Ashford is a small town in mid-Kent. In 2005 it was voted the fourth best place to live in the UK. The centre is quite small but still has its attractive buildings and friendly atmosphere.
The Ashford Designer Outlet is located near the centre of Ashford. It’s opposite the International station. It’s also within 5 minutes from junction 10 of the M20 motorway. There are over 120 designer brands located at the shopping outlet. Some known, some not so well known. The biggest attractions arguably are Ralph Lauren and Next.
Local housing is affordable and this is rare in the centre of Kent. There is a mixed population with many rental properties. These are mostly within the commuting section of the town. The fact it’s so easy to access France has proved invaluable for local business.
The M20 motorway provides easy access to Dover from Ashford. Also, the ferry ports are only 20 minutes away.
Eurotunnel is a quick 15 minute drive from Ashford. London is approximately an hour’s drive. The rail network is efficient. There’s a choice of domestic mainline and high speed links to London and the continent.
The Ashford International Station opened with the Channel Tunnel in 1994. You can catch trains to London, Lille and Paris. From there on there are connections to the rest of Europe. The travel time from Ashford to London is about 37 minutes. The train passes through Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International. Its journey ends at St Pancras International in London.
Ashford is a fast-growing town with an excellent location. The future looks very promising for business, industry and the local population. We list businesses and venues in Ashford. Enquire directly and for free. For more information on Ashford, click here.