Ashland and Hanover County, VA

Ashland, Virginia

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Ashland, located in Hanover County just 10 miles fromnRichmond, is an ideal jumping-off spot when sightseeing around Richmond, Colonial Williamsburg, Petersburg, Charlottesville or Fredericksburg. The sleepy little rural town is less than an hour from any one of them. In Hanover, you can spend a day or two at Paramount’s Kings Dominion–one of the nation’s premiere theme parks–or visit the hallowed grounds at Scotchtown, the former home of Patrick Henry. You can also enjoy a leisurely stroll along the city streets of Ashland, take a side-trip to the Civil War battlefield at Cold Harbor, or simply relax for an afternoon’s shopping and a quiet lunch far away from the strain and stress of big city life. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.
The Virginia Handbook

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The Virginia Handbook

by Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr. (Hunter Publishing)

Ashland, located in Hanover County just 10 miles fromnRichmond, is an ideal jumping-off spot when sightseeing around Richmond, Colonial Williamsburg, Petersburg, Charlottesville or Fredericksburg. The sleepy little rural town is less than an hour from any one of them. In Hanover, you can spend a day or two at Paramount’s Kings Dominion–one of the nation’s premiere theme parks–or visit the hallowed grounds at Scotchtown, the former home of Patrick Henry.

You can also enjoy a leisurely stroll along the city streets of Ashland, take a side-trip to the Civil War battlefield at Cold Harbor, or simply relax for an afternoon’s shopping and a quiet lunch far away from the strain and stress of big city life. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.

©  Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr./Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashland
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Contact information for all sights, accommodations, and dining are provided in the eTrail
Driving Directions: Directions to Ashland & Hanover County, VA

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