plan your visit
A Helping Hand
With so much to see and do in the area, a little forward planning can help to make the most of your visit to Ashford, Tenterden and the surrounding area. Whether it's a relaxing stay in the beautiful countryside, a fun-filled activity break or even a little indulgence, we can point you in the right direction.
The Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association (ATTA) is a member-led group of our local tourism businesses who will ensure you receive an extra warm welcome during your visit.
We have a selection of brochures and leaflets available to pre-order, which contain a wealth of information on places to stay, things to do and local events. Alternatively, you can take a look at our suggested itineraries for ideas on how to indulge your interests.
If a visit with a local expert is what you are looking for, why not book a guided tour tailored to your own interests? Kent Greeters are also on hand to offer a unique insight into the area. Pre-book a free tour for up to six people. Or contact our Visitor Information Centre, either in advance or during your visit, where friendly and professional staff are on hand to assist you.
Weddings are also hugely popular speciality in Ashford and Tenterden with picturesque surroundings and an amazing array of venues. Browse our range of wedding venues now and start planning your perfect day.
Getting around is made easy with superb train connections, both here within the UK and also to France and beyond with Eurostar passenger services, direct from Ashford. Don't forget to bring your passport!
For groups visiting Tenterden, coach parking will be free of charge for stays of up to three hours. Coach parking is located in Station Road (east side) just off the High Street for up to five coaches and will be available from April until the end of October. Terms and conditions apply, for further information please contact 01233 330345 or 01233 330452.
There is also free car parking in some Ashford Borough Council car parks in Ashford on Sundays and at Bridewell Lane car park in Tenterden. please visit the Ashford Borough Council website.