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Tissington Village

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

Approx 5 miles away


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 runs for a week from Ascension Day (normally in May or June) which attracts coachloads of visitors from around the region. 2025: from May 29th. 2026: from May 14th. 2027: from May 6th.

The manor house and gardens are open on selected dates in summer.

Travel from Ashbourne

Tissington village is about 5 miles from Ashbourne.

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

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It is an easy 10 mile round trip cycle ride from Ashbourne, along the Tissington Trail.

It is an easy walk via the Tissington Trail, about 10 miles round trip from Ashbourne. Beware of cyclists whizzing by.