Maidstone and Its Legacy From Medieval Archbishops

Maidstone and Its Legacy From Medieval Archbishops, Maidstone, England (B)

When I visited Maidstone I was very impressed by the way its many graceful historic buildings have been adapted to complement the needs of today by housing museums, cafes, shops and pubs.

The people of Maidstone, the county town of Kent are proud of their heritage. For centuries it was an important centre for trade thanks to the River Medway that flows through the town. It was also popular with the Archbishops of Canterbury who built a palace there. And, surrounded by gentle hills clothed in rich agricultural land dotted with fruit filled orchards it reflects the county’s reputation as the Garden of England by promoting long-held traditions such as the cultivation of hops at the popular attraction Kent Life.

When visiting Maidstone, the county town of Kent I decided to use the Willington Street Park and Ride as it was close to Mote Park which I hoped would be a good starting point. I was not disappointed. Instead of taking the bus into the town centre I chose to walk through the park – it was a good decision.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Maidstone and Its Legacy From Medieval Archbishops
Guide Location: England » Maidstone
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mote Park
  • Mote House
  • The Old Boathouse
  • The Lake
  • Ye Olde Thirsty Pig
  • Maidstone Carriage Museum
  • Archbishop’s Palace
  • All Saints Church
  • Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
  • Brenchley Gardens
  • Kentish Lady
  • Maidstone River Park Walk
  • Allington Castle
  • Old Boat Cafe
  • Cafe Frederic
  • The Potting Shed
  • Leeds Castle
  • Kent Life
  • Hush Heath Winery
  • Chilston Park Hotel