The River Medway flows through Maidstone town centre.

It stretches 70 miles from the High Weald in Sussex, through Kent, to the point where it enters the Thames Estuary. It is one of the jewels in the county town’s crown.

St Faith’s Street, Earl Street, High Street, Mill Street and Knightrider Street lead to and from the riverside.

There’s much to see and do along the town centre section; from historic buildings such as All Saints Church and Archbishops Palace to more modern developments like Maidstone Crown Court and the Broadway Shopping Centre.

To mark the Millennium, there was a major enhancement of the riverside. Examples of this are the Hermitage Millennium Amphitheatre (next to All Saints Church) and the Lockmeadow Bridge (pictured above) which links the town to the main entertainment complex.

See the Maidstone River Park from the Kentish Lady riverboat. There are sailings from the town centre and Allington, and cruises from town to Teston.