The ultimate way to see Maidstone River Park is on board the Kentish Lady.

There is a choice sailings: a one-hour round trip from the town centre to Allington or a three-hour cruise from Maidstone to Teston Lock. (See the what’s on guide for current sailings).

On the one-hour trip you can find out about sights including Corpus Christi Hall and Maidstone’s oldest pub dating back to 1636. It’s also the closest way to see Allington Castle where Henry the Eighth used to meet Anne Boleyn.

The three hour cruise goes upriver through Farleigh Lock and onwards under Farleigh, Barming and Teston bridges, turning at Teston Lock for the return journey. Once through the lock at Farleigh the countryside opens up to reveal wildlife of all varieties including Kingfishers, Herons, Swans, Cormorants, Geese and Ducks.

The vessel is also a unique venue for a special occasion. Travel upstream through locks and bridges into the beautiful Kent countryside with its hop gardens, orchards and quaint villages. It’ll be a party your guests talk about for a long time.

The Kentish Lady is a 60 foot steel catamaran built on the River Thames by Contour Craft in 1976.