A shopper’s delight, Ashford not only has a well-appointed high street but also boasts a designer outlet, a great destination to find that perfect outfit.
Trains to Ashford International
Ashford International station serves Eurostar departures and arrivals on the high-speed line and boasts a designer outlet just minutes from the train station.
Ashford might not be the first place you think of for a day out, but it has lots of great shopping, a quaint museum and plenty of great restaurants and cafes for you to check out.
Getting here: High speed trains to Ashford International from St Pancras International from 37 minutes.
Fun things to do...
Ashford Borough Museum
Celebrating Ashford’s railway heritage, the Ashford Borough Museum is in the heart of Ashford’s town centre within a 17th century Grade II listed building. The museum not only covers the history of the railway but also documents the history of the areas as far back in time as the Neolithic and Prehistoric times.
Ashford Designer Outlet
Selling a wide range of top designer brands that won’t break your piggy bank and offering a variety of cafes and restaurants to indulge at. Plus, if you travel by Southeastern you can use your rail ticket to redeem a Privilege Card at the Guest Services desk to receive a 10% shopping discount!
WW1 MK IV Tank
A poignant reminder of the town’s history and sacrifice is found just around the corner from the High Street. Presented to the town in 1919 in recognition for its fundraising efforts to the National War Savings appeal, the tank was one of 1,220 others built for combat during WWI; it is now one of the remaining few in existence.