With its strong and supportive community there is always something going on - and visitors are always welcome!
Ashburton doesn’t stand still. An attractive rural town in fantastic surroundings and with a relaxed pace of life, it’s a desirable location for new shops and restaurants. With its strong and supportive community there is always something going on - and visitors are always welcome!
An eclectic mix of independent shops cater to all tastes and occasions: antique shops crammed with collectables, curios and period pieces; boutiques showcasing timeless elegance and quirky fashion; and jewellers and gift shops offering unique gifts for family and friends or something special for that special someone.
Busy restaurants, pubs, cafés and tea rooms buzz with conversation whilst tantalising aromas beckon you in from the street - just step inside for a real taste of Ashburton. Local beer, gin and mixers take pride of place among wines from every corner of the world in the wine shops and bars whilst in the delicatessens and artisan bakery you can sample the best produce the South West has to offer.
Things to Do
Kids will love the skate park whilst the whole family will enjoy the open air swimming pool with its cafe and space to relax and enjoy a picnic.
The inquisitive will enjoy the museum, a visit to St Lawrence Chapel or wandering through historic lanes surrounded by unusual architecture that tells of a rich and varied history.
As the sun goes down, enjoy socialising with friends at a traditional pub or perhaps eat out at one of several excellent restaurants - most ingredients come from the local area so not only will your food taste great, it’s good for the environment and our community too.
For entertainment there are regular concerts and local bands at several venues in the town and the local community cinema has regular showings of highly acclaimed movies in a relaxed and informal environment complete with cushions and a bar!