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About Maidstone

A mere 32 miles from London, the Kent town of Maidstone on the River Medway has been settled since the Stone Age. As such, this vibrant destination offers historical attractions aplenty, thanks to local museums with excellent collections, numerous castles to visit, and even prehistoric ruins thought to be older than Stonehenge. Furthermore, Maidstone's great location affords you access to the best of Kent, the so-called Garden of England. Besides gorgeous parks and interesting architecture, Maidstone offers plentiful restaurants, pubs, shopping, and cinemas. Both in and close to Maidstone, you'll also find a number of wineries and breweries. The soil in the surrounding countryside is somewhat similar to that of Champagne, France, allowing local vineyards to produce fantastic, award-winning wines. From wineries to castles, however, no matter your choice of diversion, to find a great hotel offer in Maidstone, try booking your accommodation online with eDreams. Just filter your choices according to your travel dates, the number of visitors in your party, and choice of rooms. You'll be set up with an ideal hotel in Maidstone in no time.

What to See in Maidstone

Maidstone offers a plethora of fascinating attractions. To start, pay a visit to 900-year-old Leeds Castle set on 500 acres of gardens and parkland. Besides its incredible history (the palace was once used by Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon), Leeds Castle today is home to points of interest as diverse as the English-style Culpeper Garden, children's playgrounds, and falconry demonstrations. Next, check out the Maidstone Museum, which offers exhibits on themes ranging from ancient Egypt to decorative Japanese arts to Earth's heritage, all housed in an Elizabethan manor. The museum is also fairly interactive and enjoyable for children. Spend quality time outside at the Grade II listed Mote Park, where you can walk, cycle, and even fish. Here you'll find a miniature model railway, several children's playgrounds, and even a café. The park's history also dates back to the Middle Ages. Other beautiful local parks include Cobtree Manor Park, known for its variety of trees and shrubs, and right in town, Brenchley Gardens, which is home to diverse wildlife. Not too far outside Maidstone, true history buffs can take a look at Kits Coty and Little Kits Coty, prehistoric burial chambers thought to pre-date the existence of Stonehenge.

Where to Stay in Maidstone

Whether you're seeking a quaint B&B, cheap hotel, hostel, or apartment, visitors to Maidstone will be spoilt for choice. The town boasts numerous accommodation options both in the surrounding countryside and the centre, and many hotels are housed in historic properties. If you're looking for convenience in terms of restaurants, walkability, train stations, and proximity to main sites like the Maidstone Museum and All Saints Church, search for a Maidstone hotel on eDreams in the town centre. However, if you're more interested in the countryside and seeing all you can in and around Leeds Castle, check out the range of hotels and other accommodations in striking distance of this historic site. Avid golfers in town for a round can seek out a hotel just north of Maidstone's centre, not far from the Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course. No matter which particular area best suits your holiday, however, we recommend booking your hotel in Maidstone in advance in order to secure the best offer or to find special deals on lodgings.