Campsites in AshbourneThe town of Ashbourne, on the very edge of the Peak District National Park is a picture-perfect camping destination. Immerse yourself in nature, at a pace of your own choosing, with spacious pitches and brilliant amenities forming the backdrop to your unforgettable holiday. Book your campsite today and experience the beauty of Ashbourne's great outdoors soon.
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Things to see and do while camping in Ashbourne
Surrounded by the glorious Derbyshire Dales, the town of Ashbourne is known for its elegant Georgian architecture and narrow, cobbled streets. You can browse through independent shops, visit the local market, and admire the old buildings. Here are some of the best places to visit and things to do while staying on any of our Ashbourne campsites.
1. Dovedale, a picturesque valley in the Peak District National Park, is less than a 20-minute drive from Ashbourne. A visit to Dovedale has endless possibilities, from scenic walks along the River Dove, a visit to the iconic stepping stones or even the steep but quick walk up the limestone hill of Thorpe Cloud, where you’ll be met with beautiful views of the Peak District.
2. The Tissington Trail is a former railway line converted into a scenic cycling and walking path. If you haven’t got your own bike you can rent one in Ashbourne and enjoy a leisurely ride along the trail, surrounded by picturesque countryside.
3. There are stone circles all over the Peak District. If you’re looking to venture away from Ashbourne for the day, the Nine Ladies stones on Stanton Moor make for an interesting walk. The nearest village is Birchover which has parking and several pubs.
4. Around a 25-minute drive from Ashbourne, in Winkhill, you can visit the Peak Wildlife Park. This makes a great day out for all ages with the chance to see penguins, alpacas, wallabies, zebra and many more animals during your visit.
5. Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire is around a 25-minute drive away and makes a good day out for thrill seekers.
6. The charming village of Matlock Bath is known for its riverside location and Victorian-era charm. Take a leisurely walk along the promenade, visit the quirky shops and cafes, and explore attractions like Gulliver's Kingdom and the Heights of Abraham.
7. Bakewell is a charming market town worth a visit at some point during your Derbyshire holiday. There you’ll be able to stroll through the town's historic streets, visit the weekly market, and enjoy a walk along the River Wye. Don’t forget to try a Bakewell Pudding!
8. Thor’s Cave is a natural cavern towering over the Manifold Valley which can only be reached by foot. Join the Manifold Way to walk up to the cave, enjoy the views and grab a spectacular picture or two.