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Maidstone, England 

Population: 117,000
55 kilometres south-east of London

Suggested excursions

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

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.