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Ashford and Tenterden are ideal bases from which to discover the very best of the Garden of England.

Set among beautiful 'Darling Buds of May' countryside, a host of beautiful gardens, historic houses, steam railways, award-winning vineyards, windmills and small, unique attractions are waiting to be discovered.

Ashford's high-speed train service gets you to London in just 38 minutes, and for the more adventurous, Paris, Brussels and Lille are just a couple of hours away by Eurostar. 

Tenterden, known as the 'Jewel of the Weald' is a typical English country town.  At its heart is the attractive high street, crammed full of antique shops, tea rooms, inns and specialist shops, with wide tree-lined greens offering a tranquil setting.

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Godinton House & Gardens

Enjoy a tour of this delightful Jacobean house and explore the 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Visit the tearoom which offers a selection of homemade treats and check out the many events that take place throughout the year.  Free parking.

Create Festival

Ashford' annual free music festival featuring local talent performing live alongside established artists - previous headline acts include Adam Ant, Dodgy, Nizlopi and The Selecter.

Ashford Designer Outlet

With over 80 shops to browse and plenty of eateries and a children's play area, the Ashford Designer Outlet is a must visit.  Find top brands at up to 60% off rrp all year round.

Tenterden High Street

Make time to visit our lovely town of Tenterden, the 'Jewel in the Weald'.  Browse antique shops and boutiques and stop off at one of the many cafes, tearooms and restaurants and watch the world go by.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden's Steam Railway wends its way through over 10 miles of glorious unspoilt countryside and terminates at the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam.

Rare Breeds Centre

All year round family fun on our 100 acre farm. Friendy animals, falconry, trailer rides and indoor soft play and outdoor adventures. Year-round events too.