Ashford is a lively and diverse town, and here you’ll find historical buildings, museums and beautiful surrounding landscapes including the Kent Downs. Entertainment in the town includes Revelation St. Marys which hosts a varied range of music performances. If you’re dining out, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with an assortment of restaurants and international menus, and there are many options for a night out, with a good range of pubs and bars.
If you’re going shopping, the town has plenty to offer and includes the County Square Shopping Centre that has a huge selection of stores. Conference venues for business in the town include those at the Ashford International Hotel and the Holiday Inn Ashford Central, and for international flights, the closest airport is Gatwick Airport.
Ashford Car Hire
Wherever you are in Ashford, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Ashford car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
While you’re in Ashford, you could visit some of the following places:
Godinton House and Gardens
You could visit this elegant historic country house and have a guided tour around the rooms, which include the White Drawing Room with ornate plastered ceiling, The Great Hall with superb wooden carving and furniture, Jacobean Staircase with beautiful carvings and Great Chamber with rich wooden panelling. There are collections around the house including paintings and porcelain, and you can also enjoy the attractive gardens with colourful flowers, trees, fountains and a lily pond.
Ashford Borough Museum
You can visit this Museum to see an interesting collection of exhibits relating to the history of the area. There are displays about the region’s railway past, including a model train, and other subjects include archaeology, wartime and local social history.
Rare Breeds Centre
This is a fun place to come with all the family, where you can see a number of rare breeds of animals including Bagot and Pygmy goats, Manx Loaghtan Sheep, Gloucester Old Spot Pigs and English Longhorn Cows. There are also enjoyable falconry displays at the centre, along both outdoor and indoor play areas for children.
Wye National Nature Reserve
This is a beautiful region where you can explore the countryside of grassland, woods and valleys with many lovely views across the landscape. There’s a wealth of nature and wildlife here, including bird such as kestrels and nightingales, and plants including many orchids.
This 19th century smock windmill makes a charming visit, and you have a guided tour around this restored working mill and learn about the flour making process, along with the Victorian cottage where you can see what a Victorian millers lifestyle would have been like.
Here you can see interesting collections relating to the history of the town and surrounding areas. You can see displays about the Cinque Ports, hop growing, local buildings, 20th century displays, and the historical development of the area.
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