They are back for our special 125th show, the JCB Dancing Diggers, click the image to find out more.

“A friendly and peaceful site, the showers and toilets are spotless and Ashbourne is only a 5 min drive away. There is a dog walk and even though it is a short walk its a peaceful walk first thing in the morning listening to the many birds attracted to the site due to the conservation being carried out. We would definitely use this site again for a peaceful short break. One tip don't follow sat nav.”

The Official Town Website of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England The home of Shrovetide Football! This site is best viewed in Hi Colour at 800 x 600 or better! Enter Here-> <-Enter Here Or Here For No Frames Version

Ashbourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is an ideal base for a short break or longer holiday. If you enjoy stately homes, you are in for a treat with Chatsworth, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Tissington Hall just to name a few within easy drive from Ashbourne.

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Ilam Hall is the remains of the hall built by the Watts Russell family in the 1820s, close to Ashbourne. The Hall and Park now belong to the National Trust

For more information take a look at Pricing explained.

The Show ground is open to the public from 9.00 am. Trade stands must remain on Ground until 5.00 pm.

Dovedale is the name given to the section of the Dove valley between Milldale and Thorpe Cloud on the bounday between Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Famous for its scenery and fishing.

The Limestone Way does not enter the town but passes around it some 2 to 3 miles away, going through Tissington, Thorpe, Marten Hill and above Mayfield on its way to Rocester.[9][10][11] Although there is no formal link to the Limestone Way from Ashbourne, there are a number of routes that walkers from the town could use to join up with the way.

We’re busy compiling our latest competition, be sure to visit again soon.

We are celebrating the 125th show with a Parade of Shire and Heavy Horses.

Due to its proximity to the southern edge of the Peak District and being the closest town to the popular area of Dovedale, the town is known as both the 'Gateway to Dovedale' and the 'Gateway to the Peak District'.

Tissington Hall is the 17th century home of the FitzHerbert family in Tissington Village near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Wonderful furniture, paintings and porcelain collection.

Known locally as the gateway to Dovedale, this lovely campsite has 70 pitches spread over three fields, two of which offer hardstanding pitches and a third with grass pitches. The facilities are of a high standard and include a washing, laundry & recycling area.

Find out more about the Ashbourne's Camping Cabin here.

The new amenity block on site uses solar power to heat the water and recycled water to flush the toilets. There is also a 10% discount on cycle hire, fly-fishing, watersports hire and taster lessons at Carsington Water. Please enquire about this offer on arrival at site.

There are miles of way-marked footpaths to explore as well as traffic-free and family-friendly cycle ways including the Tissington Trail which starts in Ashbourne. Carsington Water north of Ashbourne campsite offers fishing as well as walking and cycling routes, bird watching and water-based sports.

To receive this offer please quote 'Promo10' when booking.

The town's proximity to Dovedale and the Peak District means that tourism has always been important to it, now more than ever.

Before the 1966 Football World Cup, the West German squad stayed at the nearby Peveril of the Peak Hotel and trained on one of Ashbourne's town football pitches (near the park).

Ashbourne is a market town and was granted a market charter in 1257.[2]

In medieval times Ashbourne was a frequent rest stop for pilgrims walking 'St Non's Way' to the shrine at Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

Ashbourne is located at 53°01′N 01°44′W / 53.017°N 1.733°W / 53.017; -1.733. Ashbourne Green and Sturston are hamlets close by. Henmore Brook, a tributary of the River Dove, flows through the middle of the town.

The main secondary school is Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, founded in 1585. It moved to its current site on the Green Road in 1909, and took over Ashbourne County Secondary School in 1973.

Ashbourne is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales, England. It has a population of 7,112. It contains many historical buildings and many independent shops and is famous for its historic annual Shrovetide football match.

There is also a large children’s play area with play equipment and plenty of room for ball games.

Ashbourne Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Belper Road (A517), Hulland Ward, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3EN

The site shop sells locally made organic sausages, bacon and eggs, also Cowhouse Dairy Ice Cream. Belper Farmers Market runs on the second Saturday of every month. Natural Choice in Ashbourne sells Fresh Artisan bread.

If you're planning a family friendly camping holiday within the Peak District, our Club campsite near Ashbourne is the perfect base for exploring the area.

Ashbourne Town Council is made up of 4 wards, Belle Vue, Hilltop, Parkside and St Oswald's, represented by 13 councillors in total. It is based in the town hall on the Market Place.

The forces of Charles Edward Stuart passed through Ashbourne during the Jacobite rising of 1745.[3]


We are planning a very special day to celebrate 125 years of The Ashbourne Show, keep an eye on the website for all the news.

Ashbourne has the following facilities on or around the site.

Exhibition stands are booking very quickly this year, so speak to Andrea Adams show secretary book your space today.

WiFi is available at this site. However please note the service is supplied by a different provider therefore your Site WiFi card (powered by WiComs) cannot be used. Please contact the site direct for more information.

Water from a borehole on the site was first marketed as Ashbourne Water in 1975, and was sold mostly to the catering trade.[4] Nestlé retained the borehole after the factory shut, taking water by tanker to Buxton for bottling.[4] Declining sales (1.3m bottles in 2005, compared to 90m for Buxton water) meant that they could not justify further investment and the brand was discontinued in 2006.[4]

The Tissington Trail, a popular recreational walk and cycle path, starts at Mappleton Lane on the northern outskirts of town, accessed by a large Victorian tunnel about 380 yards long running from the former railway station site in the town, and follows the course of the former Ashbourne to Buxton railway, running from what was Ashbourne railway station through the village of Tissington and joining the High Peak Trail (the old Cromford and High Peak Railway) at Parsley Hay.

Combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore.

A thriving picturesque market town on the edge of The Peak District, rich in history, Ashbourne is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups.