Ashbourne Things to Do

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  • 1. Arbor Low Stone Circle - Daytrip

    The Peak District is stuffed with prehistoric monuments, and the best henge monument in northern England is only a few miles from Ashbourne, just off the Buxton road (A515). Arbor Low dates from...

  • 2. Heritage Centre

    At Ashbourne Heritage Centre you will find a selection of displays about Ashbourne, including its people, businesses, customs and buildings. You will find a number of artefacts on display which...

  • 3. Sudbury Hall - Daytrip

    As well as the house itself, a stately home, built in the late 17th centrury there is the Museum of Childhood on the same site. You can read more on the National Trust website rather than me cutting...

  • 4. Gingerbread Shop

    This is the oldest building I could find in central Ashbourne. Dating from 1641 it became the 'Roebuck Inn' in the 17th century, and then a bakery in 1805. It's been a bakery ever since, owned by the...

  • 5. Cheddar Gorge Delicatessen

    The 'Cheddar Gorge' delicatessen on Dig Street caught my eye: it had a huge (obviously home-made) cheese, potato and onion pie in the window for only 3.50GBP. So I went in, and was very impressed by...

  • 6. Architecture

    Most of Ashbourne is Georgian (1750 - 1811) or Victorian (1837 - 1920). I'm not much into those particular eras, but many people appreciate their architectural styles. Ashbourne is said to have the...

  • 7. Walking

    Why not go walking/hiking in the hills of Ashbourne/ Dove Dale, Derbyshire. This is a very beautiful part of England. You can spend hours with your loved ones including children taking in the view,...

  • 8. Carsington Water - Daytrip

    Carsington Water came into being in 1992 as a reservoir to store water form the river Derwent when the water level is high, and return it to the river when it is low. The water is then treated further...

  • 9. Darley Moor Motorcycle Racetrack

    The local race circuit is called Darley Moor and it is on the side of the A515 to the south of the town. I've only been once n daylight to watch club racing on the circuit, but have been several...


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