Why Ashford?

Ashford is ideally placed to have the model railway centre, being some 38 minutes from London (with its 34 million visiting per year), via high speed Javelin and is an international stop on the Eurostar from Western Europe.

We can match York’s appeal with the attractions that Ashford has to offer.

York attractions:

  • National Railway Museum
  • The Jorvik Viking Centre
  • York Minster
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • The Shambles

Ashford Attractions:

  • Model Railway Centre
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Rye
  • Leeds Castle
  • Tenterden
  • Kent and East Sussex Railway
  • Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
  • Bluebell Railway
  • Historic Dockyard Chatham

Last year the NRM attracted over 900,000 visitors, we anticipate 250,000 visting to the Ashford Model Railway Centre in the first year, growing to 500,000 in the fourth year.