Maidstone Barracks Station
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 Barracks is around a ten minute walk from Maidstone East Station, County Hall and the shops and restaurants on the north of the town.
We would like to thank "Rainham Rail Enthusiast" for allowing us to link his video of the station.
Maidstone town centre boasts fantastic shopping, with an eclectic mix of unique stores and high street favourites. Throughout the region there are plenty of opportunities to sample the fabulous food and drink crafted from local produce. Maidstone proudly hosts a vast selection and variety of great events each year. There is so much to see and do and you can explore further with a PlusBus ticket when you arrive by train to Visit Maidstone.
Walks Around Maidstone
There is a 4 mile circular walk from the middle of Maidstone through the town centre to Vinters Valley Nature Reserve and nearby woodland. This is known as Reptiles and Rebellions.
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.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
For more information about things to do around Maidstone, why not take a look at the Explore Kent or Visit Maidstone website.