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Suggested excursions

  • London
  • Canterbury
  • Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Hastings and Kent Villages
  • Rochester
  • Greenwich
  • Leeds Castle


Population: 140,000; 37 miles (55 kilometres) south-east of London (1 hour by rail, 1½ hours by coach ).

Maidstone  is a pleasant riverside town with various historic buildings including a medieval archbishop's palace and a fine carriage museum.

It is situated in the beautiful county of Kent within easy reach of London and the coast. One of its chief attractions is the wealth of charming villages in the surrounding countryside.