A popular Kentish village located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
I always think this is one of the better equipped villages within reach of Ashford with a good range of facilities and a popular primary school.
The charming village of Aldington is located on top of the hills to the north of the Romney Marsh and offers magnificent views over the Marshes from Lympne to Dungeness.
Aldington is steeped in history and whilst it is not immediately obvious there are over 50 buildings of ‘Historical or Architectural Interest’ in the parish.
The village is strongly associated with historic Kent smuggling folklore including characters such as George Ransley and Cephas Quested who are both associated with the infamous ‘Aldington Smuggler Gang’. George Ransley who was originally born in Ruckinge in 1792 became the leader of the gang as they grew in strength and landed goods all along the coast from Rye to Deal. In October 1826, Ransley was arrested and sent to work as a prisoner in Tasmania.
During the Second World War, Aldington Knoll was used frequently as an observation post for spotting incoming German planes and Doodlebugs flying over to attack London.
These days the village of Aldington enjoys a good number of facilities including Aldington primary school, a local pub with a restaurant, a post office & village store, a butchers shop, a popular village hall and a delightful parish church.
Aldington Bridge Club
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Aldington Corner Quilters
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Aldington Football Club
The club operates no less than three adult teams (16 years plus) in the Ashford & District Saturday and Sunday Leagues including its Premier Division. The club has historically achieved much success both in League […]Find out more
Aldington Gardening Society
The Aldington Gardening Club has been running for over 60 years with regular meetings held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Aldington Village Hall. In addition to this, there are six meetings […]Find out more
Aldington Tennis Club
Aldington tennis club can be found on Roman Road, Aldington, Kent, TN25 7EE. A club that is aimed at playing social tennis and not being too competitive. They encourage all ages and abilities to join. […]Find out more
Poulton Wood Nature Reserve
Poulton Wood Nature Reserve is truly a most captivating, atmospheric and healing place. Amidst the trees and wildlife, there is an award-winning conservation project taking place set in 28 acres of beautiful bluebell woodland with […]Find out more
The Walnut Tree Pub
The historic “Walnut Tree” pub in the village of Aldington was built during the reign of Richard II. Its humble beginnings meant it started as no more than a timber-framed wattle-and-daub hut topped with a […]Find out more
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