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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Maidstone

The county town of Maidstone has a rich and long history and today is a thriving commercial centre with an abundance of shops and entertainment facilities. A visit to the nearby Museum of Kent Life is a must along with the famous Leeds Castle, providing a great day out for everyone. An array of historic buildings and sites to explore. Places to Visit in or near Maidstone The Hungry Guest and The West House Restaurant are listed below.
11 Results In Or Near Maidstone
5.2 miles from centre of Maidstone
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The Hungry Guest is a family-friendly cafe restaurant open every day. They serve breakfast & lunch, an all-day Sunday brunch menu & dinner from Wednesday to Saturday evenings.
11.9 miles from centre of Maidstone
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This converted Flemish weavers' cottage in a quaint Kentish village is run by husband and wife team Graham and Jackie Garrett. He, the Richard Corrigan-trained chef, cooks while she takes care of the intimate wood-beamed 32 seat dining room. For the most part, the regularly changing menu relies on classic combinations of locally sourced ingredients given an imaginative twist. Rye bay scallops with cauliflower cream and curry emulsion or Kentish lamb chump, pea and mint mousse with sea purslan...
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8.4 miles from centre of Maidstone
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The Culpeper's restaurant at Chilston Park is located in the original dining room of the country manor house and retains a wealth of original characteristics.
5.2 miles from centre of Maidstone
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The Swan is an independent leading Kent restaurant bringing modern dining to the lively market town of West Malling. The restaurant and bar combines stylish design and bespoke furnishings, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Along with the sleek cocktail bar and restaurant, upstairs there is a lounge bar and three private dining rooms, perfectly suited for both social and business gatherings. In the warmer months, the elegant garden is open for diners, drinkers and events. The peacefu...
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5.2 miles from centre of Maidstone
Looming up from the glorious moat and surrounded by 500 lush green acres of land, Leeds Castle near Maidstone lays claim to being one of the most stunning castles in the world. The Castle, which was originally a Norman stronghold, has also been the property of six of England's medieval queens and was used as a palace by Henry VIII. Open all year round, Leeds Castle is packed with activities themed around its near 900-year history, from falconry displays to historic tours of the many rooms in ...
13.2 miles from centre of Maidstone
Scotney offers a 14th century castle, complete with a moat, along with a charming country house and a romantic garden, all surrounded by a stunning woodland estate. Visitors can relax in the gorgeous gardens, with the fairytale castle behind, or stroll out in the 770 acres of parkland and woodland.
5.2 miles from centre of Maidstone
Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of Kentish parkland and formal gardens, making it a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl. The Wood Garden is continually developed to build colour throughout the seasons, and the moat is inhabited by the Castle's famous and beautiful black swans. The Pavilion Garden, which used to contain two tennis courts, is planted with rhododendrons and azaleas. Transformed in 1980 by Russell Page, the Culpeper Garden has traditional box-edged beds filled with roses and co...
5.2 miles from centre of Maidstone
Leeds Castle really knows how to put on a show. Granted, it's got a head start with almost 900 years of history and 500 acres of gorgeous Kentish landscaped grounds to show off about, but they don't rest on their laurels here. After you've toured the castle inside, there's the Black Swan ferry boat (which takes you to the yew tree maze and large play area) and Elsie the Castle Train to have a ride on, the wood garden that provides a riot of colour throughout the year and is teeming with wildl...
8.0 miles from centre of Maidstone
Diggerland Kent is one of four Diggerland locations in the UK, and it offers the same incredible day out as the other Diggerland venues - real diggers and dumpers to drive and operate, as well as top-class, thrilling rides and activities, along with dodgems, go-carts and much more.
11.3 miles from centre of Maidstone
Explore the beautiful Gardens at Sissinghurst Castle Sissinghurst Castle Garden was developed around the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion. With a central red-brick prospect tower - a series of small enclosed compartments, intimate in scale and romantic in atmosphere. Including the renowned and frequently imitated White Garden, hot-coloured cottage garden and lime walk providing outstanding design and colour through the season. The creation of Vita Sackville-West and her husban...
14.4 miles from centre of Maidstone
In the glorious Kent countryside, or the ‘Garden of England', rather than the bustling capital as the name might suggest, London Beach Spa is a rural retreat with a glittering line up of some of the best names in the spa business. Home to Clarins, Espa and Jessica nails, you're guaranteed an expert experience, whether you want an express facial to perk up your complexion, a muscle-easing massage or a grooming lash tinting application ahead of a special night out. If you'd rather spend your ...
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