|Government||House Ashford, Feudal lord|
|Religion||Faith of the Seven|
Ashford is an appealing market town whose whitewashed houses have thatched roofs.
Ashford Castle is a small castle built in the shape of a triangle, with round towers thirty feet tall at each point. Between the towers run thick crenelated walls. The orange banners of House Ashford fly from its battlements. Wool tapestries of fruits and flowers hang in its Great Hall. A tower cell has a view of town, field, and forest.
In 209 AC the Ashford tourney was held in Ashford Meadow south of the Cockleswent. Lord Ashford turned his chambers over to Baelor Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone, during the tourney. After being killed in a trial of seven, Baelor Breakspear was cremated in the yard of Ashford Castle.
The Battle of Ashford in 282 AC was the only defeat of Robert Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End, during Robert's Rebellion. Commanding the vanguard, Randyll Tarly, Lord of Horn Hill, slew Lord Cafferen at Ashford Castle and forced Robert to retreat before Mace Tyrell, Lord of Highgarden, arrived with the main force. Despite Randyll's leadership, his liege Mace took credit for the indecisive victory.
—thoughts of Duncan the Tall
- The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
- The Hedge Knight.
- Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
- Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 78, Samwell V.