Ashbourne is a charming and very well known town in Derbyshire, renowned for its stunning old world style shops, its relaxed ambience, and of course its annual shrovetide football game, which see’s hundreds of participants playing a game of football from one end of the town to the other.
If you’ve never been to Ashbourne, its certainly worth a visit. It is abundant with old world charm, traditional book, coffee and craft shops, and plays host to a traditional market every Thursday and Saturday. The cobbled market place and alleys, along with stylish boutiques and antique shops are a delight to explore.
There are lots of lovely places to eat in the town ranging from delightful restaurants, to cosy pubs. Traditional fish and chips can be enjoyed at the Marketplace fish and chip shop, a real favourite with the locals. Ashbourne and the surrounding country-side is great for walking and is commonly referred to as the gateway to Dovedale. Its one of the most popular locations for those seeking accommodation in the Peak District area.
If you are looking for a beautiful peak district town, Ashbourne may well be the place.