Queen Street, despite lying only a short distance from the town centre, exhibits natural calm and tranquillity. The houses, built in 1863 on a former Saxon burial ground, marked Ashford’s growth as an important hub for East Kent as it transitioned through the Industrial Revolution. Stop at Ashford Gateway and pop into the Tourist Information Centre to plan your next visit.
Opposite lay the Memorial Gardens, which were purchased by local families in 1924 in memory of those who fell in WWI. Originally vicarage glebe land, it now belongs to the town and no new buildings may be built; the avenue of pin oaks instead providing a peaceful area of rest and reflection.