The market town of Ashbourne, known as 'The Gateway to Dovedale' is popular with those who are lovers of the great outdoors. Close to the Peak District National Park, it is an ideal base for those wishing to discover this beautiful part of Britain. As one of the more famous places for ramblers, hikers and cyclists there are numerous clearly marked trails for those wanting to explore. Lovingly restored and free from traffic, disused railway lines offer family-friendly routes allowing you to pedal off into amazing adventures. Bike hire is available for those not able to bring their own. For those wanting more thrills and adventure then a trip to nearby Alton Towers is a possibility. Explore this area at your pace from one of our hand-picked Ashbourne cottages.