The Local Area

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Ideally situated between the Kent coastline and the capital, the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area is a great place to live and work. 

Maidstone is located in the heart of Kent and is surrounded by beautiful countryside on all sides.  The River Medway runs through the town and comes alive in the summer when it becomes home to the Maidstone Small Boats Head Races. Maidstone is also the County Town of Kent and is the business capital of the county.  The town has been ranked as one of the top five shopping centres in the southeast and the new Fremlin Walk centre houses a range of top-end fashion labels within a stone’s throw of the town.  Maidstone also boasts a multiplex cinema, a selection of stylish bars and restaurants, as well as nightclubs and a historic market square.

Tunbridge Wells is one of the oldest and most sophisticated boroughs within the county.  The area is actually made up of three main towns: Royal Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook and Paddock Wood, as well as having many beautiful Wealden villages scattered throughout the countryside in between.  Royal Tunbridge Wells was made famous by its historic spa, which was discovered in 1604 and is still open to visitors today.  The borough is also home to some excellent theatres and frequently hosts the top London shows.  Tunbridge Wells now boasts some of the best shopping in the county, as well as superb schools, with a full calendar of sporting and cultural activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Trust occupies a fantastic position on the main road between London and continental Europe, with easy access to the M25, M20 and Kent coast. Maidstone is just 30 miles from the City of London and also just 30 miles from the English Channel, and the Channel Tunnel.