Coming Nov - Dec 2019 - Star of Wonder

Come and experience walking through a celebration of Christmas Music through the ages. Take a seat with Good King Wenceslas, be at wonder in on a Starlit night, and let us take you into the twelve days of Christmas to enjoy the meaning and magic of Christmas......

Group bookings taken Monday to Friday.

Public opening 11-3pm
23/24 November 2019
30 November/1 December 2019
7/8 December 2019

All enquiries for Star of Wonder 2019 please call - 01335 352200 or email

Ghost Story Event £23.00 per person

Booking Essential

Friday 22nd November 4-6pm
Friday 22nd November 7-9pm
Wednesday 27th November 7-9pm
Friday 29th November 4-6pm
Friday 29th November 7-9pm
Thursday 5th December 4-6pm
Thursday 5th December 7-9pm
Friday 6th December 7-9pm

To book tickets for our Ghost Story Event please call - 01335 352200 or

Feedback for Tissington Hall Christmas Events

Dear Debbie,

Just wanted to express our thanks and appreciation as we all enjoyed our visit to Neverland last Tuesday. The house was beautifully decorated and magical, our guides welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable.

We all enjoyed our lunch at Herbert’s, the soup being very tasty and warming just what we needed on a rainy cold day!

I have had lots of positive feedback from Kirk Langley WI ladies, who thought it was a wonderful experience.

Thank you to you all at Tissington, as the day ran like clockwork.

With very best wishes for Christmas !

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy 2019, Kind regards,

Louise - Kirk Langley WI

Dear Debbie,

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening last week. The brownies (and all the adult too!) really enjoyed our visit last Thursday - it was super. The decorations seem to get better each year and the story teller is really great. Please pass on our thanks to all involved. One brownie said, I am so pleased we get to do this Brown owl - it is the best night ever !

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy 2019, Kind regards,

Vikki ( on behalf of 1st Eyam Brownies)

Dear Debbie,

Our visit today went perfectly, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The decorations in the Hall just improve every year. The entrance hall was enchanting and going through the window to see the London night skyline was inspired. Sir Richard greeting us during our visit made it very special. Our lunch was well presented and very tasty, the turkey was especially commented on. Please convey our thanks to everyone concerned.

I'm sure that we will want to come again. Please can we provisionally book the last Monday in November again, which will be 25th November? Perfect to start our Christmas celebrations, a month to go.


Dear Debbie,

We all just want to say how much we enjoyed our visit to the Hall on Thursday. We thought the hall looked wonderful and our guides Irene and Clark were so knowledgable on Peter Pan and all our questions about Tissington Hall. Our visit was concluded with a wonderful lunch at Herbert’s.

Also it was a pleasure to meet and chat with Sir Richard.

Shearsby & Arnesby WI

Dear Debbie,

What a wonderful time we had at the hall and tea rooms. We were made to feel so welcome, the displays were lovely and our guides especially good.

Thanks again, I am sure we will be back next year.

Castle Donington and District Flower Club


My mum and I visited Tissington Hall yesterday as part of the Ockbrook and Borrowash WI party.

We just wanted to say a big thank you, everything was very well organised from our meal at the Village Hall through to the guided tour of the Neverland rooms in the Hall itself.

The display of the rooms was magical, and so well put together. Much better than both Chatsworth and Haddon Hall which we have visited in past.

Please thank everyone for their kindness and hard work as it was much appreciated.

Catherine Taplin

Dear All,

I would like to thank you to all for making our visit yesterday very enjoyable all the ladies loved it. The lunch was very nice and tasty staff was very pleasant so a big thank you from Swadlincote social studies and especially me. Hope you all have a a lovely Christmas and a happy new year from Sue Davies

Swadlincote Social Studies

Dear All,

Huge congratulations on a most magnificent story telling display. We were completely transported back to our childhood with all the very clever and detailed scenery.

A special mention to David (who we met later in the sweet shop) what a wonderful and imaginative idea.

Finally, we do believe in fairies.

Congrats and well done

Ian and Davina Wright Rutland Nov 2018

Dear Debbie,
hello and thank you very much for all your help in making Friday such an enjoyable visit for our members and their guests.

Your colleagues in the tearoom were super and the cakes were delicious.

We appreciated Sir Richard giving an introduction when we entered the hall and the guides were very knowledgeable and the hall's Beauty and the Beast decorations were amazing.

Thank you once again

With best wishes

Just writing to say what a super time we had at Tissington on Wednesday. Everything worked very well and the hall was decorated beautifully. Sir Richard set the scene and our guides made it all come to life. You are all to be congratulated. We had a lovely meal in the tea room and they were able to provide us with hot food as well as sandwiches and cakes. Everyone enjoyed themselves and would like to come again! Thanks once again for all your help.

Best wishes
Janet Stone
Watnall W.I.

Just to say a big thank you for such a lovely and informative tour around the Hall yesterday. The decs looked fabulous. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and what lovely weather to top it off. We came back with lots of gifts and lots of ideas for Christmas.

Mary Lister
Stone U3A Gardening Group

Quick email to say a big ‘thank you’ for all your help in making our trip to the Hall on Thursday 23rd November a memorable and very enjoyable experience. Could you please pass on our thanks to the wonderful guides who patiently answered questions and guided us through the rooms and story of Beauty and the Beast beautifully. Thanks to be passed on to the girls at Herbert’s Tea Room who coped with 52 ladies extremely well, everyone enjoyed their lunch enormously. Our ladies loved your village and spending time and money at the lovely shops.

Secretary Swannington WI

" We came to the Tales Of Enchantment event today ( 20th Nov 2016 ) with our 6 Year Old Daughter, and I just wanted to say that we had the most magical time, it was a truly wonderful outing !! The attention to detail and the friendliness of everyone really made it a day that Heidi especially, will never forget "

Thanks Helen Abel


We had a wonderful day in Tissington today. Please pass our thanks on to Sir Richard and Lady Fitzherbert and all the staff who contributed to our day. We loved the decorated hall it must have been a lot of hard work. The meal at the Tea Rooms was excellent and enjoyed by all. Thanks again for all your hard work and for red ring perfect weather to see Tissington at its best. Pauline Griffiths Marston Green 50+

Pauline Griffiths - Marston Green 50+

A Really Enjoyable Evening !!

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


What The Dickens Event Featured In The Press

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


General facilities

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


"Would just like to thank you for your kind assistance with our recent visit to Tissington Hall. All the family thoroughly enjoyed the tour through the hall, the themed setting of Beauty and The Beast was incredible, our granddaughter at nearly three had watched the dvd several times and recognised many of the main characters, such as Mrs Potts and Chip, Cogsworth and Lumiere. Our three grandsons were more interested in searching for chip in every room! The older members of our group were amazed at the amount of work, as in the decorated table, undertaken into making our tour such a lovely experience. Please would you pass on our thanks to the Lord of the Manor for allowing us to visit such a beautiful home dressed in the theme of Beauty and The Beast

Julie & Family

"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

Feedback from Visitors to our 2015 What The Dickens Events

"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

“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

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