Distance: 5 miles from the Park.
Whichever way you enter the Jacobean village of Tissington, you get a pleasant surprise. It’s as near to a rural idyll as you can get. An elegant avenue of lime trees leads to pretty cottages with broad wayside lawns on one side of the village and approaching from the other side you drive through a beautiful ford and farmland. With its duck pond and beautiful cottages built around a noble old hall, old-fashioned sweet shop and traditional tea rooms, it really is picture perfect.
Tissington is also famous for its historic wells; it’s believed local residents escaped the Black Death because of the purity of the village’s water supply. The wells are celebrated in Tissington’s annual Well-Dressing Festival.