The West and East Malling area between Maidstone and Sevenoaks is the perfect gateway into Mid and West Kent. Pretty West Malling is brimming with heritage buildings in and around the centre including Norman Keep St Leonard's Tower on the outskirts of the town thought to have been constructed by the Bishop of Rochester, Gundulf, in 1080!

Other highlights include the central Malling Abbey, a Benedictine Abbey open to the public on heritage open days. Great Comp Garden at Platt with its 7 acres of gardens, gift shop, tearooms and country manor house is also not to be missed, situated just a 10 minute drive from West Malling.

St Leonard's Tower, West Malling (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44925192@N00/5796450373/in/photolist-9QdjKx-8xyh9q-9Qg2WE-9QgbC7-e1JWvB-8xvfD2-eiX3dj-9Qg2Ps-e1JYGR-9Qgbt1-e1QD6U-e1JWMP-7AZuKi-7AZuQM-eiQ4wk-e1QKhu-e1QCbU-9Qezm7-e1QFP5-7B4isu-9QdaUt-8xyibf-e1QBq7-e1QCrd)

St Leonard's Tower, West Malling

Getting here

West Mailling's excellent road and rail links are another reason why this area of Mid-Kent makes such a great touring base or travel stopover. The town sits just off the M20/ A20/ A228 and has a railway station with fast rail links to London Victoria, Maidstone, Ashford and elsewhere in Kent.

Where to stay

Whether you are looking for a Mid-Kent holiday base near popular attractions like Chartwell, Knole and Leeds Castle or simply a travel stopover or business/ leisure event short break, West Malling B&Bs and quality, affordable hotels are the perfect choice. Independent and recognisable chain hotels feature in the area alongside rural holiday cottages and barns. Book online or direct with iknow.

Accommodation in West Malling

  • West Malling   (4.0 miles from the centre of West Malling)
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    Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this charming detached cottage enjoys a wooded location in the owners' grounds, in the Kent village of Culverstone Green, close to Sevenoak...
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  • Sevenoaks   (2.7 miles from the centre of West Malling)
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    £62
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    Highly Commended Bed & Breakfast near Sevenoaks, just off the M20/M26 with free WiFi, outdoor deck, garden and parking. Stunning rooms and suites. Ideal for business and leisure.
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  • Sevenoaks   (3.0 miles from the centre of West Malling)
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    Modern Holiday Inn Maidstone - Sevenoaks hotel just off the M20 and M26 with indoor and outdoor heated pools, fitness centre, restaurant, bar and lounge. 105 rooms and parking.
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  • West Mailing   (1.1 miles from the centre of West Malling)
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    This Premier Inn hotel has free parking and family-friendly rooms, 12 minutes' drive from the centre of Maidstone; 30 minutes' drive from Ashford International Station (for the ...
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  • Aylesford   (1.3 miles from the centre of West Malling)
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    £69
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    Charming country house hotel near Maidstone, close to East and West Malling and just off the M20 with extensive gardens, restaurant, bar, stylish en-suite rooms and parking.
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