Ashford is a town in the Ashford (borough) in Kent, England. In 2005 it was voted the fourth best place to live in the United Kingdom.  It lies on the River Stour, Kent, the M20 motorway, and the South Eastern Main Line and High Speed 1 railways. Its agricultural market is one of the most important in the county.  
The motto of Ashford Borough Council is ''"With stronger faith"'', taken from, ''To Lucasta, Going to the Warres'', a poem by the 17th century poet Richard Lovelace from the borough.

Why visit?

  • Chilham Castle is a stunning medieval castle located just a few miles from Ashford. The castle is open to the public and offers a range of activities, including guided tours, falconry displays and a range of events throughout the year.
  • Ashford is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The town is also home to a number of parks and gardens, including the award-winning Victoria Park, which is perfect for a leisurely stroll.
  • Ashford is a historic market town with a rich heritage, boasting a variety of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. The town centre is home to the Ashford Museum, which tells the story of the town's past, and the Ashford Designer Outlet, which offers a range of designer brands at discounted prices.