At the centre of the Maidstone region in England is the historic town of Maidstone. If you are looking for a destination that offers a range of activities, cultural sights and stunning scenery, then a Maidstone holiday has it all. A Maidstone holiday rental house is the perfect base from which to explore all that this ancient town has to offer whilst living with all of the comforts of home.
Visitors on a Maidstone holiday will find that there is a wealth of things to see and do. Outdoor activities are available in abundance including swimming, golf, tennis, walking, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, football, hockey, sailing, fishing and rock climbing. The town also has a fitness centre for indoor activities. Some of the sights to be seen on a Maidstone holiday include the Allington Historic Boats that are moored along the River Medway. The boats used to be merchant vessels and are now privately owned. Each of the boats has a plaque detailing the history of the vessel. Also worth seeing is the Archbishop's Palace which sits on the river and was built in the 14th century. The palace also has the Apothecary Gardens and is open to the public during the summer months.
If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious Maidstone holiday rental house then it is worth venturing out to the historic city of Canterbury, which is just under an hour's drive away. Amongst the attractions in Canterbury is the Canterbury Tales, an interactive attraction that transports you back to the sights, sounds and smells of the 14th century. Visitors will also love Canterbury Cathedral which is a UNESCO Heritage Site. The cathedral has a wonderful interior as well as exterior architecture. Most of the remains of the cathedral have survived from the Norman period.
Travellers considering booking a Maidstone holiday rental house can expect to experience warm summers and cool winters. The warmest months of the year are generally June, July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as much as 32°C. The coolest months of the year are January and February when the daytime temperature drops to around 7°C. The annual rainfall for the area is 26 inches.
Travel to Maidstone, Kent Travellers on a Maidstone holiday will likely land at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) which is only 20 minutes journey from the town. Air operators offering affordable, regular flights to the area include Air Southwest, British Airways, easyJet and Flybe. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Belfast (BFS), Edinburgh (EDI), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Newquay (NQY).