A Great Base for Exploring

Dynamic Ashford is alive with aspirations - and is achieving them too.  International rail links ensure a cosmopolitan vibe; a well-preserved past adds intriguing appeal.

Ashford is just 38 minutes from London by train and Paris and Brussels are less than a two-hour rail ride away.  Bag big-brand bargains at the Ashford Designer Outlet and browse top-name high street stores at County Square shopping Centre.

Superb eateries abound; Ashford Bowling offers the ultimate 10-pin experience whilst Eureka Entertainment adds a high-tech multiple. Local accommodation notches up the accolades - there's everything from a facility-packed, five-star caravan park, to a luxury four-star hotel with its own super-swish spa.

And amid all these bursts of the new, Ashford proudly preserves a still-vibrant past.  In Middle Row medieval, Georgian and Jacobean buildings flank narrow alleys; weather-boarded cottages frame a historic church.  

Our Heritage Trail will ensure that you don't miss the hidden gems, pop in to the Ashford or Tenterden Visitor information for your copy.

Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association, some of our members