Things to do

The Crown Inn provides an ideal base for tourists to explore the Peak District. The Georgian market town of Ashbourne is only 8 miles away and is known as the gateway to the Peaks. Equally worth a visit are towns such as Bakewell, Leek and Buxton. For leisure activities like walking and cycling numerous trails are available with Tissington Trail and Carsington Water being two examples. You can find much more information about local activities on the link below, the list is endless.

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Dovedale is known for the River Dove and it’s impressive limestone ravines, but the most iconic part of a trip to Dovedale has to be the picturesque stepping stones. Find out more at

Uttoxeter Racecourse

Uttoxeter Racecourse is firmly established as one of the leading National Hunt tracks in the Midlands, offering quality racing, as well as fun events throughout the year.

Set in 110 acres of Staffordshire countryside, located between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby, just a 10 minute drive away from The Crown Inn.

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Prefer to camp or caravan?

We are just a few minutes walk up the road from Ashbourne Holidays Manor Grounds campsite. The great news is that it’s a downhill walk from here once you’ve fed and watered yourself!

Theme Park Lovers

Alton Towers is 7 miles away so with the UK’s leading theme park close by, The Crown Inn is an ideal hotel for accommodation during your visit to the park attractions

After spending a day at Alton Towers you can wander around exceptional countryside, return to the pub for some delicious home cooked food and chat to our regulars, a perfect relaxing evening after a busy day.

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For the business traveller

We are ideally placed for Ashbourne, Derby, Leek and JCB World Headquarters at Rocester. Free WIFI throughout the hotel.

Parents from the nearby schools

We are less than two miles from Abbotholme School and less than 4 miles from Denstone College, both schools recommend our accommodation.

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