Tissington is a very attractive small village in the gentle part of the Peak District in Derbyshire.
The church has a Norman tower, the Hall is Jacobean and there is an attractive village green.
The village is best-known for its Well-Dressing. This custom takes place in villages across Derbyshire, but is believed to have originated here. It was originally a pagan custom involving water worship, but has been taken over by the Church as a thanksgiving for water.
There were originally five dressed wells: Yew Tree Well; Hall Well; Hands Well; Coffin Well; and Town Well. Since 1982, there has been a sixth, the Children’s Well.
The wells are dressed each Ascension Day (Thursday), and the dressings stay in place throughout the weekend, bringing in many visitors.