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
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
Ashbourne Taxis 01335 345198
Historic House members visit for free.
Children (10-16): £5
Under 10: Free
- Guide dogs welcome
- Access statement available
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
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 email@example.com
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. Sir Richard FitzHerbert shows visitors the 3017-volume library with C19 photo albums, his favourite room. Fine panelling and collection of old masters. Ten-acre garden and arboretum.
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.
We are fully licensed for civil ceremonies andcan offer you a choice of settings, from the stone flagged Main Hall, with its superb Jacobean fireplace and dramatic entrance; or the East and West Drawing Rooms with views of the grounds, to an outdoor wedding on the Terrace.
After your ceremony wander through the deliciously scented rose gardens and relax on the terrace. The East and West Drawing Rooms and the oak panelled Library can be used if it's raining.
Nestled amongst mature cedars, our custom-built semi-permanent marquee is the ultimate venue for the continuation of your celebration. The Pavilion has huge picture windows offering spectacular views across the parkland and is surrounded by our artfully illuminated rare trees.
Our Wedding Co-Ordinators have many years of experience and will see to your every need and guide you through the process to ensure that everything goes smoothly. We work with a range of fantastic local suppliers and will happily advise you on everything.
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.
Tissington Hall is available to hire for corporate events.
Tissington Hall welcomes visits from primary schools.