Ashbourne Gateway, Ashbourne Methodist Church, Church Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AE

Call Anne Wareing on 07415 028303


Ashbourne Gateway Centre is ideally located in the centre of the delightful Georgian market town of Ashbourne. Less than 1.5 hours drive from Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester and Birmingham, it is the perfect base for exploring the landscape and all the attractions of the Peak District National Park. Formerly the Methodist School on the bottom floor of Ashbourne Methodist Church, the Centre provides self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 27 people across 6 bedrooms. Facilities include an excellent fully equipped kitchen, a large dining/ recreation hall with games including table tennis, a gallery lounge with TV & DVD overlooking the main hall, a second cosy snug with TV & DVD, bathrooms with showers and hand basins and a wet room with accessible toilet. Fully centrally heated, the centre offers comfortable and affordable accommodation to schools, young people, uniformed groups, church groups, gatherings of friends/family as well as walking, cycling and outdoors pursuits groups. The Tissington Trail, a multi-user, level, off-road route along a former railway starts just opposite the centre and links to many miles of off-road routes including the High Peak Trail and the Pennine Bridleway. Carsington Water with it's fishing, watersports, visitor centre, huge play area, cycle hire and off road cycle/walking trail is just a few miles down the road. While for climbers the Roaches, a famous gritstone escarpment, is also close by. For the young at heart Alton Towers is just a few miles away. All groups have sole use of the centre. Min stay 2 nights. BYO sleeping bags.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    27: 1x12, 3x4, 1x2, 1x1
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    £16pp (min charge £200pn, max charge £400pn). Min stay 2 nights. 50% rate reduction for 3+ nights.
  • Booking:

    £50 deposit. (Refundable if government Covid regulations force closure.)
  • Directions:

    Use postcode: DE6 1AE and follow Sat Nav. We are at the corner of Church Street and Station Road. Our entrance is off Station Road. Cars can be parked opposite in the Leisure Centre car park.
  • Public Transport :

    The nearest train stations are Derby, Uttoxeter or Buxton. Trent Barton runs buses between Ashbourne, Derby & Uttoxeter. High Peak runs buses between Ashbourne, Buxton 7 Derby. Hulleys of Baslow runs buses between Ashbourne & Matlock.
  • Walks :

    Peak Pilgrimage The Pennine Bridleway Limestone Way White Peak Loop
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Easter 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only

r Disabled Access

Ashbourne Gateway's kitchen, lounge, communal hall, toilets and bedrooms are all on the ground floor. There is a disabled access toilet and wet room. As Ashbourne Gateway is located underneath the church, there is a slope with sharp corners that leads to the hostel which some wheelchair users might find challenging. ..Click for photos and more


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News & Offers from Ashbourne Gateway

Looking for Peak District fresh air and exercise at half term?

January 16th 2022

Ashbourne Gateway provides exclusive access to our centre for your group bubble of 12 for only £400 for two nights. Cycle or walk from our front door along the Tissington Trail or go further afield. Alton Towers Resort and Waterpark complex is a 20 minute drive away.

Book online, larger groups pay proportionally more.

Late Availability

Tissington Well Dressing May 26th – June 1st 2022

January 6th 2022

Ashbourne Gateway Centre looks forward to welcoming guests on a group mini-break at this fabulous time of year. Do you have the spectacular and artistic Derbyshire well dressings in mind for 2022? For one week at the end of May the village of Tissington displays traditional and superbly decorative panels made from flower petals. These are set up across no less than 6 village wells.

Using the Tissington Trail the 8 mile round trip from the front door of Ashbourne Gateway Centre to Tissington can be completed by bicycle, or on foot. Or catch a bus from Ashbourne bus station, only 4 minutes walk away.

Image from Visit Peak District

Follow the link above to view more well dressings from previous years.

the ppicture is of a beautiful well dressing, the well dressingdepicts "the First Miricle"where Jesus turns water into wine

Royal Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne

December 1st 2021

Planning a group stay at the Ashbourne Gateway Centre? Note that Ashbourne gets very busy when the Royal Shrovetide Football game takes place on 1st and 2nd March 2022. Goal posts are 3 miles apart!

This historic game is started from a special plinth at Shawcroft car park, a short walk from the Gateway Centre. The ball is thrown to the players (or “turned-up” as the locals say). The town streets make way for hoardes of players who jostle the ball to either the goal at Sturston Mill (where the Up’Ards score), or the other at Clifton Mill (where the Down’Ards score).


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