What’s On

14 – 20 May 2015

Tissington Well Dressing Festival

Tissington Well Dressings credit Ashley Franklin

Tissington’s famous annual Well Dressing Festival begins on 14 May with a ceremony of thanks at St Mary’s Church, followed by the traditional procession by the clergy to bless each well. This fascinating custom is a must-see and attracts thousands of visitors to this tiny Peak District village.

The origins of Well Dressing are lost in antiquity and may even have its roots in pagan customs later given a Christian meaning. One theory says that the custom began just after the Black Death of 1348-9. Although the population round about was ravaged by plague, in Tissington all escaped, and the immunity was ascribed to the purity of the water supply. It became the custom to decorate the wells in thanksgiving.

Friday 29 May 2015

A Taste of Tissington with The English Wine Shop 7pm – 10pm

English WineAs English Wine Week draws to a close for 2015, Amber Valley Wines in conjunction with The English Wine Shop are hosting an evening of English Wine Tasting in the opulent surroundings of Tissington Hall.

In the beautiful stone-flagged Main Hall you’ll be welcomed by the present baronet Sir Richard FitzHerbert and treated to a range of delicious canapés, along with six amazing English Wines that will include the very first vintage from Amber Valley Wines.

Advance tickets only. Click here to book online now!

April – July 2015

INVITATION TO VIEW: Personal tours & tea with the Baronet himself!

Back by popular demand, in addition to our public opening dates we are again taking part in the Invitation to View scheme www.invitationtoview.co.uk.

sirrichardandfionaTake a tour with Sir Richard FitzHerbert around his historic family home. The opportunity to hear about this fascinating property and its rich history from the baronet himself is not to be missed!

Tours last approximately an hour and a half and include tea and cakes in the beautiful book-lined Library.

Tickets £15.00 – advance bookings only

Tours begin at 2.00pm on the following dates:

13th April        11th May        8th June        13th July        20th July

To book tickets please contact the Estate Office directly via 01335 352200 or events@tissingtonhall.co.uk. Alternatively you can book online via www.invitationtoview.co.uk

Sunday 18th October

Autumn Wedding Open Day

Stunning spotty  table linenCalling all brides-to-be! Join us for a day of wedding inspiration! With complimentary Bucks Fizz, food tastings and live music, our Autumn Wedding Open Day is the perfect opportunity to drop in and view our stunning venue. See our gorgeous marquee dressed for the perfect wedding, explore the beautiful 17th century building and meet some of the region’s very best wedding suppliers.

Can’t wait until October? Why not book a private showround with Rebecca, our sales manager.

01335 352200