Ashbourne is within easy reach of many of Derbyshire’s well-known sights. Alton Towers and Derby Cathedral are amongst the many popular destinations in the area. Two other great attractions close by Ashbourne are the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and the Haddon Hall Manor.
To gain a deeper understanding of Derbyshire, take a trip to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. There are plenty of excellent places where you can spend an afternoon including the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent and the Hanley Potteries Museum. See the region’s best and brightest live on stage at the Buxton Opera House in Buxton. Enjoy the fascinating artworks at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery in Buxton.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Derbyshire, head to the nearby outdoor areas. The nature reserves such as the Parkhall Country Park in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and the Peak District National Park Authority in Bakewell, show visitors the animals and plants that exist in the area.
Some popular Derbyshire attractions are in the Ashbourne area, including Chatsworth House in Bakewell, The Crescent in Buxton and the Heights of Abraham in Matlock. Should you feel the need for a little spiritual renewal, pay a visit to the area’s most sacred sites, such as the All Saints Church in Bakewell.
Head to Westfield Centre in Derby, the Potteries Shopping Centre in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and the East Midlands Designer Outlet in Alfreton for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.
Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby, cheering on local heroes, the Derbyshire County. On match days the stadium is filled with blue and white, as local cricket lovers gather to support their beloved team.
When it’s time to rest up after a long day exploring the charms of Ashbourne, check in to one of the area's many short and long stay accommodation options. For a good night’s sleep check out the Best Western Stuart Hotel, the Hampton By Hilton Derby City Centre, and the Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent, Stoke-on-Trent.