Holiday cottages in Maidstone for your stay in Kent
Maidstone is in the county town of Kent and has a population of 113,137. With the River Medway that runs through it, making for peaceful riverside views, it is no wonder that when looking for holiday cottages in Kent, many tourists choose to stay in Maidstone. The town has a long and rich history and there is even evidence to suggest that there has been a settlement in this area since beyond the Stone Age. Kent is perfect for family holidays as there is so much to do outdoors, so keeping the kids entertained won’t be a problem.
Maidstone holiday rentals - things to do while you're here
It's certainly worth taking a look at the Archbishop's Palace. This impressive 14th century building was originally a resting-place for Archbishops travelling through London and Canterbury their very own holiday home in Maidstone. Now it is often used for wedding ceremonies. The neighbouring Apothecary's Garden is also nice, and is open to the public from 1st May till the end of August Wednesday afternoons only. Maidstone Museum is a fantastic experience as charming Elizabethan exterior of the Manor House sets it apart from the surrounding buildings. Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages, chronicling a fascinating insight into the history of transport, makes for an interesting excursion for people of all ages.
Day trips around Maidstone, use your holiday home as a starting point for day trips
Your holiday needn't be restricted to one town. One of the selling points of a holiday in Maidstone is that a holiday cottage here can simply be used as the starting point for further exploration of the county and the surrounding countryside and interesting towns. For those who appreciate the natural beauty that England is known for, head to the coast and visit the lovely, traditional seaside town of Ramsgate that is just an hour away. While in the region seeing the White Cliffs which characterise the nearby coast is a must. Canterbury is another fascinating city and is just 40 minutes away from Maidstone. The Cathedral and old town centre are particular highlights here and you can learn about the important place which the city has in British History due to the martyrdom of Thomas Becket. Nearby cathedral city Rochester has a similar heritage too. Finally another town worth visiting is Tunbridge Wells, a charming town with an abundance of well-kept gardens.
Whatever you do, you're guaranteed not to be short of things to do when staying in holiday cottages in Maidstone, so come and see an area of the world which people have adored for quite literally centuries!