The Place of my Birth
"Ashbourne - Worth a Visit"
Ashbourne is a fine old Derbyshire market town, with good shopping, especially for antiques. An ideal base for visiting the Peak District or Alton Towers. Described as 'The Gateway to Dovedale', Ashbourne has much more to offer. It's fine Tudor and Georgian buildings, the cobbled Market Place and narrow streets make it a fascinating place to explore.
The impressive Parish Church of St Oswald has a graceful spire and contains many fine features, notably the monuments to local families.
The medieval annual Royal Shrovetide Football Game attracts thousands of visitors as does the Highland Gathering held in July.