Travelling around Maidstone
Maidstone’s historic nooks and a thriving centre make this town what it is. Think pretty cobbled streets next to modern apartment complexes and convenience shops and you get an idea of what to expect. Located in the “Garden of England”, visitors can expect lots of leafy parkland in this pretty old town in the heart of Kent.
If you’re thinking of visiting Maidstone, then there’s plenty for you, whether you’re a history buff, lover of waterways or simply in the mood for a spot of shopping. With cinemas, parkland, the magical Leeds Castle and the fascinating Maidstone museum, you’ll never be short of things to see and do.
Sandwiched between Sevenoaks and Ashford, Maidstone is a short train ride from London and the channel, and so has great transport links. There are a ton of bus routes to get you where you need to go, whether it’s a short hop from the town centre to the hospital or a bus to the nearby Medway Towns. Whatever the reason for your visit, Arriva can help you to get around.
If you like to shop, then Maidstone might just be the place for you. You won’t have the hordes of shoppers that you can expect in London and the pedestrianised streets make it easy to get around. There’s also a selection of large shopping centres that offer great quality high street shopping experiences, not to mention Maidstone market that runs twice weekly, you’ll find everything you need here.
There’s plenty to see in Maidstone if you’re a culture vulture, including The Hazlitt Theatre, which programmes everything from ballets to comedy, the Maidstone Museum and its amazing displays of ancient objects, and the Odeon and Hollywood Bowl, if you’re in the mood for some good old-fashioned fun.
Leeds Castle with its beautiful, landscaped grounds and ancient history has been referred to as “the loveliest castle in the world”. Give it a visit to see if you agree. There’s also the glorious Mote Park which covers a whopping 450 acres.