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.
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.
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.
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.