Travel Blogs from Maidstone
... Castle but after some 'umming' and 'arhhing' and checking of reviews online, Tristan paid our way in. The parklands, waterway and gardens leading were very nice. We here astonished to come across black swans amongst the ducks, geese and white swans. It turns out that the "socialite" who last owned the castle imported them from Australia in the 1950's. The blacks swans even feature in the heraldic crest. The Castle itself is billed as the "loveliest castle in the world" and it ...
... prowl and doing animal kind of things.
- the aquariums
- reptile house (Where Harry Potter released a snake in the first movie / book
- tigers (simba)
- meerkats (simon)
- rainforest house with spiders, monkeys, sloth etc
- and I'm sure lots more
... I had the most fun asking dumb questions about word pronunciation differences between Canadian and London accents. For example:
- Sydenham: Sid-en-ham (CAD) vs Sid-un-um (LDN)
- Zebra: Zee-bra (CAD) vs. Ze-bra (LDN)
- Barbican: Bar-bee-can (CAN) vs. Bah-beh-cun (LDN)
- Pasty: Paste-ee (CAN) vs. Past-ee (LDN)
- Leicester: Lai-che-ster (CAN) vs. Le-ster (LDN)
- Tube: Too-b (CAN) ...
This morning we got going "early" and went to Madame Tassauds. Those wax figures are eerily real. There was someone taking ages to take a photo so Brontë and I were waiting patiently for them to finish, then gradually realized it was a wax photographer. Whoops! I had photos with many of the models but they're all on my camera, so none to show here. Brontë went to do her own sightseeing in the afternoon, so I jumped on a train & went to Greenwich. The "town" ...
... the bike are being put to the test. The whole experience is highlighting the importance of advanced riding, my ERS training with CamRider and RoadCraft knowledge for me; the information and anticipation is so essential for a smooth ride with all this gear. That being said, so far has been fine, more experience of riding with everything (of which plenty is coming up!) will be the key. A little more tentative than usual, but even ...
Other places to stay in Maidstone
Bearsted Road, Maidstone | 3 star hotelfrom $104
Ashford Road, Maidstone | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Castle View, Forstal Road, Maidstone | 3 star hotelfrom $100
802 London Road, Maidstone | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Boughton Lane, Maidstone | 3 star hotelfrom $161
- Nice setting - let down on a few fronts
- Could do better
- Wonderful Hotel with simply the best service and food!
Pilgrims Way, Maidstone | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- A fantastic Christmas haven
- Great Pub...great food...comfy rooms and great location
- Fantastic place, photos dont do it justice - Highly recommended
Allington Lock, Maidstone | Hotelfrom $115
Castle Way, Maidstone | Hotelfrom $95
136 Boxley Road, Maidstone | 3 star hotelfrom $91
Maidstone Motorway Service Area - Junction 8, M20, Hollingbourne, Maidstone | Hotelfrom $72
Oakwood Park, Maidstone | 4 star hotelfrom $108
28 Lower Stone St., Maidstone | Hotelfrom $148
St Michaels Road, Maidstone | 3 star hotelfrom $107
Hubbards Hill Warren Street, Maidstone | 2 star hotelfrom $101
Rock Farm, Gibbs Hill, Maidstone | Hotelfrom $86
74 King Street, Maidstone | 2 star hotelfrom $132
Scragged Oak Road, Maidstone | 3 star hotelfrom $107
London Road, Maidstone | Hotelfrom $103
Roadchef Motorway Svc Area, Maidstone | 2 star hotelfrom $70