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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.

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.




April: 22 - 26 April

May: 6 - 8.

June: 3 - 5.

July: 29 - 31.

August: 5 - 7, 12 - 14, 19 - 21, 27 - 28.

Opening times for guided tours: 12:00pm - 3.00pm

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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.

The 442 bus between Ashbourne and Buxton provides access.

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free


Ashbourne Taxis 01335 345198


Historic House members visit for free. 

Adults: £10
Concessions: £9
Children (10-16): £5
Under 10: Free

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
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 

Things to See



  • Suppliers list
  • Bridal suite
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Accessible parking

We had the most amazing whirlwind day and you were just fabulous at bringing it all together for us we could not have done it without you.

Lorna & Sam


Tissington is one of the prettiest and most unspoilt villages not only in Derbyshire but in the whole of the country. An avenue of 200 year old lime trees immediately creates an air of expectancy as you drive into the village. On arrival you are welcomed by neat well looked after gardens and limestone cottages, behind wide grass verges and backed by mature trees. The moment you arrive you immediately start to relax and unwind.

There are a variety of cottages to hire at Tissington, as well as the Bridal Suite. See their website for more information.

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Tissington Hall is available to hire for corporate events.


  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments

School Visits

Tissington Hall welcomes visits from primary schools.