Retail and Relaxation
The contrast is exciting . Vibrant Ashford offers a cool designer outlet and modern stores. In historic Tenterden, antiques-packed shops line streets full of traditional charm. Head for Ashford's McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, stacked high with bargain big-name brands with 70 shops offering up to 60% off. Then feast at the food court, Pizza Express or Wagamama.
Central Ashford boasts the County Square Shopping Centre, which brings all the leading high street stores under one roof and the High Street is home to a street market three times a week.
Tenterden is another prime place to shop for the unique and antique. Independent stores sit in historic gems, specialising in local crafts, clothes, books, gifts, collectibles and antiques. Quaint cafes provide countless places to pause, while Friday brings the weekly market - in Tenterden, enjoy shopping as it used to be.
Picturesque Wye features a regular Farmers' Market. Perfectly preserved Chilham is strong on quality gifts, local produce and antiques. Attractive Charing is full of independent shops and appealing places to eat.
Perfect pamering is on offer too. Eastwell Manor, a Champneys Spa Hotel is perfect for a relaxing spa break. Ashford International Hotel offers beauty treatments along with a pool, sauna, jacuzzi and ice fountain. Luxuriate in some serious 'me-time' at the London Beach Country Hotel, Golf Club & Spa, or f you're looking for a feeling of wellbeing, Green Farm could be just the answer. A luxury boutique wellness retreat set in beautiful countryside.