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
Ashbourne Self Catering – Special properties for special occasions
Featuring Shiningford Farm located at the side of Carsington Water.
Email Julia@pmwproperty.com or Call 01335 346864
Ashbourne Self Catering offer high quality bespoke properties with modern amenities, spectacular views in gorgeous rural surroundings. Available to hire for celebrations, corporate entertaining, family holidays & small weddings.
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.
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.
Sandybrook Country Park
Sandybrook DE6 2AQ
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 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
1-5 Dig Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GF
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.
36 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
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 Street Gallery & Café
50 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
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
Peak Wildlife Park
Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR
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.