Ashford, the garden of England, located in Kent region, England Located in the beautiful Kent countryside, in the southeast region of England, Ashford is a town with fast on-going expansion comprising of new businesses, leisure facilities, retail developments, a first-class transport hub and quality housing. Ashford has a fast-growing (...)
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Ashford city guide
Ashford, the garden of England, located in Kent region, England
Located in the beautiful Kent countryside, in the southeast region of England, Ashford is a town with fast on-going expansion comprising of new businesses, leisure facilities, retail developments, a first-class transport hub and quality housing. Ashford has a fast-growing population which has more than trebled in the last 40 years to around 112,000 residents. The town has one of the best quality of life in Kent.
There are a few tourist attractions in Ashford, namely the Ashford Borough Museum, Godinton House and Gardens and the Willesborough Windmill. Much of Ashford borough is made up of picturesque villages and stunning protected countryside including Romney Marsh, the North Downs and the High Weald.
Using Ashford as a starting point, you will be able to discover the beautiful tranquil countryside, gardens, apple orchards and picturesque villages of this part of Kent. Conveniently located at just 40 minutes away by the high speed Eurostar from London, Ashford houses a major transportation hub. Why not seize the opportunity to combine your visit in Ashford with a trip to the continent? Hop on board the Eurostar which will whisk you off to Paris, Brussels or Lille.
Like in other towns and villages of England, tea time is an institution, so hop in a tea room for an afternoon tea and homemade cakes.
Ashford is a vibrant Kentish market town. The town centre also boasts two first class shopping centres: County Square and Park Mall. Added to them is the nearby Ashford Designer Outlet. Your retail therapy is guaranteed!
Ashford Tourist Information Service
2nd Floor, Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1AS 5
Tel: +44 (0)1 23 33 30 316
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Ashford.
Ashford railway station(s)
Ashford International Train Station
Address: Station Road TN24 0PS AshfordOpening hours: Monday to Saturday: 5:30am to 9:30pm
Sunday: 6am to 9:30pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains
Customer service, Lost property, British transport Police, Toilets, Phone cabins, Ticket machines, Coffee shop.
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- "Easy and relaxed journey." David l. 24/01/2014
Very convenient to be able to use Ashford International, I live in Kent and was home within 30 minutes of arriving at Ashford. I just wish more Eurostar trains stopped at Ashford.
- "Two Oldies on Tour" Malcolm r. 01/11/2013
We had decided to spend some time in Paris on our way to UK to visit family. The train trip from Paris to Ashford was convenient, comfortable. Better than flying. The early bird discounts make it good value for money.
- "Paris Nord to Ashford" . 22/10/2013
Very good , comfort and convenience
- "Paris to Ashford" Dennis k. 05/07/2013
Excellent way to get to UK. Much more civilised for us than flying to Heathrow or Gatwick.