Circling the Square Tours and Guided Walks

Type:Walking Tour

Usually meet at Maidstone Musem Visitor Information, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH

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To explore some of the more interesting aspects of Maidstone, Circling the Square can provide tailor made tours for groups or individual visitors on a variety of themes. A guide is able to join your coach on arrival in Maidstone or prior to that on request or at a specific meeting point.

A number of suggested themes are listed below. These tours can be taken as they are, or can be adapted for specific interests. Detailed information can be obtained for each individual tour by contacting Peter Batty.

The Garden of England in Blossom Tour
The tour starts at Maidstone Museum to set the scene, then goes on to Kent Life for a hands-on experience in the discovery of hop gardens, oasts and orchards. Then out to the Yalding area to discover the orchards themselves and finishing at Teapot Island, which is a unique and quirky collection of this traditional vessel for brewing tea.

Kent – Royalty, Revolt and Rebellion
The tour starts from Maidstone Museum enabling discovery of the famous figures in history which have shaped Britain today. This is followed by a walking tour of this historic town where inspirational ideas and battles for change took place. This can be followed by a visit to Leeds Castle.

Inspirational Writers of the Region
This tour takes in some of the famous writers from Kent including Dickens, Hazlitt, Wyatt and Kipling as well as many who travelled to and through Kent such as Defoe, Pepys, Cobbett and Orwell.

A Tour on the Wine Side
Wine has been grown in England for centuries and now it is producing some high quality products which are internationally recognized as excellent. Visits to Sissinghurst and Biddenden Vineyards and a visit to Maidstone Museum to discover the traditions of food production in Kent.

Tea, Talk and Walk Tours + 1
These start at Maidstone Museum and allow visitors to discover all that is interesting and exceptional in the Museum and Maidstone town centre. This is normally a 2-3 hour tour making an excellent half day.

If you would like to make a full day then add one of these
Kentish Lady
Aylesford Priory
Leeds Castle
Lenham
Kent Life
Aylesford Village

Contact Peter for prices and timing

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Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre

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Public Transport Directions

Often a good place to meet is Maidstone Museum as it has a coach drop off point.

Opening Times

opening 2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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