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Maidstone is a town in Kent 32 miles southeast of London. It is the county town of Kent. Wove paper was invented here in 1740, and the town and its environs have a history in agriculture (this is, after all, the Garden of England) as well as quarrying, brewing and cloth making. Today, though, it is largely a service, retail and commuter town.
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There are 12 on-street parking areas in Maidstone, all free between 18:30 pm and 08:00 am hours Monday to Saturday (free on Sunday and Bank Holidays):
Six of these areas have disabled bays which Blue Badge holders can use free of charge for up to three hours.
Short stay car parks with a maximum four-hour stay between 08:00 am, and 1830 pm are at:
There are also 11 long stay car parks, each of which has parking spaces where Blue Badge holders can stay free of charge.
Park and Ride facilities are available at London Road and Willington Street, and buses have free WiFi and USB charging points.
A PlusBus ticket allows passengers to travel by bus anywhere in a large area at advantageous prices. There are 240 local bus services in Maidstone and three long distance express services.
Maidstone has three railway stations. Maidstone Barracks and Maidstone West are both on the Medway Valley Line and offer services to London Charing Cross station, while Maidstone East is on Southeastern’s Maidstone East line and connects to London Victoria station.
Blue Badge holders can use parking spaces free of charge in Maidstone, for up to three hours in on-street bays and without time limit in long stay car parks.
Residential zones in Maidstone are subject to residential parking permits. A permit does not guarantee a particular parking space.
The charges for parking do not change on Bank Holidays.
Drivers can stop to set down and pick up passengers anywhere on a single yellow line (and, in the case of disabled passengers, a double yellow line) provided that they are not causing an obstruction and there are no yellow pavement markings to indicate no loading or unloading at that point.
Leeds Castle is usually described by some as the world’s loveliest castle. As well as the castle there’s a maze, an underground grotto, and parkland.
Mote Park is attractive for its lakes and woodlands but also has pitch and putt and water sports. And, if you’re quiet and very still, you just might see a kingfisher.
Cobtree Manor Park is a good place to walk and has a picnic area and a café as well as a children’s playground.
Maidstone Museum runs the gamut of historical artefacts from an Egyptian mummy to a Victorian corset for a woman Victorians would have described as “in an interesting condition” – that is, expecting a child.