Hollington is a quiet little village at the southern end of the Peak District, about 6 miles south east of Ashbourne, and situated on a rise between Brailsford Brook and Shirley Brook. Several of the properties in Hollington are constructed of local red bricks which offer a warm and welcoming sight on a cold day, a sunny glow on a summers evening or a russet richness when surrounded by autumn leaves.
A short drive from Hollington will take you to the town of Ashbourne with its cobbled market place and narrow ginnels running between the Georgian facades of shops and offices around the main streets.
In 1901 the population of Hollington was 154 people, but it is unlikely to have increased much, although The Honorary Henry John Coke is no longer the Lord of the Manor.
Lodge Farm in Hollington is over 500 years old and is listed Grade II. However, there is no church in the village as Hollington falls under the united parishes of Longford, Hollington and Rodsley.
The fun and excitement centre of Alton Towers is only a 25 minute drive from Hollington, but for a more gentle pastime, the long distance Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk, compiled to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s march in 1745 from Ashbourne to Derby, is more than 17 miles long and runs to the east of Hollington.
The local pub is the Red Lion which can be found on Longford Road in Hollington.
The wonders of Dove Dale and the secrets of the Manifold Valley are the nearest Peak District National Park beauty spots to be explored from Hollington.