A fabulous market town located in the county of Derbyshire, Ashbourne is full of unique treasures and pleasing views. Being a fair-trade town, Ashbourne is regaled across the UK as being one the pioneers of the promotion of ethical trade. Ashbourne hosts a number of great attractions, mainly encompassing the glorious countryside in which it is kept.
The Tissington Trail is a largely popular walk and cycle path with plenty of places to stop to enjoy a picnic. With plenty of road links, Ashbourne is the perfect picturesque place to stay and enjoy the attractions and walks both in and around the town and with markets two days a week you can find plenty of treasures to remind you of your stay.
Ashbourne welcomes tourists and there are plenty of places to stay and a vast range of superb eateries.
Tissington Hall, Tissington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1RA
Renowned for entertaining since 1609, Tissington Hall and estate has been the backdrop for weddings, films and corporate events.
Owned by the FitzHerbert family for the last eight generations, the hall is opened to the public on selected dates throughout the year.
One of the most important events in Tissington’s calendar is the Well Dressing season that occurs each May. Flowers are mounted on frames and placed on each of the six wells in Tissington village.
The Old Coach House at Tissington Hall is open each day during the event for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.
Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST
Fed by the nearby River Derwent, Carsington Water is a reservoir that has been in existence since 1992.
Now a hive of leisure activity, Carsington Water offers waterborne training courses in sailing, kayaking and windsurfing; together with shore-based activities such as climbing, mountain biking and orienteering.