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Your Ultimate Derbyshire Destination

A thriving picturesque market town on the edge of The Peak District, rich in history, Ashbourne is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups.

Combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore.

Our town hosts a wide range of restaurants, cafés and family friendly pubs and there is something for every budget and taste.

Ashbourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is an ideal base for a short break or longer holiday. If you enjoy stately homes, you are in for a treat with Chatsworth, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Tissington Hall just to name a few within easy drive from Ashbourne.

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Indoor Car Boot Sale 9:00 am
Indoor Car Boot Sale @ The Town Hall
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ashbourne Town Council is pleased to announce an indoor car boot sale is to be held on the first Sunday of every month commencing Sunday 1st November. Tables are £5 each. Bring your pre-loved items and maybe make a bit … Read More
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Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 2 @ 11:00 pm – May 3 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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Nordic Walking Taster at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Nordic Walking Taster at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Nordic Walking uses poles in order to add two major benefits to walking. This taster session will include a warm up, instruction and a walk to practice your … Read More
White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
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Carsington Water Walk at Carsington Water 11:00 am
Carsington Water Walk at Carsington Water @ Carsington Water
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entry Fee- £5 Adults £2 Children. Each Participant will receive a free t-shirt to wear on the day and to keep as a souvenir. Tickets can be purchased on our website. http://shop.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org/events.html The day will involve fundraisers of all ages … Read More
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Nature Tots at Carsington Water Visitor Centre 10:30 am
Nature Tots at Carsington Water Visitor Centre @ Carsington Water Visitor Centre
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
 
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 9 @ 11:00 pm – May 10 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
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Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
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Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Friendship Concert at St Oswald’s Church 7:30 pm
Friendship Concert at St Oswald’s Church @ St Oswald's Church
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An evening concert with Ashbourne Singers, Ashbourne Town Band, Soisy sur Seine and The Conservatoire de Musique Orchestra.
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May Open Day and Allsorts Dog Show at Ashbourne Animal Welfare 11:00 am
May Open Day and Allsorts Dog Show at Ashbourne Animal Welfare @ Ashbourne Animal Welfare
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monthly Open Days are great family days out and visitors can look around The Ark, meet some of our cats and dogs, enjoy a delicious homemade lunch or tea and bag themselves a bargain from one of our many stalls … Read More
World Toe Wrestling Championship 2016 at Bentley Brook Inn 12:00 pm
World Toe Wrestling Championship 2016 at Bentley Brook Inn @ Bentley Brook Inn
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Bentley Brook Inn is the official home of the Toe Wrestling World Championships. Anyone can enter. All entry fees go to charity. Plenty of banter and fun! Refreshments available.
Friendship Concert at Ashbourne Methodist Church 2:30 pm
Friendship Concert at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
May 15 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
An afternoon of music from Young Musicians, Linda Perry-Smith, Soisy sur Seine Conservatoire de Musique Orchestra.
Friendship Concert at Ashbourne Methodist Church 2:30 pm
Friendship Concert at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
May 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
An evening concert with Ashbourne Singers, Ashbourne Town Band, Soisy sur Seine and The Conservatoire de Musique Orchestra.
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Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 16 @ 11:00 pm – May 17 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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Ghost Walks at Ashbourne Town Hall 7:15 pm
Ghost Walks at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
May 17 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Please dress for the weather, wear sensible shoes and wrap up warm! The tour will last around an hour and will walk about a mile. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Pay on the night. Facebook page – www.facebook.com/hauntedcompany
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White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
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New Buggy Walks at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 12:00 pm
New Buggy Walks at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
Walking works.. its free, simple and gentle on the body. Walking as part of a small group is a good way to start. Its a fun way of getting together and making new friends, helping you to get out and … Read More
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
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ego’s Charity Cake Stall 9:00 am
ego’s Charity Cake Stall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The ladies at ego will be holding a cake stall outside Ashbourne Town Hall on Saturday 21st May. There will be cupcakes, chocolate chip brownies, mini jam bakewells, lemon drizzle cake and much more! All money raised is being split … Read More
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
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Yeldersley Hall Open Gardens at Ashbourne 2:00 pm
Yeldersley Hall Open Gardens at Ashbourne @ Yeldersley Hall
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Yeldersley Hall is a wonderful country house 2.7 miles southeast of Ashbourne (DE6 1LS). The Hall stands within 12 private acres, including formal gardens, kitchen garden, walled garden and restored Victorian greenhouse. £2 per person, accompanied children under 12 are … Read More
CHARITY DUCK RACE 3:00 pm
CHARITY DUCK RACE @ Ashbourne Recreational Ground
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The ladies at ego are holding a charity duck race on Sunday 22nd May at 3pm at Ashbourne Recreational Ground. Its £1 per ticket for a Duck numbered from 1-600. You can buy your tickets online (in the website url) … Read More
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Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 23 @ 11:00 pm – May 24 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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White’s on Wednesdays 6:00 pm
White’s on Wednesdays @ Whites of Ashbourne
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 courses for £15 and 2 for 1 on selected cocktails every Wednesday. (2 courses is for the starter and main meal. Desserts are charged extra) Click here to see menu http://www.whitesofashbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wednesday_WoW_SAMPLE.pdf
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Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
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Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
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Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre 11:00 am
Free Guided Walks at Ashbourne Visitor Centre @ Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Please contact Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
£1 per trail map, available to buy from the shop. Dogs on leads are welcome. No booking needed.
Amy Wadge and Pete Riley at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30 pm
Amy Wadge and Pete Riley at Alstonefield Village Hall @ Alstonefield Village Hall
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
In February, Amy Wadge won a Grammy with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, co-writing his number one single ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Amy and Pete Riley came together 4 years ago to write, they immediately clicked and decided to record and tour as … Read More
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The Queen’s 90th Birthday/May Sunday Fun Day 11:00 am
The Queen’s 90th Birthday/May Sunday Fun Day @ Ashbourne Recreational Ground
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ashbourne celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday with a Fun Day set in the scenic Ashbourne Recreation ground. The event will include a ‘Its a Knock-out’ competition. The fun day is free entry, but there will be a cost for some … Read More
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
£1 per trail map, available to buy from the shop. Dogs on leads are welcome. No booking needed.
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Specialist Plant Fair at Carsington Water 10:00 am
Specialist Plant Fair at Carsington Water @ Carsington Water Visitor Centre
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pay and Display car parks at Carsington Water. Nurseries attending include Bob Brown’s well known nursery Cotswold Garden Flowers, renowned Edrom Nursery from Scotland. Hall Farm Nursery, Pottertons Alpine Nursery, Packhorse Farm Nursery, National Collections of Helenium and Centaurea and … Read More
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
£1 per trail map, available to buy from the shop. Dogs on leads are welcome. No booking needed.
Dovedale Fete at Ilam Park 12:00 pm
Dovedale Fete at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Designed to appeal to people and pet dogs of all ages. The Dovedale Fete will be held in the stunning grounds of Ilam Country Park.
Children’s Pool Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 1:30 pm
Children’s Pool Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
May 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
A fun session in the swimming pool with floats, toys and an ‘Its a Knockout’ style aqua run.
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 30 @ 11:00 pm – May 31 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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Children’s Trampoline Course at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 10:30 am
Children’s Trampoline Course at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
£15 for the 3 days for children aged 5-15 years. This 3 day course will take you from an amateur acrobat to a super springer! Please note, this event takes place on 10.30am and then again at 11.30am on all … Read More
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Woodland Explorer Trail at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
£1 per trail map, available to buy from the shop. Dogs on leads are welcome. No booking needed.