Trains to Maidstone

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Maidstone is the county town of Kent, with River Medway running across the town centre linking with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. The town is bustling, with a vibrant centre drawing people for the surrounding towns and villages thanks to its numerous shopping, entertainment and nightlife options. The town is home to some fascinating heritage sites, such as All Saints Church with unique Perpendicular Gothic architecture, a historic cemetery and the 14th century Archbishop's Palace. The area's most famous landmark is the medieval Castle of Leeds, with over 500 acres of gardens and parkland to explore and a range of different activities to choose from. Other tourist attractions include Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery displaying over 660,000 diverse artworks and artefacts. Family and nature lovers are advised to visit Mote Park, a public park with a lake and play areas. Children would love to visit Whatman Park with wood and picnic areas, adventure play areas, a treetop walk and outdoor arena.

The surrounding countryside of Kent is renowned for being the 'Garden of England' beautiful scenery and quaint villages to its visitors. Passengers travelling by train to Kent are advised to purchase train tickets to Maidstone and other destinations in advance in order to benefit from up to 43% discount on original train fares.

Maidstone town centre offers two shopping centres Fremlin Walk and The Mall. Located on either side of the pedestrianized High Street and Jubilee Square. The streets that lead to the two shopping centres offer visitors a number of high street brands and independent stores. The town local market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Market Hall, and into the car park beneath the Lock Meadow Building. Maidstone has a thriving culture and nightlife, offering clubs, restaurants and pubs throughout the town centre. Other attractions include the Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery, which houses a fascinating permanent collection as well as regular temporary exhibitions. Book your train tickets to Maidstone today and start planning your journey today.

Maidstone is served by three train stations, however Maidstone East railway station is the only offering a regular direct service to London. The Maidstone East line is 39 miles (64.3 km) from London Victoria and is served by trains operated by Southeastern. There are two trains per hour directed to London Victoria, one to Ashford International and one train per hour to Canterbury West. Thameslink operates two train per house from Maidstone East to Cambridge via Oxford, London Bridge, St Pancras International and Letchworth Garden City.

Maidstone East railway station is equipped with a ticket office, a self‐service train ticket vending machine and a coffee shop at a street level on Station road. There are three platforms connected with ramps leading down on each platform. A pedestrian walkway on the railway bridge links to Barracks station on the west side of the river Medway, while Maidstone West is 0.5 miles (800metres) south of Maidstone Barracks.