Everything you need to know
Ashburton has built a reputation over many years as a top destination for antiques and no visit to the town is complete without a browse around its antique shops. They perfectly compliment the town’s long and rich history and you’ll find a veritable Aladdin’s cave hidden within the old buildings.
With such a variety to choose from the town has been attracting an ever increasing number of buyers from all over the UK and Ashburton Antiques Trail has been designed to showcase everything the antique shops have to offer while providing visitors with a guided map of the different shops, helping to cement Ashburton’s position as a top shopping destination.
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Opening times do vary from shop to shop. All our shops close on Sundays. Please enquire directly if there is someone specific you wish to visit.
You'll find ample parking in the centre of town with access to Kingsbridge Lane car park off North Street and West Street. The car park offers both Long Stay and Short Stay options. Ashburton Information Centre is located at the bottom of the Short Stay Car Park and is a great place to start your visit and pick up a map!
There are Public Toilets available at the entrance to the Long Stay Car Park off West Street.
Selling your Antiques
With so many different dealers specialising in a wide range of items, Ashburton is the perfect place to sell your antiques - just contact us now for more information. We have specialists in :
Georgian & Victorian Furniture
Antique Pine, Period Oak and Country Furniture
Silver and Gold
Scientific instruments & medical antiques
Fabrics and Textiles
Books and Ephemera
China, Ceramics and Glassware
Works of Art
Ashburton offers more than 10 individual antique shops combining some of the South West’s best dealers, making it simply unmissable for any collector or enthusiast. You’ll find a wealth of traditional antiques ranging from Georgian and Victorian furniture to collectables, ceramics, silver, jewellery, mirrors and pictures. You’ll also find shops specialising in everything industrial, boutique and retro with other shops focussing on mid-century modern and fine art. We also have a stockist of Annie Sloan paint where you can pick up all the tips and tools for up-cycling your own pieces.