Your Visit

Visit Ashbourne and its surrounding area, great hospitality and quality accomodation and dining

If you plan to take a break in Ashbourne while following the Festival, you can find out more about the various types of accommodation on offer at the Peak District information website. This very comprehensive site contains detailed information about where to stay, where to eat and which other attractions can be found in the locality. If you prefer to speak directly with a member of our local Visitor Information team, they are located at the rear of the Town Hall building in the Market Place or you can click here to find a map of their location and more contact details.

If you would prefer to get a flavour of what’s available and the organisations supporting us this year, then this page will help you to stay in, eat at or visit local attractions.

Where to Stay

Billy’s Bothy
Located at Offcote Grange, Ashbourne DE6 1JQ
Email or Call 01335 344794

Billy’s Bothy is a  large luxury Derbyshire Self Catering cottage, nestled amidst lush green pastureland at the edge of the  magnificent Peak District. Stunning views over private farmland. Full of beams and character this charming cottage has 5 bedrooms all en suite, plus availability of an optional 6th annexed en suite bedroom, large lounge with log stove, dining room, well equipped kitchen. Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ.  Wi Fi, pampering, meals  are all available by arrangement.

Callow Top

Callow Top
Buxton Road
Sandybrook DE6 2AQ

Callow Top is an award winning family holiday park. Within easy reach of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton, This is a picturesque location for your caravan, camping or self catering holiday in the Derbyshire & Staffordshire Peak District. Situated in a delightful, elevated setting in the Derbyshire countryside and  surrounded by open, green fields yet within walking distance of the market town of Ashbourne. This site couldn’t be more perfectly located for exploring the most attractive areas of Derbyshire & the Peak District National Park.

Your Visit - Sandybrook Country Park Ashbourne

Sandybrook Country Park
Buxton Road
Sandybrook DE6 2AQ
01335 300000

Award winning Sandybrook Country Park is situated close to the picturesque market town of Ashbourne. The park provides luxury self-catering lodge holiday accommodation perfect for a relaxing break, an exciting activity holiday or a romantic weekend away. It is an ideal location for exploring the southern Peak District or visiting Alton Towers.

The Station Hotel Ashbourne

The Station Hotel
Station Road
Ashbourne DE6 1AA

Built in 1901, the Station Hotel is a 12 bedroomed family run impressive mock Tudor building situated on the edge of the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne (opposite the Tissington Trail) and ideally situated near the centre of Ashbourne with the added advantage of ample car free parking! All of the rooms at the Station Hotel have an individual style suiting the age and character of the building with the vast majority or original features still in place.

Where to Eat and Drink

Your Visit - Red Chilli Ashbourne

Red Chilli
1-5 Dig Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GF
01335 343232

Originally named the Ashbourne Tandoori in the 80s. The Red Chilli Ashbourne now mixes Indian and Bangladeshi food to give a taste of Asia using fresh ingredients and fresh produce in its wide range of traditional dishes. Delivery and takeaway services are available.

Ashbourne Smiths Tavern 2018

Smith’s Tavern
36 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
01335 300809

A highly traditional alehouse right in the heart of the town, offering a warm welcome and a great selection of real ales, whiskies and other drinks, not to mention the tasty pork pies. Smith’s has been awarded Branch Pub of the Year by CAMRA for 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as Pub of the Season for Spring 2016. Look out for the double fronted bay windows to find us, this great little pub looks like a shop because it started life as a wine and spirit merchants.

St John St Gallery Ashbourne

St John Street Gallery & Café
50 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
01335 347425

The gallery space exhibits an eclectic mixture of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and crafts over three floors. Once Ashbourne’s Magistrate’s Court, this spacious building now showcases some of the area’s most talented artists in relaxed and informal surroundings.The award winning café upstairs focusses on healthy food in a continental style. All meals are prepared on the premises and contain the highest quality produce from leading local suppliers with healthy options always available. The menu includes high quality Italian coffee, a variety of teas and alcoholic drinks and offers a choice of delicious homemade cakes. Soya based drinks now form part of the hot and cold beverage menu and a wide range of vegetarian and gluten free options are always on offer.

Places to Visit

Your Visit - Peak Wildlife Park

Peak Wildlife Park
Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR
01538 308880
Opening Times Monday to Sunday 10.00am until Dusk

Located in the Staffordshire Peak District on the edge of the National Park – just 20 miles from both Derby and Stoke on Trent!  Our large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents. Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or just want to wander with the wallabies, our park has something for you. Our regular keeper talks and on site facilities provide everything you need for an entertaining, exciting and educational day out.