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A Guide To Maidstone

19 Jul 2016

A Guide To Maidstone

Maidstone is set in the heart of the Garden of England, orchards and hop gardens surround nearby villages and the buzzing town centre can accommodate all of your shopping needs.

The town is influenced by two-halves, accommodating historic cobbled streets and B&B’s with high-built office buildings and shopping centres, there is an area to suit all. Maidstone is conveniently located for easy access no matter where you are travelling from, with access from the M20, M25 and M26, it is only 40 miles away from London and 41 miles away from Dover.

Places to stay

Maidstone is filled with accommodation for all, whether you prefer the cosy feel of a historic inn or the grand feel of an abbey hotel, Maidstone and the surrounding area’s have the right stay for you. The accommodation available to visitors includes the Chilston Park Hotel, a Grade 1 listed building, Tudor Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club and the Black Horse Inn. Each one offering their own atmosphere to guests.

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, Maidstone has something for you too. Impeccable camping, caravanning and luxury glamping sites are situated across the town and the surrounding areas. Whether you want to pull on your wellies and enjoy the fresh air or spend some time being pampered in a luxury hotel,  Maidstone town centre is never far away.

Shopping

Maidstone is renowned for its shopping facilities. With the likes of Fremlin Walk, Maidstone Market, local produce from the farmers market and specialist shops, all of your needs will be catered for in this two-toned town.

Situated close to Maidstone West train station, Fremlin Walk shopping centre can be found in the heart of Maidstone. The development houses an estimate of 50 popular brands including, House of Fraser, Zara, Rolex, Laura Ashley and Waterstones, as well as an abundance of restaurants and an 800 space car park. Fremlin Walk is a truly spectacular area of the town and an exciting place to visit, open all year with a bubbling atmosphere to match the modern and stylish street decor.

Some of the specialist shops available to visitors are located in areas including Gabriels’ Hill, Bank Street, Market Buildings and Union Street. Gabriels’ Hill accommodates an eclectic mix of shops that contain items from footwear to jewellery. Quality shoe brands from across the globe can be found in The Golden Boot and contemporary jewellery with a unique twist can be purchased at Charmian Beaton Design.

Market Buildings link the High Street with Earl Street. Offering independent shops and cafes. From beautiful and simplistic pieces to weird and wonderful, Market Buildings combines it all, to give you a shopping trip to remember.

Things to see

Maidstone if full of things to see and do, whether you’re adventurous, prefer museums and galleries or are looking for old fashioned family fun, Maidstone has it all. Places to visit include the River Medway, the North Downs, Headcorn Aerodrome, Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery.

The River Medway is the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy the scenery. This beautiful river runs between East Grinstead and Forest Row, through the High Weald and continues until it finally joins the Thames Estuary. You can explore the River Medway by boat, on foot or by bicycle. Activities at the river include fishing and spotting wildlife.

The North Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and holds national importance. This stunning area offers tranquillity and beauty to all of its visitors. The path was opened in 1978 and runs 156 miles, the trail also runs alongside the chalk ridge of the North Downs, one of the most populated corners of the world.

Headcorn Aerodrome is one of the few remaining grass strip airfields in Kent. Visits to Headcorn Aerodrome are somewhat weather dependant, however, all visits are interesting. Turn up on the day and enjoy the scenery and cafe or visit during events and enjoy the atmosphere. Flights, skydiving and accelerated freefalls are all available at Headcorn Aerodrome or just visit for a great day out.To enjoy an adventurous day take to the trees at Go-Ape or enjoy the excitement of go-karting at Buckmore Park.

Easistore

Our self-storage facility is easily accessible from surrounding Medway towns such as Gillingham, Rochester, Sittingbourne and Aylesford. Placed close to Maidstone town centre with access routes from A229, Easistore is close to Maidstone West train station, making travel easy.  The surrounding area offers a variety of food options, shops and activities, including Odeon Cinema and Frankie and Benny’s.