Welcome to Maidstone .co.uk, your guide to the beautiful town of Maidstone, the county town of Kent. Maidstone is large town situated in the heart of Kent with a population of around 140,000. It has excellent shopping facilities, a vibrant cafe, restaurant and pub culture and has the beautiful Kent countryside on its doorstep. If you're new to Maidstone, scroll down for a quick introduction to the town.
All about Maidstone's history, covering its early history in Neolithic times, Maidstone's town charter, the Civial War battle that took place in Maidstone, its growth during the industrial revolution, and more.
Maidstone's importance as a settlement has been thanks to its rivers. The River Medway and its conjuction with the Rivers Teise and Beult were important for trade, while the Loose Stream and River Len powered numerous watermills.
Being Kent's county town, Maidstone has long since been an important destination. Read on for details on Maidstone's main transport links via road, bus, rail and river.
Maidstone was once an important centre for trade and industry. Nowadays the economy has changed from predominantly heavy industry to light industry and service industries, with a high concentration of firms in the paper and packaging industry.
Maidstone offers a blend of history, culture, leisure and entertainment with its intriguing history, its excellent shopping facilities and its close proximity to the beautiful Kentish countryside.
With over one million square feet of retail floor space, Maidstone is ranked in the south-east of Englandís top five shopping centres for shopping revenue.