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Local Attractions and things to do

Local Attractions & things to do

Ashbourne in the Peak District is surrounded by beautiful countryside with plenty of local attractions that you’ll never run out of things to do.

Alton Towers

Just 9 miles from our house – 20 minutes by car

Alton Towers is England’s largest theme park offering 500 acres of attractions and rides the whole family can enjoy including X-Sector, Forbidden Valley, Dark Forest, Gloomy Wood, Katanga Canyon and CBeebies Land! 

There is also a Water Park on-site.

Country Houses

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the historic house for fascinating stories and one of Europe’s most significant art collections. 

In the garden, discover water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers set in Britain’s most stunning and surprising country estate. 

Haddon Hall

 Haddon Hall stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Wye. One of the finest examples of a Medieval and Tudor manor house, open to visitors, with wonderful gardens. Visit Haddon Hall and truly step back in time. 

There is also a Restaurant selling fresh, local produce and a Gift Shop which carries a good range of locally sourced giftware.

Kedleston Hall

Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland

Lyme Park

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Calke Abbey

When the house was handed to the National Trust in 1985, many of its rooms had been adandoned for decades and were in a state of rapid decline.

Little Moreton Hall

Iconic Tudor Manor House. Join a free guided tour of the Ground floor or explore the fantastic gardens. 

Other things to do

Cinema / Bowling

Uttoxeter Cinema, Bowling and Ice Skating

Ashbourne Leisure Centre

With swimming pool, fitness suite, squash courts and badminton hall.

Luna Lift off

Uttoxeter Cinema, Bowling and Ice Skating

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Based in Wirksworth, the Ecclesboume Valley line, at nine miles, is Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway.