trips, museums, a historic quarter, riverside walks, family entertainment, evening entertainment, frequent events and a lot to see. 

  • Riverside at Allington Lock, Maidstone, Kent.  Here you will find The Little Old Toll House Café, The Environment Agency Office, a Premier Inn, The Malta Inn and a stop for the Kentish Lady River Cruises.  Kent Life Heritage Farm Park is close by.

    Visit the Beautiful River Medway Navigation This Summer

    One of the most beautiful and best kept secrets in Kent is the River Medway and its amazing history, diversity and incredible wildlife.  It is quiet and serene and makes a fantastic day of waterside walking and with railway stations close by, getting the train to the start or the end of your walk is no problem.     

  • Enjoy walking in all seasons in and around Maidstone.  Here are some suggestions for Christmas walks.

    12 Walks for Christmas

    Christmas is a time of feasting and to help out a little exercise is good for the soul and the waistline, quite apart from discovering some new places and interesting things.  The 12 Days of Christmas are from the 25th December to 6th January.  Lots of people take holiday between Christmas and New Year and so its an ideal time to walk get some fresh air and enjoy a little outdoors. Of course you can do these at any time of the year.

  • Great for days out this winter.  Crisp clear days with fresh air, coffee shop stops and a pub lunch!

    Enjoying Maidstone in the Winter Months

    Some days you just need a change of scenery and to get out of home and do some things near you. Maidstone is a great place to head towards, with things for families or meeting up with a group of friends, to catch up and spend some quality time together. This year you can enjoy the Christmas Trail, until 6th January and that is free and a fun search.

  • three people on canoes

    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!) 

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