Maidstone East Station
About Maidstone East
Maidstone is the county town of Kent. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town, linking it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. Historically, the river was a source and route for much of the town’s trade as the centre of the agricultural county of Kent, known as the Garden of England. There is evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to before the Stone Age. Maidstone is one of the premier shopping areas in Kent and has many large shops as well as some small boutique shops. The Library and History Centre is the central library for Kent. There are parks and open spaces within walking distance of the town and a riverside walking and cycling route.
Maidstone East Station is the main station for fans wishing to visit Maidstone United Football Club.
Walks Around Maidstone
There are plenty of places you can walk to in Maidstone. Mote Park often holds organised events and festivals. You may also chose to walk along the picturesque Tow Path.
There are two planned circular routes that start at our sister stations. West to East which will take you to the village of East Farleigh and Reptiles and Rebellion which takes you through teh town centre to Vinters Valley Nature Reserve.
Maidstone West- West to East
Maidstone Barracks- Reptiles & Rebellion
Cycle Rides Around Maidstone
There are a number of routes that pass through Maidstone and the surrounding areas. Here is a map of some of the places to cycle around Maidstone.