Boat trips restart in April 2021.

Boat trips aboard the Kentish Lady between Maidstone Town and Allington Lock offer not only rivers views but also commentary of the sights you pass including Corpus Corpus Christi Hall and Maidstone's oldest pub dating back to 1636 , and past Allington Castle where Henry VIII used to meet Anne Boleyn. The journey is 30 minutes each way.

Opening Hours
Boat Trips
Adult: £8.50
Child: £4.50
Two years and under: Free
Seniors: £6.50
Family - 2 adults & 2 children: £22
Disabled & Carers: £6.50 per person

Boat Trip to Allington Castle
April to October
Castle not normally open to the general public, trip includes boat trip around a one and half hour guided tour of the Castle and return trip.
£35 (including tea and cake) Per Person.

Self Drive Boat Hire
Pre-booking required
Morning, afternoon and evening hire available
Between Allington and East Farleigh
2 hours: £70
4 hours: £140.


Kentish Lady is accessible, however, trip to Allington Castle includes steps, slopes, uneven and grassed areas which may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Advisory Notes
Pre-booking recommended. If not booked online, may have to wait for the next boat if full.

Toilets • Licensed Bar

Picture Credit: © Kentish Lady.

  • Undercliffe Boathouse, Bishops Way, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6XG, UK

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