Ashbourne Arts Festival

July 2, 2023

The Ashbourne Festival is an annual celebration of arts and culture in the charming market town of Ashbourne, located near Hopton Hall. This highly anticipated event offers diverse activities, including live performances, exhibitions, workshops, and more. With a rich history spanning over 60 years, the festival attracts artists, performers, and visitors from far and wide.

Planning Your Visit‍

Dates: The Ashbourne Festival typically takes place in June and July, so check the festival's official website for the exact dates to align your visit with the event.

Accommodation: Hopton Hall, nestled in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside, offers a tranquil and comfortable retreat during your festival visit. Choose from various accommodations, including cottages and guest rooms, and enjoy the warm hospitality and stunning surroundings.

Transportation: Consider the most convenient transportation options to reach Ashbourne from Hopton Hall. Whether you prefer driving, taking public transportation, or hiring a taxi, plan your journey in advance to ensure a seamless experience.

Must-See Festival Highlights

Live Performances: The Ashbourne Festival is renowned for its captivating live performances, including theatre productions, musical concerts, dance shows, and comedy acts. Be sure to check the festival program for the lineup and secure tickets for the shows that pique your interest.

Art Exhibitions: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local art scene at the various exhibitions and galleries featured throughout the festival. From contemporary works to traditional crafts, there's something to inspire every art enthusiast.

Workshops and Masterclasses: The festival offers unique opportunities to participate in workshops and masterclasses led by renowned artists. Engage in creative activities like painting, sculpture, pottery, or music, and unleash your artistic potential.

Street Markets and Food Stalls: Explore the lively atmosphere of Ashbourne's street markets, where you can find local crafts, delicious street food, and unique souvenirs. Indulge in culinary delights while enjoying the festival's vibrant ambience.

Exploring Ashbourne

During your visit to the Ashbourne Festival, take the time to discover the charming town itself. Ashbourne is known for its Georgian architecture, quaint shops, cool cafes and welcoming pubs. Don't miss the opportunity to explore historic landmarks like St. Oswald's Church and Ashbourne Hall and soak up the authentic local atmosphere.

As a guest at Hopton Hall, you have the privilege of enjoying the tranquil surroundings of the Derbyshire countryside while being just a stone's throw away from the lively Ashbourne Festival. Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene, indulge in captivating performances, and explore the charming town of Ashbourne. Plan your visit wisely, and make unforgettable memories at this exceptional event that perfectly complements your stay at Hopton Hall.