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Ashford International Hotel is perfect for exploring all that Kent has to offer.  It is a perfect base to explore many nearby beaches which are perfect fun for the whole family. A couple of our favourites are Hythe & Camber Sands. For shopaholics there are a number of outlets and malls on the doorstep including McArthur Glen discount shopping centre- Ashford International guests get an additional 10% off, please ask for details at reception.

Of course Kent is steeped in history, evidence of which is all around at the various castles and historical houses. We recommend the following attractions for a great day out Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, Leeds Castle & Dover Castle and War Time Tunnels & Historic Canterbury. If you fancy getting out and about, we also offer guests 20% off standard class Rover fares on the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Speak to a member of our team for recommendations on great days out.

Cycle hire is available at Ashwood Cycle Centre, located on Ellingham Industrial Estate. The first day's hire is £17.95 with a deposit of £50. A second day's hire is available for just £9.50.

The address is:

Ashwood Cycle Centre

Ellingham Industrial Estate

Ashford

Kent

TN23 6LZ

 

We Recommend

Bluewater Shopping Centre

Shopping

13,000 free car park spaces, 27 million visitors a year and you walk an estimated 2.25miles every time you visit it.
Bluewater is one of Europe's biggest shopping centres and features blue chip names such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, House of Fraser, Boss, Gant, Austin Reed and many, many more. Well worth a full day out.

The classic and original Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. We'll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery. With zip wires and high ropes 12 metres above the forest floor and 250 metres in length, experience an adventure experience never to be forgotten.

Kingsnorth Golf Club

Sports and Recreation

This excellent golf club is just a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

Weekend: £20 for 18 holes

Midweek: £18 for 18 holes

Kingsnorth Golf, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN26 1NJ. T: 01233 661620.

Leeds Castle

Landmarks and Historical

Visitors are transported through 900 years of the castle's history; an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is home to the largest breeding herd of Black Rhinos outside Africa as well as Siberian and Indian tigers, African elephants, small cats, monkeys, Barbary lions and many more rare and endangered species. The world's largest gorillarium, "The Palace of the Apes" is home to a family group of Gorillas, fed at 12 noon and 3:00pm daily.

The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is Kent's mainline in miniature.  First opened to traffic in July 1927 as the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' and now covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermans cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness.

Sports & Recreation

  • Ashford Golf Club
  • Beaches around Kent
  • Faversham Lido
  • AMF Bowling (Ashford)
  • Buckmore Park Go Karting

Houses, Gardens & Parks

  • The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House
  • Godinton House & Garden
  • Goodnestone Park & Gardens
  • Groombridge Place Gardens
  • Hall Place Gardens
  • Mount Ephraim
  • Penhurst Place & Gardens
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • Squerryes Court

Zoos, Farms & Wildlife

  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park
  • Rare Breeds Centre (Woodchurch)
  • Wildwood (Herne Common, Nr Canterbury)

Shopping

  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Shopping Village
  • Westfield Stratford

Landmarks & Historical

  • Leeds Castle
  • Scotney Castle
  • Walmer Castle & Gardens
  • Dover Castle & War Time Tunnels
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
  • Turner Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Maidstone
  • Willesborough Windmill (Ashford)

Food & Drink

  • Biddenden Vineyards

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