Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone

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History of Maidstone

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  1. Samurai armour at Maidstone Museum
    Maidstone Museum is an exceptional regional museum housed in the gorgeous Chillington Manor, an Elizabethan manor house. It is home to internationally significant collections, especially Ethnography, Japanese Decorative Arts, Ancient Egypt, Archaeology and Costume as well as a 2,700 year old Egyptian mummy!
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  2. Archbishops' Palace and All Saints Church on the River Medway, next to the horseway.
    The Parish Church of the county town of Kent was largely built by Archbishop Courtenay (14th century) and is one of the largest and finest Perpendicular churches in England. Of note are the medieval choir stalls and the Washington family memorial.
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  3. The remains of Sutton Valence Castle
    This is an imposing ruined castle with a history dating from c.12th century. The great tower, which is the major remaining part of the structure, was once part of a much larger castle, which probably included an inner and outer bailey...
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  4. Ruins of Thurnham Castle
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  5. Kits Coty
    Thought to be older than Stonehenge, the ruins of two prehistoric burial chambers take their name from a shepherd called Kit, who used the stones for shelter in the 17th century.
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  6. Aylesford Priory
    The Carmelite Friary founded in 1242 was dispossessed at the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and was re-established in 1949. Lovely grounds and picnic areas. Tearooms, shop, pottery.
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