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 just a short drive from the stunning Kent coast, with a range of beaches and coastal towns to explore. The nearby towns of Folkestone and Dover are both
  • 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.