Charing is a small village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent, in south-east England. The parish population is 2,750 (Hobbs Parker web site, 2000); it includes the settlement of Charing Heath.

It is situated at the foot of the North Downs. The Pilgrims' Way and the M20 motorway both cross the parish, whilst Charing railway station is located on the line railway line between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone. Services are operated by Southeastern, with one train in each direction throughout the day, and an much enhanced service during the morning and evening peak periods.

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