Shirley is a picturesque village, 4½ miles south-east from Ashbourne and 10 north west from Derby. Home of the ancient
Shirley family, the village has been established
for over a thousand years and is mentioned in the Domesday Survey as being owned by
Henry de Ferrers.
The centre of the village is mostly late 18th century with the grade II* listed 14th century church dedicated to St
Michael. The tower of the church, built in 1861 contains three bells of which two are dated 1688.
Where to Eat
The Saracen's Headis a country gastro pub where traditional meets contemporary food. Renowned for it's
fresh, homemade modern English food, made using the best local, seasonal ingredients.