Tag Archives: 10 Things I Like About Ashbourne

10 things I like about Ashbourne: #9 Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night and Christmas


Many places are great in the summer but it all fizzles out when the nights turn dark and the cold weather kicks in. Ashbourne is a cracking Autumn and Winter location with cosy pubs and lovely winter countryside.¬†Christmas is a … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #1 Shrovetide


There could only be one winner. Before I came to Ashbourne I thought Shrovetide was a quaint village ceremony. Once you come to Ashbourne you realise very quickly that it is more than that… it is part of the DNA … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #2 The Arts


One of the most important indicators of a civilised society is the creation and appreciation of beauty expressed through the Arts. We are lucky in Ashbourne to live in a beautiful town – the buildings themselves, Georgian and Victorian, create … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #3 The pubs


Market towns are always great for pubs. They have thrived over the years on the weekly trade and work-driven thirst. The thing I like about Ashbourne’s selection is that there is a pub for all moods. My own preference, The … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #4 Shopping: Try Ashbourne First


It may come as a surprise to some people but we do have a pretty good shopping range in the Town. There may be some concerns about the increasing number of charity shops ¬†occupying otherwise vacant properties as a sign … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #5 Food and Drink: The Ashbourne Terroir


Ah…the Ashbourne terroir! Where to begin. For a town the size of Ashbourne to have the range of pubs, restaurants and great produce is terrific. We have excellent delicatessens in Cheddar Gorge, and Bramalls (sadly, we lost H Smith this … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #6 Young people


I don’t want this to sound twee or unremarkable. It can’t be just me that thinks the future of the town is in safe hands. I think the teenagers in Ashbourne are generally well behaved (there are always going to … Continue reading

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