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Tissington Town Information




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This one of those must-see villages, seemingly filled with all that is English in the Peak District. It has been the home of the Fitzherbert family for over 500 years and their ancestral property, Tissington Hall, is a sumptuous building containing art, furnishings and many architectural details. The Fitzherbert estate runs to more than 2,000 acres and includes farms and cottages.

Tissington School - Photo © Humphrey Bolton
Tissington School - Photo: Humphrey Bolton CCL


Tissington has no less than six annual well-dressings involving the Hall, the Town, the Yew Tree, the Hands, the Coffin and the Children’s Well. There are several theories concerning these celebrations. One is that the village’s wells kept running during a severe drought in the early 17th century. Or could it be that the wells were so pure they could still be used during the bubonic plague?