We have Live bands on Friday's and a disco on Saturday. Both are really good nights, come and stay for the weekend.
There are Lots of places to visit, Bakewell (Bakewell Tarts), picturesque Dovedale and the stepping stones (4 miles away), Carsington Water, Matlock & Matlock Bath. Pretty village Hartington (with village pond and ducks!!) has its own cheese factory and cheese shop
Plenty of walks i.e., Tissington Trail (you can hire bikes)
Royal Shrovetide (Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday) everyone joins in all shops and businesses close (including schools) except pubs! Everyone joins in a huge football game through the streets. You are either an Upp'ard or Down'ard depending on which side of the river you were born, or who your family supports. Goals are three miles apart and are millstones in the river. Brilliant atmosphere in our pub, wonderful cameraderie. Shrovetide has the royal seal because a royal has to turn the ball up at least every 75 years. Prince Charles turned the ball up in 2003.
Every July we have the Highland Gathering which is a mini highland games on the park. Geoff Capes visits and tosses the caber. Pipe bands from all over the country compete culminating in a march through the streets at the end of the day (6pm).
Every Sept. Antiques in the Street. All of Church Street (main street) is closed off and antique dealers come from all over the country and set up stalls. Some real bargains to be had.
Every December - Late Night Shopping or Victorian Christmas. From 4pm on a Friday before Christmas (date to be posted on web-site) the Market Place has a Victorian fairground with one of the oldest carosel's in the country, with lots of other amusements. There is a pig roast and a small market. Other fairground rides are situated in the streets all around Ashbourne along with market stalls.
Ashbourne is a really good place to visit with plenty to do. So why not come to stay in one of our comfortable rooms (3 doubles, 2 twins) for double or single occupancy. Colour TV, tea and coffeee making facilities and all rooms en-suite. Three rooms overlook our pretty Market Place where there is a market on Thursday's and Saturday's. Parking can be found close by. Plenty of pubs and restaurants within walking distance. No need to drive.We have a well equipped Leisure Centre and swimming pool all close by within walking distance. Lots of interesting shops including plenty of antique shops.