Ashbourne in the Peak District 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, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Norbury Manor, Sudbury Hall, Tissington Hall just to name a few within easy drive from Ashbourne.

If excitement is more your idea of spending a day then you can’t beat Alton Towers and Gullivers Kingdom.

Fresh air and exercise, there are miles of way marked footpaths to explore and traffic free and family friendly cycle routes along former railway lines on the Tissington Trail.

Ashbourne is perfectly located to appeal to all sorts of cyclists: those who love the hills and the dales and those who prefer the more level terrain.

Walkers will also not be disappointed with hundreds of stunning walks on the doorstep within the Peak District National Park. For further information visit

Nearby Attractions


Alton Towers

Distance: 10 miles

Alton Towers is one of the world’s leading theme park resorts! With a host of rides and attractions spread over 500 acres of countryside, truly a fantastic short break or a great day out for the whole family.

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Carsington Water

Distance: 7 miles

Carsington Water is a local centre for outdoor activities. There is a sailing club active next door to the Visitor Centre, and there are many opportunities for walking and cycling around the reservoir and the surrounding villages.

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Chatsworth House & Gardens

Distance: 20 miles

Plenty for all the family. The house contains one of Europe’s finest private art collections and a gallery of neo-classical sculptures. Explore the gardens with their fountains and water features – including the unique water cascade.

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Distance: 4 miles

A dramatic limestone ravine, famous for its stunning scenery, wildlife and the much-loved stepping stones which cross the River Dove.

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Haddon Hall

Distance: 16 miles

Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century, and is the home of Lord Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. Haddon has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant. The house is open to visitors from April to October, with a number of special events being staged throughout the season.

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Peak Wildlife Park

Distance: 10 miles

Has one of the largest bird collections in the UK, Peak Wildlife Park (formerly Blackbrook Zoological Park) and is well known for breeding some of the world’s rarest birds. A fun day out for all the family with a shop, restaurant, free car parking and disabled access.

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