Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone

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  1. Leeds Castle from the restaurant
    Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years
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  2. Miscellaneous wartime exhibits and memorabilia from both Britain and Germany on display. Aircraft including a VI flying bomb.
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  3. Historic Maidstone, Medieval quarter, All Saints Church, River Medway, Archbishops' Palace
    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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  4. Maidstone Carriage Museum is home to a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles & transport curiosities. More than 60 vehicles are displayed, from grand carriages & ornate sleighs to antique sedan chairs & Victorian cabs.
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  5. Regiment Museum
    The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum is an independent museum housed within Maidstone Museum since 1960. It tells the fascinating story of this famous local regiment, recounting their exploits during the British Army’s campaigns.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Kent Life Children's Day Out
    Kent Life is a vibrant and fun destination with host of attractions on it's 28 acre site which offer a great family day out.  No matter whether your family are seeking nostalgia or want to discover more about animals, this is a great place to be.
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  9. 15th century half timbered Yeoman's house featuring a great hall and crownpost, surrounded by harmonious garden, orchard and meadows.
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  10. This is a free attraction where parachuting, balloons, stunt flights, pleasure flights, flying lessons, aerial displays, microlights, radio controlled flight and many different planes and helicopters go to and fro most weekends. You can watch free.
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