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Counties > Kent > Barming


BARMING lies on a beautiful stretch of the River Medway. It was crossed by a wooden bridge built in 1740 until the county council condemned it and had it removed. To outsiders it may seem like a suburb of Maidstone. To those who live here it is very definitely a village. The old centre has been swallowed by new development, yet it is still extremely popular. A two-bedroom terraced cottage will cost from £140,000 to £180,000; a four-bedroom house on a modern development, £350,000 to £400,000. The post office-cum-general store sells everything from wine to plants.

London terminal: Victoria
Journey time: 58 mins
Season ticket: £3080
Peak trains: 2 per hour
Off-peak trains: 1 per hour