Local Hotels and Attractions

Why not combine a trip to Ashford Designer Outlet with a visit to the South East of England? Extend your stay and explore the local attractions and the surrounding countryside.

Places to Visit

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Consistently a favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers - Kent’s most successful animal park, Howletts, offers a wild day out, like no other! Explore wooded walkways and paths to discover some of the world’s most rare and endangered species including gorillas, primates, big cats, small cats, giant anteaters and more. See our herd of African elephants – the largest herd in the UK and later, show off your skills on the Treetop Challenge or Animal Adventure Challenge. We’re all about the welfare and protection of endangered species, so if you care about animals, come and see why we’re world leaders in conservation.

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Port Lympne Reserve

Home to Kent’s only safari experience, Port Lympne Reserve offers a unique family adventure like no other! Enjoy fact filled animal talks and feeds as you walk through the stunning grounds to see some of the world’s most endangered animals. Later, jump on board a safari vehicle to visit The African Experience, 100 acres of Kentish savannah – alive with African animals. See giraffe, black rhino, gorillas, primates, big cats, small cats and many more as you explore 600 acres of outstanding natural beauty. Be part of real conservation in action at one of the largest wild animal parks in the UK.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Operating a centre of excellence in Kent and dedicated to the captive breeding of endangered big cats. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation offers a once in a lifetime range of experriences to enjoy. WHF is not open to the public, but you can book an exclusive Big Cat Experience, Photography Experience or a Family Day Out. By visiting WHF you are supporting their important conservation work; every penny goes towards improving the lives of the big cats in care and projects around the globe.

Places to Stay

Ashford International Hotel

The Ashford International Hotel offers 179 contemporary bedrooms with plenty of space for families or those wishing to work in the comfort of their room. The leisure club has superb facilities, whilst the spa provides a haven in which to relax and unwind.

Chilston Park Hotel

The Grade 1 listed Chilston Park offers one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Kent. Set back from tree-lined lanes, the manor house at Chilston Park Hotel in Kent is set in 22 acres of parkland and features a two AA rosette restaurant.

Eastwell Mannor

Quality without compromise, peaceful seclusion; this is the Eastwell Manor experience. Step over the threshold and be welcomed by warming log fires and discreet service. Your stay with us begins in the magnificent panelled reception hall which leads through to the luxurious drawing room, bar and dining room all overlooking the beautifully manicured lawns set in the Garden of England.

Hythe Imperial Hotel

In an 18th-century manor overlooking the English Channel, this stunning hotel is just a minute walk from the beach and less than a mile from central Hythe. Traditional, individually decorated rooms come with 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have English Channel views, and suites add smart TVs and/or minibars.

Kent and Sussex Holiday Cottages

Kent and Sussex Holiday Cottages offer a wide choice when it comes to self-catering holiday homes within their portfolio of more than 300 cottages, apartments and studios across the South East. From heritage hideaways and family favourites to rural retreats and cathedral cities, you’ll be truly spoiled for choice when it comes to finding somewhere to relax and enjoy your stay. Whether it be a family holiday or even just a short break, come and see what this glorious corner of England has to offer.

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Reside with a regal neighbour at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel with the majestic Leeds Castle just next door. Our fully-equipped Feel Good Health Club has everything you need to help unwind. Complimentary high speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel. All bedrooms feature a HD LED TV and complimentary high speed WiFi. In privilege and superior rooms you can enjoy a Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers.

Saltcote Place

Saltcote Place in Rye offers the more discerning visitor a place to celebrate important milestones in life with exclusive use 5 star accommodation. With expansive views from Dover to Hastings and toward Camber sands you can relax without the noise of other peoples children.


South of England Cottages

South of England Cottages have a portfolio of holiday cottages in Kent and across the south of England, extend your stay in Kent or start your journey across the south of England. From boltholes for couples to grand family homes in towns. villages and on the coast. Book online, or call one of our friendly team with local knowledge to find the perfect holiday home for you.

Tudor Park Hotel

Stay right in the heart of Kent at Tudor Park, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club. Minutes from Leeds Castle, Tudor Park is a tranquil retreat nestled among the charming villages and historic castles of Kent. Discover pure elegance in each hotel room with Wi-Fi, an ergonomic work area and Marriott bedding. A visit would not be complete without enjoying our 18-hole PGA Championship golf course or indoor pool and spa for invigorating treatments.