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MaidstoneUnited Kingdom

This town at the center of Kent is known for its historic castle, cultural museums and nature paths with many wildlife-spotting opportunities close to London.

Maidstone lies on the outskirts of London in the heart of Kent county. Many of the town’s attraction are based around its two rivers, the Medway and the Len, which cut through the town’s center. With scenic nature trails, the county capital serves as a relaxing retreat from the busy city streets of neighboring London.

Visit Leeds Castle, one of the most famous sites in the county. It sits on an island in a lake a few miles southeast of Maidstone. Enter the castle via a drawbridge to enjoy the site’s many activities including bird shows, children’s playgrounds and a grotto filled with light and sculpted mythical beasts.

See more of the country surrounding Maidstone on the Len Valley Nature Walk. Spot wildlife such as deer and badgers. The hiking trail runs for 12 miles (19 kilometers) through typical English countryside along the River Len. On the way back to town, amble through Mote Park’s 450 acres (180 hectares) of public grounds to take in riverside views.

Explore the many attractions in the center of Maidstone. Visit the free Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery that are housed in an old Elizabethan manor house. See centuries-old local artifacts and decorative Japanese arts among their collections.

Go shopping in The Mall Maidstone, an indoor mall with more than 75 stores, or stay outdoors and browse the shops along the Fremlin Walk. Watch a show at the Hazlitt Theatre, which hosts regular comedy and music performances.

Catch a bus or drive northwest of the city towards Aylesford to reach The Friars, a religious house founded in the 13th century. Stoneacre, just over 10-minutes’ drive south of Maidstone, is another interesting building. Inside this half-timbered medieval farmhouse you can see collections of furniture and crafts. Outside, enjoy the gardens and orchard.

Maidstone is located 37 miles (51 kilometers) southeast of London. Come by train, bus or car to enjoy the historic town’s cultural attractions and picturesque surrounding countryside.

Top hotels in Maidstone

Village Hotel Maidstone
Village Hotel Maidstone
3.5 out of 5
The price is £54 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb

Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kent Life and Whatman Park. Brenchley Gardens and Hazlitt Theatre are ...

4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Very clean and good facilities. Dinner was delicious, breakfast horrible. Also no drinking water in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Village Hotel Maidstone
Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
4 out of 5
The price is £84 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bearsted Golf Club, Leeds Castle and Mote Park. White Horse Wood Country Park and Vinters ...

4.2/5Excellent! (524 reviews)

"The staff were very nice and professional. It is clear the Covid has impacted on business as some of the facilities were closed and meals had to be in my room However, my stay was pleasant"…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2020

Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Hilton Maidstone Hotel
Hilton Maidstone Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £66 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in a regional park, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Vinters Valley Nature Reserve and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Mote Park. Brenchley Gardens and Maidstone ...

3.9/5Good! (991 reviews)
Friendly and accommodating hotel

"We stayed one night for my partner’s birthday and found the staff to be very welcoming and the hotel to be comfortable. We would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

Hilton Maidstone Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Maidstone

St Andrews Apartments
St Andrews Apartments
4 out of 5

Situated in Maidstone, this apartment building is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Tyrewhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Mote Park. Hazlitt Theatre ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)

"Large, spacious, well appointed, superb directions and communication with the owner. A brilliant deal."…"

Reviewed on 27 May 2019

St Andrews Apartments
VMG Living
VMG Living
4 out of 5
Kingfisher Meadow, Maidstone, England

Situated in Maidstone, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Tyrewhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Mote Park. Hazlitt Theatre ...

2/5 (3 reviews)
BE WARNED MISLEADING, VERY DIRTY, POOR CUST. SER

"Dirty, no sheets or covers for sofa bed and quilt. Bed had springs sticking out and no mattress protectors on beds. Curtains on wires hanging off. Dirty bathroom with only three towels for 5 persons. No toiletries although stated. No coffee etc. WiFi didn't work and TV in lounge was small considering ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2018

VMG Living
St Faith Street
St Faith Street
3.5 out of 5
16 St Faith Street, Maidstone, England

Situated in Maidstone, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maidstone Museum and Mote Park. Brenchley Gardens and Hazlitt Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
600 year old modern condo

"Excellent modernization of a 600 year old house. Comfortable. Biggest complaint would be that the shower rain head was about 1 cm lower than the top of mine. Never ran out of hot water. Maidstone Fringe Festival was a little loud the first two nights - but the location was perfect for seeing Maidstone. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2017

St Faith Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Maidstone

3.9

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4 - Good 45.333333333333336%
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3 - Okay 25.333333333333332%
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4/5 - Good

Lord

16 Feb 2020

This town has everything that would be required for all.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

13 Feb 2020

Wouldn't stay here again; impersonal, uninspired, room lacked confident cleanliness

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

3 Feb 2020

I have lived in Maidstone area for all my life.

5/5 - Excellent

Em

19 Dec 2019

Great place for a little getaway.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Dec 2019

Only went to the hotel so can’t comment on Maidstone in general

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Dec 2019

Staff very polite, giri the catering supervisor was very helpful

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