Situated in the heart of Kent and subsequently the ‘Garden of England’ also, Maidstone is a fantastic family and nightlife destination. Traditionally popular among history enthusiasts, Maidstone in recent years has also developed into something of an adventure haven. Locally, overland segway tours are a great way for groups of family and friends to explore the expansive grounds around Leeds Castle. Alternatively, adrenaline junkies looking for a more full-throttle way to experience Maidstone can opt for everything from quad biking around the area to sampling the local water sports scene.
Being one of the earliest and most continually inhabited areas of the UK, Maidstone is an ideal destination to learn about both local and national history. From Leeds Castle to the Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, Maidstone is one of the few places in the UK where visitors can get up close and personal with the occasional suit of armor whilst never being far from rolling expanses of country gardens and fantastic restaurants.
In the latter respect, Maidstone plays host to both traditional wine bars and restaurants but also more risque establishments such as Madame MuMu’s. A combined restaurant and burlesque show theater, Madame MuMu’s is ideal for hen and stag party groups, or simply those looking for something a little different.
Home also to traditional theater venues such as the Hazlitt theater, Maidstone is best described as a microcosmic cultural experience, one which can be enjoyed before or after with boat trips up and down the River Medway.
Ready to zip line your way around Leeds Castle courtesy of Go Ape? Or are you looking to sample the underground music scene in the Maidstone made famous The Source Bar? In either case, Maidstone is one of just a few UK destinations which really does have something for all ages, tastes and in general interests. The only question is how do you plan on getting there?