The Archbishops Palace is one of Maidstone’s iconic buildings.
Dating back to the 14th century, it was a home from home for Archbishops travelling between Canterbury and the capital.
Today it’s one of the county’s most popular wedding venues. Every September, as part of Heritage Open Days, there are tours of the building for those who don’t want to wear a top hat or fascinator to go inside!
Opposite the palace is its tithe barn, which house the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages. The museum is open during the summer months and there is a modest admission charge to see Europe’s finest collection of carriages.