Maidstone is the largest town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town, linking it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary.
Maidstone has the best of both worlds with lots of countryside and walks to experience but also a booming town with clubs, bars, places to eat and great shopping!
Here’s our list of 5 Best Things To Do In Maidstone with a cheeky extra!
1. The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne
Step into an 11th Century monk’s ale and cider house on the Pilgrims Way in Hollingbourne.
Historically an Inn used by Pilgrims on their way to Canterbury, The Dirty Habit now welcomes all to enjoy a quintessentially English country pub, restaurant and private dining room.
2. The Potting Shed, Langley
The Potting Shed is one of our biggest pubs, open and spacious it’s perfect for a party. Not only that, it boasts the coolest rooms to stay in ever! Continuing our scandi vibe, there are huge sofas to cuddle up and watch Netflix just a minute’s walk is… you guessed it the pub! Pssst, breakfast is included in the price of the room – bonus!
3. Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds. A castle has existed on the site since 857. In the 16th century, Henry V111 used it as a dwelling for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
4. Mote Park
Mote Park is a huge green space in the heart of Maidstone and is extremely popular with both visitors and locals alike. In 2015, it placed third in the People’s Choice for their Favourite Green Flag Park. Covering over 450 acres, it includes natural features such as grassland, woodland, rivers and a 30 acre lake.
5. Maidstone Museum & Gallery
The Maidstone Museum has the strongest mixed collections in Kent, winning acclaim for its ethnography, decorative art, Anglo-Saxon artefacts and Japanese art. One for a rainy day, explore for hours and then come and visit us for lunch or dinner to finish off the day!
A Cheeky Extra The Herbalist & Junipers, Maidstone
The Herbalist is our trendiest pub, sitting in the heart of Maidstone it’s perfect to grab a bite whilst shopping or celebrating with friends and family. Plus, below it is Junipers. One of our cocktail bars. Book a booth, enjoy a comedy night and let your hair down and boogie to music from our amazing DJ’s.