Tissington Hall Christmas Events

What The Dickens Event Now Completed For 2015

What The Dickens......

For over two hundred years Charles Dickens has been delighting audiences with his magical tales at Christmas time. This year experience the “Ghosts of Christmas past” at Tissington Hall. Walk the hallways of this historic house, decked in Dickensian Christmas style.

" Follow In The Footsteps "

Follow in the footsteps of his greatest characters and witness scenes from his best known works. See the ravaged rooms described in ‘Great Expectations’......

Book Now - Call 01335 352200 or email events@tissingtonhall.co.uk

" Climb The Turret Stairs "

.... climb the turret stairs to the bed chamber of Ebenezer Scrooge, enjoy the jovial atmosphere of Mr Fezziwig’s Christmas party and more, discovering the magic of his many tales at Tissington Hall this Christmas.

Event now closed for 2015

Our “What The Dickens“ event is over for 2015 and we would like to thank everyone who came along and the fantastic feedback we have received, some of which you can read on this page.

Please keep an eye on our website for news and booking information for our 2016 theme.


What The Dickens Featured In Press

Click Here to read the full What The Dickens feature in the Ashbourne News Telegraph.


Visitor Blogs and Images

We have had some wonderful feedback on the event and two visitors have taken the time to create blogs articles that make for an excellent read, Click Here for blog 1 or Click Here for blog 2


Forthcoming Open Weekends....

Tissington Hall will be open on three weekends in November and December for the general public to see the Dickensian dressed rooms around and about the Seventeenth century mansion.

Sat & Sun 21st & 22nd November
Sat & Sun 28th & 29th November
Sat & Sun 5th & 6th December

Opening Times - 11.00am - 3.30pm

Ticket Prices - CLOSED FOR 2015

Adults £closed £closed - Groups Of 20+
Concessions £closed £closed - Groups Of 20+
Children ( 5-16yrs. Under 5yrs enter FREE) £closed
Family - (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £closed


General facilities

  • Historic Hall
  • St Marys Church
  • Local Leisure Activities
  • Eating Out
  • Parking


"Tissington village is really lovely. It's got a village pond with crazy wandering ducks, a olde worlde sweet & antique shop & a superb butchers amongst others. The Hall is beautiful & you can potter around the village, visit the Hall or go on the Tissington trail. Well worth a visit if you are in the Buxton area."

Tripadvisor Review 2015

"I have been inundated with calls from ladies of Groby WI all wanting me to congratulate yourselves on a wonderful Christmas event.  I have organised many trips but this one has had the most comeback, all with compliments."

Groby WI 2015

“Christmas "What the Dickens"

It's their first Christmas opening and our party of 16 were delighted. Each room was dressed to perfection with a Dickensian theme. We were met by Lord & Lady Fitzherbert and had a guided tour of the hall. Our welcome was as warm as the cracking log fires. The prebooked lunch was well served and good value, the church and village are lovely and this trip set the scene for Christmas.

Lesley - Tripadvisor 2015

May I convey thanks on behalf of myself, my wife and friends during our visit today to the Dickens event at the Hall. We found ourselves entering a large historical house, and eventually leaving a home of warmth and friendliness conveyed by all at Tissington Hall. Would you on our behalf express our thanks to Sir Richard and Lady FitzHerbert for an excellent experience within their home, and the tea rooms.

Peter Amour - Novemember 2015

A slightly belated Thankyou  for a really enjoyable evening. We were most impressed with all the care taken with the rooms, including sound effects, it was beautifully done and I do hope that you had plenty of weekend visitors to appreciate it. The story readings by the fireside were perfect, well worth the wet and windy hours drive from Sheffield. I hope that you will repeat it next year,

Diana Fothergill - December 2015

David and I want to thank you and Fiona for a splendid evening last night. One of the most enjoyable events we've attended in a long time. You all worked very hard and we appreciated it very much

Jean Monks - December 2015