Located in the beautiful South East county of Kent are two diverse yet wonderful English towns. The Ashford and Tenterden area takes visitors back in time as well as having up to date modern facilities for the 21st century. Visitors here will find a holiday in the Ashford and Tenterden area is a truly wonderful experience, with numerous places offering self catering accommodation as well as camping and caravan sites.
The Ashford and Tenterden area is in the heart of Kent, which is commonly referred to as the garden of England given its location in the south east corner. The Kent Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visitors to the area enjoy hikes to take in the views and observe the wildlife, and there are places for cyclists and horse riders to enjoy too.
There are plenty of different shops with large stores in Ashford as well as more specialist stores across the area and designer outlet centre at Ashford with over 70 stores. Visitors on a self catering holiday may like to dine out at the tea rooms, cafes and quaint village pubs located in the area.
There is a wide range of golf courses in the heart of Kent including in and around the Ashford area, including Tenterden Golf Club and the London Beach Golf Course, also in Tenterden. Visitors wanting to go swimming, work out in the gym or perhaps fancy a game of squash can do these things at Tenterden Leisure Centre. The Kent and East Sussex Railway runs from Tenterden for 10.5 miles to Bodiam, which is home to a historic castle.
There are many historic buildings located in the region including Willesborough Windmill in Ashford and the early 16th century house, Smallhythe Place in Tenterden. Given this county is the Garden of England it is appropriate that there are a number of wonderful gardens to visit such as Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden and Godinton House and Gardens in Ashford. Ashford is home to some museums as well such as Brook Agricultural Museum and the Borough Museum, while animal lovers should enjoy Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.
The warmest time of the year to visit Kent is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 21 to 22 degrees centigrade. July is usually also the driest month while October to January is the wettest time of the year with between 50 and 60mm average rainfall per month.
London Gatwick Airport can be reached in an hour or less from this part of Kent via the M20, M25 and M23 and handles flights from a large number of destinations across the globe. Kent has excellent rail links to the city with a big station at Ashford acting as a link between the London and the Kent coast, Paris and Brussels.