things to do within 10 miles of ashbourne
Ashbourne is surrounded by attractions to visit within just a few miles' drive, walk or cycle ride. Theme parks, stately homes, gardens and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country are all easily accessible.
The world famous Alton Towers theme park is just a short drive from Ashbourne.
The town museum has exhibits of local history, and tourist information.
Covering nearly 40 acres, Bradley Wood belongs to the residents of Ashbourne.
Visitor centre, walks, watersports and lovely views of the reservoir.
An easy walking trail through a magnificent limestone gorge.
Hopton Hall gardens
Usually open in February for snowdrops and in the summer for roses.
Large car park with great views and an easy walk to Dovedale.
JCB visitor centre
Factory tours and lakeside walks around the factory grounds.
A National Trust mansion set in glorious parkland.
Middleton Top Area
A historic pair of working beam engines, quarries, National Stone Centre, walks & bike rides.
Milldale and Alstonefield
Pretty villages that are easy to reach whilst you are exploring Dovedale.
A National Trust property with restricted opening hours.
Peak Wildlife park
Get to meet polar bear, penguins, pigs, lemurs, tortoises, goats, meerkats and more……..
A National Trust stately home noted for its magnificent exterior brickwork.
The Burrows Garden
Ideal for a gentle stroll amongst its collection of loved and cared for plants.
The Manifold Trail
A scenic 9 mile traffic-free route for cyclists and walkers.
The Tissington Trail
Arguably the best traffic-free route for cyclists in England.
The prominent limestone hill to the north of Ashbourne.
A charming village with stone cottages, a manor house and village green.