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
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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.

Sir Richard inherited the estate and hall in 1989. He lives there with his wife Fiona and it is a home to the four children, six dogs, two cats and a plethora of other animals. Tissington, with its rich history dating back to the eleventh century, is unique in that it is one of only 300 homes in the country that can boast that fact that the descendants of the original builder still live there, 400 years later. The family welcome visitors from near and far every year and all the staff will ensure your visit is a special one.

Tissington Hall also offers weddings and accommodation.

Opening Times


Tissington Hall will be open between 12 pm and 3pm on select dates in August and September. Please see their website below to find out the exact dates you can visit.

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

Enquiries telephone: 01335 352200

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.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic House members visit for free.

Adults: £12
Concessions: £11
Gardens: £6
Children (10-16): £6
Children, gardens: £3
Under 10: Free

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

Educational Visits

Tissington Hall welcomes visits from primary schools.

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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