The spire of St Oswalds church in Ashbourne artistically framed by soft focus trees

ashbourne attractions


PLACES to visit within ashbourne

Ashbourne has an abundance of listed buildings, quirky statues, historic spaces and more. We have listed them in alphabetical order.

New page!

This new page is only just started, with lots of work still to do. The intention is to include listed buildings, open spaces, statues and other features of note and provide a search & filter facility so you can easily find what you are interested in. It will take us at least all of 2022 to do and probably 2023 as well. Do keep checking back to see how we are getting on. If you have any historic photos you can share with us, please get in touch. Ditto if you want to become a researcher or copywriter for this page, we would love to hear from you.

Gingerbread Shop

This grade 2 listed timber-framed building has stood on Ashbourne’s St John Street since around 1492. It is the spiritual home of Ashbourne gingerbread.

Queen Elizabeth grammar school

Ashbourne’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, affectionately known as QEGS, is amongst the oldest schools in the country. It operates as an Academy, open to students of all abilities.

Recreation Grounds

Ashbourne’s recreation grounds comprise the memorial gardens, a childrens’ playground, fishpond meadows and sports facilities including tennis courts, football & rugby pitches and a cricket field.

St Oswalds Church

The church stands on the corner of Church Street and School Lane and was referred to by George Eliot as the "finest mere parish church in England".

Tissington Trail

Ashbourne is the home of the Tissington Trail. Loved by locals, tourists, walkers, cyclists, dog-lovers, runners, horseriders, families and more it is the perfect traffic-free route for some gentle exercise.