Things to do near Days Inn Maidstone

27 February 2019

Situated in the South-East of England, Days Inn Maidstone is the perfect location to stay and explore the surrounding beauty of Kent.

Of all the culturally and historically significant areas of the UK, Kent certainly ranks among the highest.

Here are some top things to do near Days Inn Maidstone.

1. Maidstone

If you’re near Maidstone, it’s definitely worth your time to spend a morning or early afternoon visiting Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of art and historical collections, from ancient Egypt to Japanese decorative art. Check their events page to see what’s going on when you visit!

If the weather is on your side, visit Mote Park for a lovely day out on the 180 hectares of green land. With optional water sport activities and a children’s play area, it’d be great fun for the entire family!

2. Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle is often considered the best thing to do, not only in Maidstone but all of Kent, and is only a short drive from Days Inn.

This remarkable castle boasts 900 years of history, and in the 16th century, was a Tudor palace for Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

Start at the Gatehouse to learn more about the castle’s history, dating from the Norman, period. Or, simply get lost and enjoy the surroundings these vast grounds have to offer, including beautiful gardens, falconry and adventure activities.

3. Elmey National Nature Reserve

Situated just 30 minutes from Days Inn Maidstone, Elmey National Nature Reserve is a coastal area with viewing points and nature trails, getting you and your family close to the natural habitat of many animals.

Considered a significant area for conservation, your visit contributes to the ongoing efforts of the reserve, helping many of these animals survive as our urban landscapes expand.

4. Kentish Lady River Cruise

Set sail on a truly luxurious but budget-friendly boat trip along the River Medway.

During peak season, you can choose between a one or three-hour trip departing from Maidstone. Stopping at either Allington (with optional group tickets granting you exclusive access to Allington Castle) or Teston via East Farleigh Locks.

With an evening cruise available, you can take full advantage of their licenced bar, fish & chips or a picnic box. So whatever time of the day you fancy, sit and relax with supper and glass of wine and take in the beauty that surrounds you all from the Kentish Lady river cruise.

5. Aylesford

Of the many villages to explore near in Kent, Aylesford is often considered one of the most beautiful. Only a 15-minute drive from Days Inn Maidstone, spend a quiet afternoon slowly strolling.

Learn about 750 years of local history at The Friars, boasted as one of the finest examples of a medieval courtyard in England. Once a monastic residence, it was transformed into a stately home and now opens up for visitors to discover its rich and varied history.

Wrapping up

Whether you’re planning a summer staycation in Kent or you’ve found yourself in the area with some free time, you’ll be sure to find an abundance of wonderful things to do.

Days Inn Maidstone is perfectly situated to explore this truly beautiful part of the English countryside. Don’t forget to book your room with us.

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