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 nestling 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 can be found.
Supermarkets to be found are Sainsbury, Waitrose, Aldi, Co Op and Marks & Spencers food.
Ashbourne has a leisure centre with swimming pool, large public park and forms the start of the Tissington Trail for cycling and walking.
Ashbourne is situated 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.