Stay among apple orchards and traditional English “oast” houses when you book at one of our Holiday Inn® Ashford hotels. Tree-lined streets flanked by medieval and Tudor buildings bustle with shoppers while the nearby Eurostar speeds visitors to the continent.
Set in the heart of the English countryside, Ashford’s ancient center buzzes with the modern conveniences of 21st-century life. Visitors and locals pass by one of the few remaining First World War era tanks as they browse the wide selection of independent shops or head for coffee in a street-side cafe. Minutes from our Ashford hotels is the New Mill at Willesborough, a fully functioning Victorian windmill and now a fascinating museum filled with vintage bicycles and mopeds. Henry VIII’s former home at Leeds Castle is just a short drive from our hotels in Ashford. With its fairy-tale turrets and deep moat, this is to many the quintessential English castle.
Ashford’s small town center is crammed with lively cafes serving fast and affordable light lunches. The local pubs, which pride themselves on their warm welcome, make cozy spots to settle in for a long evening of dining and sipping pints of traditional “real ale”—unfiltered cask-conditioned beer. Bargain hunters make a beeline for the deeply discounted goods at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, a center for 80 designer brands and close to our Ashford hotels.
Book into one of our Ashford hotels to experience this vibrant historic town and its leisure-time pleasures. Venture out from our Ashford hotels into rural Kentish for hikes in the countryside and tasting tours at Biddenden Vineyards, which is putting English sparkling wines on the map and producing that most English of beverages, cider.