With a range of independent shops combined with two shopping centres, information for Ashford town centre shopping is here. Whether you are looking for that unique item or the latest fashion, you’ll find it in Ashford town centre.
The town centre is packed with shopping delights to tempt you. Combining over 50% local and independent stores with a mix of high street names and brands, Ashfords’ pedestrianised High Street, North Street and Bank Street sit comfortably between the two shopping centres, Park Mall and County Square.
The town centre also has a choice of around 28 hair/beauty salons to choose from to keep your hair, nails and all round beauty in tiptop condition.
With lots of parking in and around Ashford (see further below), town centre shopping offers a safe and friendly place for all ages.
On some Saturdays there are also performances from locally based bands and artists to entertain you while you shop. These take place at the bandstand situated in the heart of the high street.
Park Mall Shopping Centre:
Entering the very prominent main entrance, Park Mall combines modern mall shopping with a traditional courtyard feel to it.
Home to the popular Made In Ashford store, Featuring a wide range of hand crafted goods from a number of independent makers. This is the store to find that unique gift or must have item.
The Record Store is one of Ashford’s must visit places in the town centre. With a huge selection of vinyl records, predominately from years gone by but also current releases too. There’s also a good selection of memorabilia as well as clothing items, posters and more. combined with a number of other independent traders, Park Mall is well worth a visit.
Combined with an abundance of greenery, plant displays and seating areas all adds up to the overall attraction and atmosphere of this popular little mall.
For information on the stores here visit their website by
County Square Shopping Centre :
Opposite Park Mall, lies County Square shopping centre. It’s fully enclosed from the elements, yet maintains an attractive light and spacious aura about it.
Now in its 11th year and holding some of the larger stores in Ashford, its focal point is the open plan cafeteria sitting in the heart of the centre. It’s where you can relax and enjoy a drink and a snack while soaking up the atmosphere and watching the world go by.
You can discover the full range of stores and offers by visiting their website here.
There are shops from the end of the town featuring its real World War One tank, celebrating 100 years this year, to the oldest part of the the town centre, Middle Row. Followed by more stores as you continue down past the attractive water feature.
There is definitely something for everyone in the town centre. Come and enjoy a safe Ashford town centre shopping experience that you’ll want to come back to again and again.
The town centre is also packed with a number of restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets to keep you fed and watered whilst you go about your shopping.
You can find a list of popular town centre restaurants here
Other Useful Information: Where are the toilets?
If you are out and about with children in tow or it’s your first experience of Ashford town centre, one of the most important things to know is ‘where are the toilets ?’. Whether that’s for you, child changing facilities or disabled access required.
Well you will be pleased to know that Ashford Council operates a town centre community toilet scheme.
You do not need to make a purchase to use the facilities at any of the participating outlets, including the public toilets.
Car Parking around the town centre
There are a number of car parks all around Ashford. Fees are typically around £1.10 for the first hour, or part thereof. Some of the car parks are also free to use after 3.00pm. Some are cheaper the longer you stay. For details on the number of car parks available around Ashford along with the fees and charging periods – USE THIS LINK