Ashbourne Hotels

Ashbourne is a market town found at the southern edge of the Peak district, it recently celebrated the 750th anniversary of its charter in 2007; its cobbled market place is still used twice weekly and is a popular haunt for bargain hunters and local shoppers alike. Ashbourne Hotels present their visitors with a range of choice from luxury hotel rooms to budget styled and family accommodations.

The town is easily approached through Nottingham East Midlands airport, Manchester and Birmingham, the town offers a convenient platform to Alton Towers, Carsington Water, Dovedale and Ilam Hall. It is best known for its gingerbread and its unique Shrovetide football match; it is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Essiburn and grew up around a Saxon settlement.

Medieval street patterns are still in evidence; however the town came to prominence in the 18th century as six coaching roads met within its boundaries and its landscape has changed little since then. Much of the town is presented through Georgian images clustered around picturesque streets, hidden alleys and quaint courtyards revealing its history and charm.

The town is multifaceted hosting a wonderful range of slightly upper crust independent stores, boutiques and antique shops, foodies will enjoy the traditional butchers and fishmonger, Spencers Bakery and Birds which has taken over the gingerbread shop. Patrick and Brooksbank in the Market Place are renowned for their specialist cheeses, handmade chocolates and home cooked ready meals.

Ashbourne offers the perfect platform to the great outdoors and visitors may participate in cycling, walking, potholing, climbing, go karting, quad biking, paint balling, fishing, horseback riding and canoeing. Nearby is found an equestrian center and a challenging Golf course there is no shortage of things to do and see and many of Ashbourne Hotels provide the ultimate launch pad to all that the town has to offer.

Ashbourne hotels have played host to lawyer James Boswell and his friend Dr Samuel Johnson, also to Queen Victoria and many other notable people. The Hotels are described through a range of architectural styles from ancient historic masterpieces found in the medieval quarters, to grand country retreats found on the outskirts and more modern design and convenience is found flanking its arterial roads.

Visitors will find that hotels in Ashbourne are the ideal option for family holidays, weekend breaks and even business trips. Accommodation is friendly and efficient and you are never too far away from the areas activities and attractions.