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Address: Dovedale House Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
Phone Number: +44 1335 350503

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Beautiful place

Well worth a visit! If you like fresh air, water and nature then it's the right place for you :) Kids will love it too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Marta S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit! If you like fresh air, water and nature then it's the right place for you :) Kids will love it too!

Thank Marta S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit with amazing views. Can make the walk as long or as short as your like. There is a path that you can use alongside the river were you could walk with a buggy. We walked to the top of the big hill on the left with our four year old son. The views were spectacular and... More 

Thank melanierovery
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not been here in about 20 years the beauty of Dovedale was just as amazing as I remembered!! Such a shame the stones are unable to be crossed at the moment tho, hopefully that'll be fixed!! Highly recommend a visit here! Even more beautiful in the frost!!

Thank Jayne W
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me, my partner and 8 year old daughter went here on a short break to derbyshire, it was beautifull, beware that parking is £3 and the machine only accepts change and there are no attendants. Its a lovley walk upto the the atepping stones and back down the other side. The only problem was that when we went one of... More 

Thank Chris L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our walk started from the large Dove Dale car park. The area is situated a few miles north of Ashbourne at the very south end of the Peak District National Park. There is a minor road that branches off the major A515 Ashbourne to Buxton road from both the north and south approach, signposted to Thorpe, Ilam and Dove Dale.... More 

1 Thank chriswood72
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my hunk of a boyfriend decided to come here for a little getaway for the day, and oh my god it was STUNNING! It's a pretty unruly area though as dog owners have decided to not abide by the law, deciding to keep their dogs off of leads. As someone who is scared of dogs this really hampered... More 

2 Thank JoemilyTalazs
Worksop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place for a walk shame we wasn't able to walk over the stepping stones.one of the stones had been moved so you couldn't get all the way across.ended up doubling back so we could use the wooden footbridge.shame there wasn't a note advising this tho. Apart from that small moan had a lovely afternoon definately worth a visit

Thank Sarah G
Manchester England
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical gorgeous village where there is everything you would expect in a village. Well know and extremely popular with tourists from both the U K and overseas.

Thank Gary B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite only living 20 miles away from Dovedale I had not visited the area for a long while so on a lovely sunny winters day off we set. We parked at Ilam Hall and set off to do the circular walk via the stepping stones and back. After a short trudge up the hill (left hand side of the river)... More 

1 Thank Jaca100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited twice, once as a family and once as a couple. Thoroughly enjoyed both visits. Parking is £3 which is reasonable, food available which we didn't buy but looked nice. You have to pay 20p to use the toilets which is usually don't mind however there was no toilet roll on the holder and there was wet paper... More 

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