This is Kent's enticing blend of ancient and modern at its very best. Here international rail links, thriving market towns and world-class chefs meet history-rich villages, idyllic countryside and superb local vineyards.
Money-wise fashionistas flock to McArthurGlen’s Ashford Outlet for discount designer labels, and to Ashford's County Square. There's history here too. Ashford’s heritage trail leads down lanes lined with mediaeval, Jacobean and Georgian homes. Nearby is Godinton House - one of Kent's finest historic estates. To eat and sleep in style choose from classy cooking at the Secret Garden; country house luxury at Eastwell Manor; the sleek Ashford International Hotel; and two Holiday Inns.
All around Ashford lies bewitching heritage Kent. A centuries-old landscape that's also home to world-class vineyards such as Chapel Down Winery.