Ashbourne is steeped in history, and still today hosts the world famous Shrovetide Football. Quoted as 'The Gateway to the Peak District', Ashbourne is a charming, picturesque market town nestled in the gently sloping Henmore Valley.
Situated 12 miles from Derby (nearest main train station), Ashbourne can be easily reached from the M1 and M6. Although the train station has long gone, the bus station remains.
Ashbourne has many tea rooms, independent restaurants, banks, supermarkets and shops. Many of the shops specialise in outdoor clothing, although gifts, fashion and consumer goods are also on offer.
The supermarkets in Ashbourne are Sainsburys, Waitrose, Aldi, Co Op and Marks & Spencers food.
Ashbourne has a leisure centre with swimming pool, and a large public park. It forms the start of the Tissington Trail, which can be cycled or walked.
Ashbourne is located a stones' throw from Ashbourne Hall, 3 miles from Standlow and 4 miles from Shiningford. Hollywood House is the furthest venue sitting approximately 9 miles away.