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We wanted to give you a taste of what's on offer here in Ashford and Tenterden, so we made a video! 

Take a look and start planning, you can be assured that a warm welcome awaits.

If you're a big cat lover and a passionate photographer then this is the place to be. The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden offers photography days along with some great experiences including a hand feed with one of their beautiful cats.  You can even stay the night in a lodge and wake up to the roar of lions!

Image Stuart Kirk

Hole Park. Image Stuart Kirk

Renowned for its spectacular display of bluebells and 16 acres of garden; welcome to Hole Park! For four generations, the Barham family have created this wonderful oasis in a magical parkland setting.

Recognised as both the country’s finest and first example of a rural light railway, travel in style through the beautiful countryside on the Kent and East Sussex Railway.  Trains wind their way through the magnificent High Weald, stopping at Rolvenden, Wittersham and Northiam en-route to Bodiam in East Sussex, where the line terminates in the shadow of the splendid Bolianm Castle.

Eastwell Manor, a Champneys Spa Hotel sits in the heart of the Garden of England.  Set within secluded and beautifully manicured grounds with stunning walled gardens are a fairy tale setting for any visitor.

The Ashford Cinema boats six state of the art screens showing a mix of mainstream, independent and classic cinema alongside live performances from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, National & Bolshoi Ballets, Royal Shakespeare Company and many more special events.

With amazing benefits and access to exclusive deals and offers, check out the Membership offers which of course include free tickets, priority booking and discounts across the entire food and beverage offer.

Ashford International Model Railway Centre (AIMREC) is a model railway museum and education centre in Bethersden. Enjoy the wonderful and diverse collection of model railways in various sizes and scales including hands-on starter sets for younger visitors and the winning layouts from the Great Model Railway Challenge, as seen on Channel 5.

A market town located in the heart of the weald, Tenterden is surrounded by glorious countryside and boasts a vibrant high street with many independent businesses.  Tenterden offers fascinating history, a wealth of architecture, family fun and excellent boutique shopping.

Kent's Biggest Wildlife Park and a breeding sanctuary for rare and endangered animals, Port Lympne Reserve is a dream for any animal lover. 

Port Lympne’s award-winning short breaks range from luxurious Lion Lodge, where your neighbours are a stunning pair of lions, to rustic and affordable family glamping in Pinewood Pods.

No trip is complete without exploring the Kentish savannah on Port Lympne’s iconic truck safari, which is included in your entry ticket. To truly reconnect with your wild side, consider upgrading to a Ranger-led safari and go off-road, get even closer to animals and get the rare opportunity to hand-feed species, including rhinos and giraffes!

Situated in the heart of Kent, the Garden of England, McArthurGlen’s Ashford Designer Outlet is just five minutes walk from Ashford International train station.  Set within an exceptional tented structure, the outlet houses Europe’s largest living wall as well as 100 of your favourite designer brands.  To name a few:  Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, All Saints, Belstaff, Ben Sherman, Calvin Klein, Fred Perry, Hobbs, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, Kids Around, Levi’s, Maje, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Reiss, Sandro, Ted Baker, The Body Shop, Tommy Hilfiger and many more all at up to 60% off the RRP.

Kent has an abundance of orchards and vineyards that offer visitors a remarkable choice of top-class wines and ciders.  Ashford and Tenterden really is a destination for the discerning wine lover.  The Tenterden area is home to award-winning wine makers Chapel Down Winery and Biddenden Vineyards. Close by are Gusbourne Estate and Balfour Winery.  Smaller vineyards including Brabourne, Oxney, Harbourne, Warehourne, Westwell, Wyfarer and Woodchurch are also definately worth a visit.

With Wine Tours of Kent you can explore some of Kent’s most beautiful vineayrds.  Let them transport you through award-winning wines.  They do all the driving for you!

Also, take a look at the Wine Trail brochure.

Situated on the family farm on the beautiful Romney Marsh, the Romney Marsh Shepherds Huts are totally self-contained with all you need.  They include a cosey double bed, toilet & shower, two ring hob, fridge (plus kettle & toaster), log burner fire & fire pit.  The huts also have their own fenced outdoor area, so you are able to throw open the doors, take in the fresh country air & enjoy the beautiful views.

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