A charming village on the Bentley Brook bisected by the Ashbourne to Buxton road.
Many people pass through Fenny Bentley, 2 miles north of Ashbourne, going elsewhere, but it is a rewarding little place to stop for a while. The church of St Edmund has a bizarre monument to Thomas and Agnes Beresford who, together with their 21 children are shown totally covered in a shroud. The Old Hall is on the opposite side of the road to the church, now called Cherry Orchard Farm, it dates from the late 15th century (not open to the public).
Things to do; There is a pub near the church, The Coach and Horses and just south of the village is the Leatherbritchers Bentley Brook Inn, a handsome place to stay, with its' own brewery. For walkers and cyclists the Tissington Trail is a short distance away. The village is a good base from which to reach many of the highlights of the Peak and Dales, including Dovedale and Alton Towers. There is a choice of holiday accommodation in and around the village.