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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 1 week ago
Nathan P
Reading, United Kingdom
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Interesting, but not very exciting

The Ashbourne Tunnel links the Sports Centre car park to the start of the 13-mile Islington Trail... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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.

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

2  Thank urbansmummy
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I love exploring tunnels from all over the world and this one is amazing. a spooky atmosphere but somehow very family friendly. best tunnel i have seen in a while and has really been a lovely experience. go visit this tunnel boys xo

1  Thank Besteaterinashbourne
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant example of the industry and craftsmanship of our forefathers,who tunnelled,hacked and built an amazing rail link up a 1 in 100 incline, start of the Tissington trail.Don't miss it!

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claire h
16 February 2016|
Response from KatariLeicester |
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