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Local area

Just 38 minutes from St Pancras International, Ashford and Tenterden couldn’t be better placed for visitors wishing to discover the Garden of England.

Ashford and Tenterden are set amongst beautiful ‘Darling Buds of May’ countryside of oast houses and picturesque villages. Visit stunning historic homes like Godinton House and Gardens, or explore the award-winning vineyards at Biddenden or Chapel Down. For those who prefer retail therapy, McArthur Glen Ashford Designer Outlet is only steps away from the station, offering 60% off high-quality brands. Or why not try a unique adventure and travel further by train on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, one of England’s finest rural light railways?

Throughout the year, the area is alive with events and festivals. Amazing venues like Revelation St Mary’s play host to some of the UK’s top music artists, while the annual Create (www.createfestival.co.uk) and Tentertainment (www.tentertainment.co.uk) music festivals, plus the brilliant four-day Tenterden Folk Festival are important dates for the calendar.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, Ashford and Tenterden offer plenty of places to relax. The Ashford International Hotel is only 5 minutes from the station offering great gym and spa facilities. Try the London Beach County Hotel, a charming property overlooking the magnificent parkland golf course. For those looking for a little luxury, head to Eastwell Manor, a privately-owned hotel set in 62 acres of gardens and grounds and an award-winning restaurant.

For more information, go to www.visitashfordandtenterden.co.uk

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