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Tissington Hall

Ancestral home to Sir Richard and Lady Fitzherbert - and their six dogs, two cats and plethora of other animals.

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1RA

Tissington Hall in Derbyshire

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Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
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Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Note. The upper floor of the Hall is not wheelchair accessible, but disabled guests can view the main hall and the gardens.

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Tissington Hall was built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert to replace the moated fortification that guarded the Norman Church of St Mary’s in the centre of the village.

For over 400 years the Hall has presided over this picturesque Estate Village which is five miles north of the delightful market town of Ashbourne at the southern tip of the Peak District.

The main part of the building itself houses the Main Hall, the Dining Room, 2 State Drawing-Rooms and various associated rooms around its centre, with the hall facing due East. Over the centuries, many wings have been added to the core structure of the house, most notably by Joseph Pickford of Derby in the late 18th century and then, around 1900, by the eminent architect Arnold Mitchell, who constructed the Library and Billiard Room which protrude from the western side.

The Library boasts a collection of over 3,000 books that have been collated by the family over the centuries but although it looks impressive, as one erudite scholar commented, ‘Boring is an adequate word to describe this library.’ However the aura of this great vestibule, in addition to the late 19th century photograph albums that adorn the writing tables, combine to make this Sir Richard’s favourite room in his home.

The Historic Houses tour is led by Sir Richard FitzHerbert who shows visitors around the house and grounds, including the 3017-volume library with nineteenth-century photo albums, his favourite room. Fine panelling and collection of old masters. Ten-acre garden and arboretum.

TOUR DURATION
2 hours

TOUR PRICE
£30 per person

REFRESHMENTS
Tea/coffee and cakes

RESTRICTIONS
No photography in the house

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Tissington Hall will be open between 12 pm and 3pm on selected dates, see below.

April 1,2,3
May 6, 27, 28, 30, 31
June 24, 25, 26
July 22, 23, 24
August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27

Please note. Admission charges will apply to Historic Houses members on National Garden Scheme open days.

Admission

Historic House members visit for free.
Hall & Garden
Adults £16 – Children (5-17) £8.00 – Under 5 Free – Concessions £15.00
Garden Only
Adult £8 – Children (5-17) £4.00 – Under 5 Free

Charged, pre-booked Historic Houses tours that are scheduled will be listed at the bottom of this page. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

Group Visits

Group tours are available to organised societies and groups throughout the year. In addition to the published 28 days, these tours are taken by local professional guides who outline the history and politics of the house over the last 500 years.

Times can be arranged by mutual agreement and can be organised from 10am to 7.30pm in the evening. The minimum requirement is for 15 people but larger numbers are most welcome.

Refreshments, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be provided.

Please phone 01335 352200 to arrange a visit or email events@tissingtonhall.co.uk.

Educational Visits

Tissington Hall welcomes visits from primary schools.

Enquiries telephone: 01335 352200

Booking

From warm cosy cottages to the splendor and indulgence of a night or two in one of our apartments, relax and unwind on your next holiday or short break in Tissington Village. Please view and book HERE.

Enquiries telephone: 01335 352200
Email: events@tissingtonhall.co.uk

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Note. The upper floor of the Hall is not wheelchair accessible, but disabled guests can view the main hall and the gardens.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire

Getting here

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1RA

Tissington Hall is in the village of Tissington off the A515 five miles north of Ashbourne at the southern edge of the Peak District National Park.

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The 442 bus between Ashbourne and Buxton provides access.

Visitor said

Super tour of this lovely house. Really inspired by the owner and his wonderful sense of humour.

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