Derbyshire has a great deal to offer when it comes to having a relaxing staycation here in the UK. Whether you are looking for a cultural experience or a long walk in the countryside, or even a breathtaking ride on a roller coaster, it’s all close enough to us, here at the Boars Head Hotel in Ashbourne.
With a number of historic sites around the county, you won’t be surprised to find that a number of them are open to the public, and make for a great cultural experience. Just inside the stunning peak district, a short drive from us, you can find Eyam. This stunning historic village was made famous during the black death in 1666 thanks to the villager’s unique bloodline that made them immune. You can find out more in the Eyam museum! While Bolsover Castle is around an hour’s drive away, it’s certainly worth the journey. This stunning 17th-century castle is predominantly still intact, with the riding house being the oldest building in the UK in its condition! You’ll be astounded by the artwork and interiors.
When you are just a stone’s throw away from the peak district you would be right to expect some stunning views, picturesque walks, and even some challenging hikes. So if you are looking at having an active holiday, and you have brought your walking boots, here are a few of our favourite trails. Dimmingsdale has some fabulous trails, from the light walks, to longer and more challenging hikes, with a walk perfect for everyone.
Thrill seekers will be in their element when visiting the Boars Head Hotel. We are set amongst a number of great adventures that you can enjoy throughout your stay. We recommend starting soft with a trip to Swadlincote Snowsports Centre. Make sure that you don’t wear yourselves out though. Because the next day you could find yourself taking a trip to Alton Towers! As one of the most luxurious hotels near Alton Towers, make sure that you book in for the night after you have visited the famed theme park so that you can completely relax. And if you are staying with us while their Scarefest is on, we can’t wait to hear your stories!
Set in a 17th-century building, our 23 modern ensuite rooms are the height of luxury hotels in Derby. Each room features a bath and shower, perfect if you like to relax at the end of a long day! And if you pop down to our dining area, you will find a wealth of gastro delights! From breakfast, featuring the Royal Boar Breakfast, fresh fruit and even pancakes, to the delightful afternoon tea, and onto our mouth-watering gastro menu. It would be rude to not sample every menu while you stay with us! Just remember to book your afternoon tea the day before to avoid disappointment!
If you would like to know more about coming to stay at The Boars Head Hotel, please contact the team today. We are already taking bookings for over the festive period, so if you are looking to stay with us throughout December please look to book as soon as possible to avoid missing your dates!