Holiday Inn Ashford - Central
Canterbury Road Kent
Ashford - Central Canterbury Road Kent
1.6 MI/ 2.57 KM
- Ashford Designer Outlet
- Lydden Hill Racing Circuit
- Leeds Castle
- Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
- Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
- The White Cliffs Experience, Dover
- Canterbury City & Cathedral
- Port of Dover
- Dungeness Power Station
A tour around Leeds Castle, 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, brings to life the stories of the six medieval queens who lived there. You can explore the gardens of the huge estate while the kids take on the hedge maze and the underground grotto. There's a Go Ape treetop ropes course, and a Bird of Prey Centre where you can see kestrels and eagles flying every afternoon between March and October.
Take a day trip to Canterbury, 14 miles from the hotel, to see dazzling stained glass and the tomb of Edward the Black Prince on a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral. Outside, you can stop for lunch on the picturesque King's Mile, or hire a rowing boat to drift along the River Stour. If that's too much effort, sit back and let an engine do the work on a candlelit evening cruise.
Get some fresh air and discover the woodland, river valleys and chalk cliffs of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that begins 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. You can explore on foot, by bike, or even on horseback. Look out for orchards, dairies and breweries on the Faversham Food Trails, starting 30 minutes away, and splash out on some delicious local produce as a souvenir.
You can pick up a new outfit at the Ashford Designer Outlet Centre, two miles from the hotel. Look out for top names such as Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and Adidas at bargain prices. When you need to rest your feet there are plenty of places to refuel, including the Lindt cafe, serving chocolate treats and coffee. If the kids are getting twitchy, let them off the leash at the Adventure Playground.