Car hire in Maidstone
Car hire in Maidstone
The picturesque town of Maidstone is just under 40 miles from London via the A2, offering great links to the capital. However, you'd never know it was so close to the city as it is surrounded by stunning gardens and orchards, giving it a true countryside feel. With an interesting history, plenty of nature and all the modern conveniences you could want, the town in Kent is a great location to visit.
What I need to know
Although there are just a few car hire suppliers in Maidstone, you've still got plenty of choice when it comes to the vehicles on offer. Using our site, you'll be able to compare price, extras and vehicle type to ensure you get the best deal. On top of this, you'll also get 24-hour customer support and benefit from free cancellation should you need it.
Where to pick up my car
Each of the suppliers in Maidstone has their own office, each of which is close to the town centre and within walking distance of either of the train stations. Our site provides you with a map view so you can see which provider is best-placed for you.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
No matter what type of trip you're after, Maidstone will be able to deliver. From playing a game of golf at Bearsted Golf Course to having a forest adventure by spending the day at Go Ape. There is also plenty of history to take in throughout Maidstone, including Kit's Coty House and Stoneacre House.
One of the most famous landmarks in Maidstone is the stunning Leeds Castle. With more than 900 years of history to learn about, beautiful architecture and gorgeous gardens, which include a fun maze, Leeds Castle is a great day out. There are activities available throughout the year too, allowing you to tailor your visit.
With London just over an hour away, it can be a great idea to head into the city and enjoy the varied delights it offers. From brilliant indoor and outdoor market to high street shopping and delicious food, there really is something for everyone in England's capital, making the drive well worth it.
Eating and drinking
There are some fantastic culinary experiences to be had in Maidstone, as eating out is a bit of an institution. You've got your pick of fine dining opportunities, as well as cuisines from around the world. Many places make the most of local produce, while a number of pubs have local drinks on offer.
Things to do
If you want to swap your hire car for something different in Maidstone, why not try some horse riding? There is a riding school that allows you to learn the ropes and offers a fun day out for the whole family.
Alternatively, when the weather is good, take a trip to Mote Park to enjoy some watersports, such as kayaking. You can still make the most of the water if it's raining though, as there is a great leisure centre too.
As well as the beautiful Leeds Castle, there are a number of other sightseeing opportunities in Maidstone. Stoneacre is a half timbered Yeoman's house that has a beautiful garden surrounding it and lots of original features. You can also head to the Carmelite Friary, which was founded back in 1242.