This site is dedicated to Ashbourne in the county of Derbyshire and the surrounding villages & towns.

Ashbourne is a picturesque small market town situated at the southern tip of the Peak District, famous amongst other things for its annual Shrovetide Football match.

If you are looking to organise something in town, the Ashbourne Town Council would be a good start – I only run this website 🙂
Or the Ashbourne Town Partnership’s website not us please

Some statistics – Population including the surrounding villages is approx 7,500 people.

Ashbourne – How to get here ? – The nearest main line train station is Derby – (click here for UK train timetable), you can also get more detailed bus and train information from the excellent Derbyshire Public Transport Site.

From Derby or an airport you need to get a bus or taxi to Ashbourne. Its about a 40 minute journey from Derby, buses leave from Derby Bus Station – (get a taxi, bus or walk from the Train Station – (turn right out of the station – 15 minutes walk). Some buses go direct from the station to Ashbourne :-

There are buses from most of the surrounding towns and villages to and from Ashbourne – but usually only every 2 hours or so – often less frequently, often there are no late buses (e.g. last bus from Buxton is around 8 pm). If you are a tourist here you really do need a car or a bike to get around!

Car hire is available locally (see Yellow Pages) or in Derby. Bikes can be hired locally at the start of the Tissington Trail on Mappleton Lane, Ashbourne.

Useful Phone Number – Ashbourne Tourist Information Office – tel 01335 – 343666 – (please note that we have nothing what so ever to do with the Tourist Information Board)