Charming country cottages under a blue sky

Tissington Village

Contact information

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Location

DE6 1RA
Approx 5 miles away

Getting there from Ashbourne

See below

Description

Tissington is a charming village with stone cottages, a manor house and village green.

The village has been managed by the FitzHerbert family since the 1460s, and their family home, Tissington Hall (dating from 1609), stands prominently in the centre of the village. The village is laid out around the church and duckpond with many charming stone cottages mostly built in the early 19th century. The southern approach from the A515 is via a grand gateway and an avenue of lime trees.

There is a cafe and various craft shops in the village and public toilets at the Tissington Trail station.   Plentiful parking is available around the village square or at the station.

The village is perhaps most famous for the annual well dressing, which attracts coachloads of visitors from around the region (see the what’s on page for this year's dates).

By car from Ashbourne

Tissington village is a ten minute drive from Ashbourne – head out north on the Buxton road and follow the brown tourist road signs.

By bus from Ashbourne

Use service 441 or 442.

By bike or on foot

It is an easy 10 mile round trip cycle ride from Ashbourne, along the Tissington Trail.  We don't recommend the trail for long walks (a nicer walk description is coming soon).