Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Ashbourne is situated at the foot of the White Peaks, and is known as the gateway to the Peak District

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.

Ashbourne High Street

If you’ve never been to Ashbourne, it’s certainly worth a visit. It is abundant with old world charm, traditional antique, coffee and craft shops, and plays host to a traditional market every Thursday. The cobbled market place and alleys, along with stylish boutiques 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 countryside 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.


Ashbourne is the closet of the larger towns to Dannah Cottages and some of the amenities that may be useful during a stay at the cottages are listed below. While the supermarkets are undoubtedly convenient the smaller independent stores provide goods of a superb quality along with a few local delicacies such as Ashbourne Gingerbread (available from the Ashbourne Gingerbread Shop) and Derbyshire Oatcakes (Available from Marks the Butchers).


Bakery: Ashbourne Gingerbread Shop (website)

Greengrocers: Fresh Choice (website)

Deli: The Cheddar Gorge (website)


Pharmacy: Boots (website)


Cycle Hire: The Bike Barn (website)

Library: (website)

Leisure Center: (website)