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Thurnham is a tiny, secluded hamlet set in idyllic countryside. And although it provides a perfect escape from the nine-to-five world, it's still only three miles north-east of Maidstone, with all of its facilities and visitor attractions. Thurnham, however, has sights of its own to explore. The peaceful ancient church of St Mary The Virgin is close to the Pilgrim's Way, the legendary path leading over the North Downs to Canterbury - immortalised by Chaucer in "The Canterbury Tales". A short distance north of the church are the ruins of the 12th Century Thurnham Castle, which affords sensational views over the Weald. The castle area - a favourite with archaeologists - now falls within the boundaries of White Horse Wood, Kent's newest country park, complete with 20,000 specially planted trees. Walking, cycling and horse-riding are all enjoyed around Thurnham, with plenty of bridleways for riders to follow. The nearest neighbours are Detling and Bearsted, a particularly scenic settlement with an ancient green and pond overlooked by oast houses and timber-framed cottages. Here, in the best village summer tradition, cricket matches are played on Sunday afternoons. Alfred Mynn, the acclaimed Victorian cricketer, was a regular. He's buried in St Mary's.


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Black Horse Inn (0.09 miles)

Black Horse Inn

Tucked beneath the steep face of the North Downs on the Pilgrims Way at Thurnham near Maidstone in Kent is a homely and welcoming Inn adorned with hops and beams with an open log fireplace to welcome you ... More | visit website

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Detling Coach House (0.83 miles)

Detling Coach House

Detling Coach house is an old converted property set in a quiet, secure location. We are set on the stunning Kent's North Downs Way yet situated between M2 junction 5 and M20 junction 7, just off the ... More | visit website

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Marriott Tudor Park Hotel (1.82 miles)

Marriott Tudor Park Hotel

Located in Maidstone, in the heart of South East England, the Marriott Tudor Park Hotel & Country Club is every traveller's dream. With an 18-hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, and spa the hotel is ... More | visit website

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Days Inn Maidstone (2.10 miles)

Days Inn have 14 great locations across the UK, our Maidstone hotel is ideally situated to be perfect for business, personal, families or just a quick overnighter if youíre stuck. The Days Inn hotel in ... More | visit website
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Ramada Hotel & Resort Maidstone (2.67 miles)

Ramada Hotel & Resort Maidstone

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Stay at the Ramada Hotel and Resort Maidstone and experience everything you expect from an international hotel company. Enjoy a 3-star superior property, Sebastian Coe Health Club, Rick's Piano Bar & Grill, ... More

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King Street Hotel (2.92 miles)

King Street Hotel

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Situated in the centre of Maidstone within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, cinema and train and bus stations, this is a friendly and comfortable family-run establishment. Featuring an elegant ... More

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The Town House (2.92 miles)

The Town House
King Street Hotel is a friendly and comfortable family run establishment with an elegant bar and a night porter service. Situated in the centre of Maidstone within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants, train ... More | visit website
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Innkeepers Lodge (3.09 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated near the banks of the River Medway in the heart of Kentís County Town, this lodge adjoins the White Rabbit Vintage Inn and is ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Maidstone Central (3.34 miles)

Travelodge Maidstone Central
Travelodge Maidstone Central Hotel is well located just 0.2 mile from Maidstone Barracks Train Station, and is close to many nearby attractions including Cobham Manor Riding Centre, Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course, Leeds Castle, The ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Maidstone (Sandling) (3.44 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M20, this hotel is positioned next to the River Medway and features a beer garden, great to relax in after a long day. For shops and local amenities Maidstone ... More | visit website

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