Local information for Ashbourne
Our lovely Club Site at Ashbourne is perfectly located for exploring the Derbyshire Peaks and Dales. It is close to the market town and if you have a horse you can stable it here during your visit.
- There are several National Trust properties in the area, including the 18th century mansion of Kedleston Hall and Sudbury Hall, with its Museum of Childhood.
- Carsington Water offers excellent bird-watching, water sports, fishing and walking facilities.
- The spa town of Buxton has magnificent architecture and the world-famous opera house.
- The stately homes of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House are still occupied by their families and welcome visitors.
- The Heights of Abraham has been welcoming visitors since 1780. It has show caverns, acres of woodland and cable cars.
- Gulliver’s is a family theme park with many rides and attractions. Matlock Bath has had a roller coaster since Victorian times.
- The market town of Ashbourne is known as the gateway to Dovedale. It hosts many events during the year, including street football, a Highland Gathering and an international arts festival.
- The Tissington Trail follows the old railway line from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay. It is just one of many lovely walks and cycle paths in the area.
- The Derbyshire Well Dressing season runs from May to September. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the beautifully decorated springs and wells.
Nearest train station: Belper 10 miles
Nearest bus: 100m from Site entrance