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Things to see and do near Shadoxhurst, Ashford, Kent

Areas of Local Interest

Whatever your preferences or tastes, there is something of interest in the local area or within easy reach via the motorway, rail, high speed link, channel tunnel or ferry services. Here is just a sample of what the area has to offer, it is by no means an exhaustive list & please ask us for more details should anything be of interest.

Wherever you are thinking of visiting, please ask us for our assistance as we can offer advice on ticketing and route planning to ensure a smooth and cost effective journey.

Historical

There are several extremely interesting castles within a short distance, including Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, Hever Castle and Bodiam Castle. For those interested in the ecclesiastical, a visit to Canterbury Cathedral is an absolute must, as well as taking the many and varied ancient churches throughout the region, and for those interested in more recent history, Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill is situated at Westerham.

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

A typical 14th century moated castle with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis - well worth a visit...

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Dover Castle

Dover Castle

A great family day out, enjoy the contrasts of a centuries old castle and the secret war tunnels from the Second World War

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Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle

A 14th century castle, romantic gardens and a beautiful country house - a memorable combination.

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Quality Dining For All Budgets

Kent is the "Garden Of England" thanks to the quality of the local produce which is used extensively throughout the region's excellent Pubs and Restaurants. If you do not wish to self-cater then there is a considerable choice of fine places to eat within a 20 to 30 mile radius, such as The Secret Garden at Mersham-Le-Hatch, The Halfway House at Challock, The Kings Head at Shadoxhurst and the Farriers Arms at Mersham. This is just a small selection to wet your appetite.

Farriers Arms - Mersham

Farriers Arms - Mersham

A 17th century oak beamed pub and restaurant providing excellent food and a fine range of ales.

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Halfway House - Challock

Halfway House - Challock

A fine traditional Kentish village pub offering delicious home made food using only the best local produce.

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The Kings Head - Shadoxhurst

The Kings Head - Shadoxhurst

Serving excellent contemporary gastro-pub style food and ideally situated close to the lodges.

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Outings Around And About

Thanks to the High Speed train service, London is only 37 minutes away from Ashford station, enabling you to enjoy a day out in London without spending half your time travelling. Whether you just fancy a day round the shops, a spot of sight seeing or taking in one of the many excellent shows available in the West End, why not add value to your stay and enjoy a day out in our wonderful capital city.

Thanks to the excellent services provided by the ferry operators at Dover & Folkestone such as P & O, the high speed Eurostar Rail Service from Ashford and the Euro Tunnel Shuttle Service from Folkestone, it has never been easier to arrange either a day trip or a short visit to France & Belgium.

London Trips

London Trips

Why not have a day in London to see the sights, enjoy excellent cuisine in any of the many famous restaurants or take in one of the many terrific shows.

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France and Belgium

France and Belgium

The high speed train service makes trips to France and Belgium a real possibility - travel to Paris or Bruges for an excellent day out or even a weekend.

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Local Options

Local Options

Port Lympne and Howlett’s Animal Parks were set up by the late John Aspinall and offer a more traditional day out, spend a day with all the wild animals at Kent’s premier zoos. Enjoy a drive through some of Kent's lovely villages to The Bedgebury National Pinetum and enjoy walks through the internationally renowned conifer collection.

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