Ashford, located in Kent, has a long history that is believed to date back to the 9th Century. The town was voted as the forth best place to live in the entire UK in 2005. An agricultural market, Ashford also offers numerous sights to see and visit. Biddenden vineyards are considered to be among the most popular, as is the factory shopping outlet nearby. Also popular is the Willesborough Windmill and the numerous parks and gardens that can be found throughout the local area. Wye Rural Museum is also a good place to visit while in Ashford.
Voted the 4th best place to live in the whole of England, Ashford maybe a small sleepy little county town located towards the southern east extremities of England but it still offers quite a fair bit to do and see. One of the most famous and prominent landmarks of the town is the Williesborough Windmill. The Williesborough Windmill, originally constructed in 1869 and had many different owners all of whom kept the windmill in its original state until 1938 when it was merely used as a storage facility rather than an actual windmill.
By 1969 the Williesborough Windmill had sustained an extremely significant degree of damage and the windmill had then fallen into a serious state of dilapidation and disrepair with its then owner refusing to repair it due to the high cost involved. It was not until 1991 that sufficient funds were secured to carry out the necessary repairs required to be undertaken, and the Williesborough Windmill then passed onto the ownership and control of the City Council. The mill has now became once again fully operational and so is now used to make bread and is also the home of a Cycle Museum as well.
Ashford also has a rather unusual occupant within the town, a real life and genuine Mark 4 tank which dates back to the first world war. It was presented to the town a few years after the war as a historical relic, and has remained there ever since!