Ashbourne

Ashbourne

Overview

Ashbourne has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century, with it's Medieval street pattern and historic buildings.
 

What makes it special

  • Historic market town

Hostels nearby

Ashbourne

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SK180466

Lat/Lng: 53.016626, -1.732179

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

cycling

Cycling in Ilam

Converted former railway lines, such as the Tissington, High Peak and the Manifold Trails offer great routes for cycling.

Carsington Water, with sail boats and other boats on shore

Carsington Water (Reservoir)

Visit Britain’s newest reservoir and explore the trails through spectacular scenery.  It offers a lovely day out for all the family with a children's play area, visitor centre, watersport centre

climbing

Climbing in Ilam

Raven's Tor in Dovedale offers superb crack and face climbing on solid rock, all in a beautiful setting above the river.

Watersports in Ilam

Watersports in Ilam

The nearby Carsington Water offers equipment hire and a range of courses in sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and powerboating for absolute beginners through to instructors.  

Walking and Rambling in Ilam

Walking and Rambling around Ilam

The hostel is on the doorstep of one of the most beautiful limestone dales in Britain, with trails offering steep cliffs and spires, rare woodlands species and quaint picturesque villages.

climbing

Climbing in Alstonefield

The White Peak offers climbing for all abilities. Popular sites include Dove Dale, the Manifold Valley and the famous Thors Cave - which boasts brilliant crags and bouldering.

Theme park

Alton Towers

There's something for all thrill seekers and families at Alton Towers, with tons of terrific (and terrifying!) rides and amazing live shows. Plus, there's CBeebies Land for the little ones.

Instructing a youngster how to drystone wall

National Stone Centre

A dramatic site crammed with ancient tropical reefs, rocks and minerals, centuries of industrial history and abundant wildlife. Visit the Stone Centre website

cycling

Cycling in Hartington

YHA Hartington Hall is an ideal base to explore cycling of all natures from family friendly trails to endurance mountain biking routes.

climbing

Climbing in Hartington

The Peak District offers an ideal landscape for the more experienced climber, with amazing crags and bouldering opportunities just minutes from the hostel door.

Walking and Rambling in Hartington

Walking and Rambling in Hartington

In just 15 minutes you can be down by the River Dove, feeding the ducks, watching the herons and, if you're lucky, a kingfisher. A gentle, idyllic walk that everyone can enjoy.