Snowdrops in Hopton hall gardens.

Hopton Hall gardens

Usually open in February for snowdrops and in the summer for roses.

Approx 7 miles away


Hopton Hall's woodland gardens are usually open in February for snowdrops and the formal gardens open in the summer for roses. The house itself is a private residence not open to the public.

At any time of year, it is worth walking along the minor road alongside the gardens, to admire the amazing “crinkle-crankle” wall.

Nearby attractions include the Miners Arms pub in Carsington Village, Carsington Water and Middleton Top.  

Travel from Ashbourne

It's approx 7 miles from Ashbourne.

Hopton Hall is around 15 minutes drive from Ashbourne - head out on the B5035 signposted for Wirksworth and turn left as you pass Carsington Water.

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Take service 110 or 111. Service 111 goes to Carsington Water visitor centre car park then it is around two and a half miles to walk to the Hall. Service 110 goes to Carsington Village and the Hall is then a short walk.

See our buses page for more information on Ashbourne buses.

By bike there is a lovely (but quite hilly) ride up the Tissington Trail to Tissington Village, then downhill and across the ford and up to Bradbourne and then down again to Carsington. Bradbourne is one of a handful of "doubly thankful" villages, meaning it lost no citizens in either of the World Wars. There is an alternative (much longer) way back via the High Peak Trail to Parsley Hay and then back down the Tissington Trail.

It's too far to walk.