City guide: What to do in Maidstone & Medway

June 12, 2023

Maidstone and Medway, located in Kent, England, offer a range of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Here is a city guide on what to do in Maidstone and Medway:  
View of Rochester in Kent, River Medway
 
  1. Leeds Castle: Start your journey in Maidstone and visit the enchanting Leeds Castle, often referred to as the "loveliest castle in the world." Explore the stunning gardens, take a tour of the castle's interior, and enjoy activities such as falconry displays and boat rides on the moat.
  1. Historic Chatham Dockyard: Head to Medway and discover the Historic Chatham Dockyard, a maritime heritage site that played a vital role in British naval history. Explore the interactive exhibits, visit the historic warships, and learn about the area's shipbuilding past.
  1. Rochester Castle and Cathedral: Visit Rochester and explore its impressive castle and cathedral. Climb the medieval keep of Rochester Castle for panoramic views of the surrounding area, and visit Rochester Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in England.
  1. Historic Rochester High Street: Take a stroll along the historic High Street in Rochester, lined with charming independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. Browse antiques, visit local boutiques, and sample delicious food and drink.
  1. Historic Dockyard Chatham: Visit the Historic Dockyard Chatham, an expansive maritime museum and heritage site. Explore the exhibits and collections, learn about the area's naval history, and see historic ships, including the HMS Cavalier.
  1. Maidstone Museum: Discover the Maidstone Museum, located in a beautiful Elizabethan manor house. Explore its extensive collection of art, archaeology, and natural history, including exhibits on local history and the Maidstone area.
  1. River Medway: Enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the River Medway, which runs through Maidstone and Medway. Take in the scenic views, spot wildlife, and relax as you cruise along the water.
  1. Mote Park: Escape to Mote Park, a large public park in Maidstone. Enjoy walking or cycling through the park's expansive green spaces, relax by the lake, and make use of the recreational facilities, including a children's play area and sports fields.
  When staying in Maidstone and Medway, Pass the Keys offers professionally managed vacation rentals, ensuring a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the area's attractions and enjoying the local charm.  
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