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Maidstone is the County Town of Kent. Situated in the heart of “The Garden of England”, The River Medway passes through the town – this once made it a bustling market town and an important settling point. There is history of settlers as far back as The Stone-Age.
During the Civil War a battle took place in Maidstone and the Mayor of Maidstone at the time was actually the person who declared the death-sentence on King Charles I, hence his people referring to him as a Regicide – or killer of Kings.
All throughout history, the river has played an important role in the development and wealth of the town with many important developments for the printing trade occurring in Maidstone.
Maidstone is served by 2 train stations – Maidstone East & Maidstone West, the former linking to Ashford and London and the latter linking to Medway.
Vic Reeves & Ross Noble (both comedians) and Tony Hart (TV presenter & Artist), to name a few, are some famous names to have come from Maidstone.