Tissington Well Dressings to attract 35000 visitors

Tissington Well Dressings 2014


May 29-June 4 2014

This year the Tissington Well Dressings will take place between Thursday May 29 to Wednesday 4 June and six wells will be dressed as usual in the beautiful Estate village.

Each well has a team of 20-30 volunteers that contribute to the setting up of the dressing and the event. As the village only has 40 cottages and 150 inhabitants the teams are drawn from the local area including Ashbourne. The collages take roughly 200 ‘man hours’ to create and are often of biblical themes and images.

During the Week, the village (which has been in the FitzHerbert family for over 500 years) welcomes over 35,000 visitors to view the dressings. And of course during the week the usual shops and attractions are open for business including

Tissington Well DressingHerbert’s Fine English Tearooms

Edward & Vintage Sweet Shop

White Peak Farm Butchery

Acanthus Craft Shop

On a Wick and a Prayer Candle Shop

Glass at the Barn 

The Bluebell Inn & Restaurant

Bassett Wood Farm B & B serving teas at the Village Hall

Tissington Trekking Centre

Overfield Farm B & B


And Tissington Hall itself will be open to visitors during the second half of the week.

The Hall will be OPEN during the following afternoons of Well-Dressing Week

Between 12noon -3.00pm from Mon 2 June to Wed 4 June inclusive

NB No booking is required on these days (except if your party is larger than ten persons).

The Guest Preacher this year at the annual Service of Blessing of the Wells will be Revd Canon Simon Taylor from Derby Cathedral.  He will preach at the Service at St Mary’s’


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