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Overview

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.

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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.

The McArthurGlen Ashford designer outlet is one of Europe’s most impressive shopping destinations, offering fashion, jewellery and sports shops in abundance. If the thought overwhelms you, try the modern County Square and Park Mall centres.

_ 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.

Ashford station(s)

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.

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    worth it |
    "Definately the way to get from England to France. The Waterloo station not the easiest to figure out for a novice traveler. Still worth it. "

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    Very comfortable trip |
    "The Eurostar is a very comfortable train in first class. The service and food offered were very good. The only complaint was that the passengers were crammed into a very small waiting area in Paris' Gare du Nort. "

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    Excellent |
    "I found all cooperation from people who works in EUROSTAR station, It is noticed that to Porters for luggage , I suggest that there Porteres are available to load/unload from platform to train, and from train to platform particularly for ladys "

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    "I am 77 years old. I would have appreciated help in lifting my bag and puting it in the racks. I also would appreciate help for the hard of hearing. "

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    Easy and relaxed journey. |
    "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. "

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    Two Oldies on Tour |
    "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. "

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    "Very good , comfort and convenience "

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    Paris to Ashford |
    "Excellent way to get to UK. Much more civilised for us than flying to Heathrow or Gatwick. "