Historic Market Town

Ashbourne is an active town with plenty to offer its 21st century visitor. But there is more...

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Interactive Map

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Street Life

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 takes you behind the curtains, beyond the shop windows and through the front doors to highlight Victorian businesses trading across the Empire, to show Georgian houses that could have entertained Mr Darcy and did entertain Dr Johnson; to expose the timbers of a Tudor Market Town established on a layout from the 1200s.

Using your mobile device and scanning the QR code introduces you to these buildings, businesses, people, places and events, highlighting a mixture of the simple, the fascinating and the quirky.
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Can you help us bring our past into the future?

The aspiration of this site is to make the town’s history accessible for everyone, to see and learn from, and be part of.

We are always looking for information on the history of the buildings, the people and the events that have shaped Ashbourne. If you have any stories and photographs that could be included and recorded for future generations, we would love to hear from you. Please email andy.keeling@5amcreative.co.uk regarding any information or pictures you may have and would like to share.

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Through The Ages

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Building Features

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