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Great access to Tissington Trail

The tunnel gives excellent access from Ashbourne Town Centre directly onto the lovely Tissington... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
965barryj
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Great idea

Not a lot to say really, it’s a long tunnel. But good fun for kids. You have to do it if you are in... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
nathanp843
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

The tunnel gives excellent access from Ashbourne Town Centre directly onto the lovely Tissington Trail without having to use the road. There is parking provision at the Ashbourne end of the tunnel and at the other end cycles can be hired and there is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 965barryj
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were staying in Ashbourne for a couple of days and went through the tunnel to have a short walk on part of the Tissington trail. The tunnel is very close to the town centre and is a long tunnel that can be eerie especially...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dilip C
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Not a lot to say really, it’s a long tunnel. But good fun for kids. You have to do it if you are in the area as there is something special about walking through a long dark tunnel . Great that the line and tunnel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nathanp843
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Ashbourne Tunnel links the Sports Centre car park to the start of the 13-mile Islington Trail. The tunnel runs in a straight line and has sounds affects, but when we visited the sounds affects were not working. At the end of the tunnel there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Perfect start to tissington trail. Great way to engage an 8 yr old son with love of trains. 350m long.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eve P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Dragged the kids out for a walk on the last day of a little stay in Ashbourne. I wanted to see the tunnel and they reluctantly agreed to come. I think they were quite impressed, and enjoyed the acoustics - there were no sounds playing,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Little disappointed as I had read about hearing sounds as you walked the tunnel but sadly there weren't any. Nice start to the Tissington Trail, very photogenic too, and yes with a bit of imagination you can see how the trains would make their way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MalcH
Reviewed 12 August 2018

situated at the start of the Tissington Trail. This tunnel has not had train running through it for many many years but you feel as you cycle or walk you can hear the old steam trains puffing along

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angela H
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Walked from Tissington to Ashbourne along the Tissington trail. Had to walk through the tunnel to get to Ashbourne. Not normally one for going through tunnels but this was a large tunnel and had lighting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol G
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We have been through the tunnel four times now and still not been lucky enough to hear the sounds being played through it. It makes an interesting start to the Tissington Trail and it's fab for children who aren't easily spooked. There is a Sainsbury's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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claire h
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We have just come back from visiting Ashbourne and walked along the Tissington trail with our five month old pup on a lead. Obviously at this time of year not too busy so it was pleasant. I can imagine it would be a lot... More
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