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Postcode: TN27 | code search
Population: 2350
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Charing is a small village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent. It includes the settlement of Charing Heath and is situated at the foot of the North Downs. The Pilgrims Way crosses the village and there are a number of old manors located around the vicinity, such as Newlands (now a horse stud) and Pett Place. Its most famous building is the Archbishop's Palace, which lies by the church of St Peter and St Paul, and was once the property of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The palace was an important building in the diocese of Canterbury, and counted amongst its guests King Henry VIII. It has been a farmhouse for the last 300 years. The church is rumoured to contain the stone on which John the Baptist was beheaded. The village has a number of traditional shops and a couple of restaurants and pubs including The Bowl Inn on Egghill Road and The Red Lion at Charing Heath. The A20 Maidstone-Ashford road cuts through, separating the main village from a cluster of houses and the railway station on its southern side where there is a health club called The Green, on the road to the neighbouring village of Pluckley.


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The Oak (0.16 miles)

The Oak

The Oak is situated on the High Street in the historic village of Charing in the very heart of Kent. Inside you’ll find a warm atmosphere and great food with friendly and attentive service. Our ... More | visit website

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The Bowl Inn (1.12 miles)

The Bowl Inn
The Bowl, situated high above Charing on top of the North Downs in a Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), was originally built as a farmhouse in 1512, and then in1606 it became a brewhouse. ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn North A20 Ashford (1.88 miles)

Holiday Inn North A20 Ashford

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This recently refurbished, friendly hotel with spacious accommodation rests in a peaceful country location. The hotel is easily accessible and convenient for the Eurostar, Eurotunnel and the Channel ports of Dover and ... More
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Premier Inn Ashford North (2.15 miles)

Premier Inn Ashford North
Located 4 miles (6.4 km) from Eurostar Ashford, this Premier Inn is northwest of Ashford town centre and has an on-site Beefeater restaurant. A convenient place to stay, Premier Inn Ashford North is near to the ... More | visit website
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Harrow Hill Hotel & Inn (2.49 miles)

Harrow Hill Hotel & Inn

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The Harrow Hill Hotel Restaurant and Bar is situated in the Kentish countryside in the tiny hamlet of Warren Street near the medieval village of Lenham. Nestled in ... More

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Elvey Farm Restaurant (3.36 miles)

Elvey Farm Restaurant
Our restaurant is open to residents and non-residents, and is, we hope, totally unique. We specialise in old Kentish cuisine, and we've resurrected some amazing dishes that haven't been served in the county for years. Kent ... More | visit website
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Dog & Bear Hotel (3.54 miles)

Dog & Bear Hotel

You'll find the Dog & Bear, a traditional coaching inn built in 1602, facing Lenham's picturesque village square. A stylish village pub with the never changing atmosphere of warmth & hospitality.How often during the routine pressure ... More | visit website

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Frith Farm House (3.66 miles)

Frith Farm House

Blossom, [sleep 2/4] Cherry [sleep 2/4] and Damson Cottages [sleep 2/7] are located in a newly converted Kentish Barn. The luxurious finish takes self-catering to a new height of perfection. The cream Shaker style kitchens ... More | visit website

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Woodland B&B (3.90 miles)

Woodland B&B

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Set in woodland there are wild flowers of primrose Blue bells Fox glove and array of bird life with resident bunnies on the lawn. In easy reach of Ashford International ... More

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Chilston Park (3.94 miles)

Chilston Park

As the long sweeping drive at Chilston Park carries you through the verdant parkland towards the lake and to the front door of the house, it transports you to a place that's a world apart ... More | visit website

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