Maidstone is the county town of Kent, England, south-east of London. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town linking Maidstone to Rochester and the Thames Estuary. Historically, the river was a source and route for much of the town's trade. Maidstone was the centre of the agricultural county of Kent, known as the Garden of England. There is evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to beyond the Stone Age.
 
The town is within the Borough status in the United Kingdom of Maidstone (borough). In 2001, the town had a population of 138,959.
 
Maidstone's economy has changed over the years from being involved in heavy industry, to more light and service industries.
 

Why visit?

  • Maidstone is home to a variety of independent shops, boutiques, and markets. From vintage clothing stores to artisan food stalls, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Maidstone is home to a variety of historic buildings, including the Archbishop's Palace, the Guildhall, and the Kent History and Library Centre. Visitors can explore the town's rich history and culture by taking a stroll through the cobbled streets and admiring the architecture.
  • Maidstone is home to a variety of attractions, including the Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Leeds Castle, and the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Visitors can explore the area's natural beauty and learn about its history.