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A WORLD AWAY But close enough for a relaxing break at any time of year ON YOUR BIKE A summer celebration of life on two wheels YOUR PE AK DI STRICT Real-life stories from people like you

A world a w a y…

...but close enough for a break at any time of the year. A world away...from the daily drive... the nine to five...the run of the mill. A world away...from the hustle and bustle...the everyday...the work no play. A world where you can... Escape...unwind...stand still...move on. Explore...enjoy...celebrate...have fun. The world away that’s not far away.

Wherever you live in the UK, you’re only a few hours away. The Peak District is right at the centre of England – easily reached by road, rail or air. It’s the perfect location for an affordable country or city break at any time of year. Your time is precious. Don’t waste a second. Spend your precious time in the Peak District with the people who mean most – and make your own special memories to treasure forever.

Escape the everyday on Win Hill, in the Hope Valley ©Stephen Elliott Photography

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co nte nt s 4 Peak District in ten

Top places and experiences you shouldn’t miss 6 Welcome to a world...

...that’s always in season, at any time of year 9 World class

rowing up in Sheffield, I was very fortunate to have the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Peak District as my back garden. Few people realise that a third of the city is part of Britain’s first National Park – within running distance of some of the most breathtaking countryside in the UK.

Beauty, vitality and discovery in the Peak District National Park

Like thousands of others, I treasured the breathing space and beauty of the Peak District – and in particular Chatsworth – both of which played an integral part in my training programme from the early 1970s, and made a sizeable contribution to my later success.

Gear up for the Peak District Summer of Cycling

As we reflect on the legacy of London 2012, it’s very encouraging to see that the area still has a vital role as a specially-protected green ‘lung’ where people from both surrounding cities and further afield can come to stay, have fun, get fit and explore England’s great outdoors. It’s simply a very special place.

20 Discover a world... ...of tempting market towns and vibrant villages

Sebastian Coe CH, KBE, Chairman of CSM and President of Chatsworth Country Fair

26 World of wonders

12 Walk into our world

Stride out in the White Peak and Dark Peak or step out during one of our Walking Festivals 16 World on two wheels

18 Out of this world

See the stars as you explore our galaxy of TV and film locations

24 World of flavour

Tuck into our four course Peak District-inspired menu Top history and heritage favourites, from the Ice Age to the Space Age 28 Colour your world...

Chatsworth Millstones on Stanage Edge

...with the ancient and unique art of Well Dressing 30 Peak gardens

Cover image “It was August Bank Holiday and I got up extra early to claim my favourite spot on the top of Winnats Pass, near Castleton. When the sunrise came it illuminated the Pass and threw beautiful pink and orange hues into the sky. A real show of light, colour and landscape, put on by nature.” Phil Sproson Photography

Gardening expert Sam Youd’s pick of the bunch 32 World of adventure

Map out your next thrillpacked expedition 36 All the world’s a stage

Top festivals and live entertainment throughout the year 40 Dates for your diary

Main events to look forward to in 2014

PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTORS: Chatsworth House Trust, Ian Daisley, Sarah Louise Pickering, Graham Dunn Photography, Linda Bussey, Peak District National Park Authority, Pure Buxton, James Grant Photography, Renishaw Hall, Chesterfield Borough Council, Karen Frenkel, Pinelodge Holidays, Doug Blane, Araam Tehrani, Tom Bailey/Country Walking Magazine, J Rock, East Lodge/Shaun Flannery, 93ft/James Brown iso25 Photography, Derbyshire Times/, Welcome to Yorkshire, Faulkner Brown Architects, Robert Viglasky Photography/Orion Pictures, BBC, Ashley Franklin, Sarah Wyatt, AE Media, English Heritage/Nigel Wallace-Iles, Wandering Duck, Cheshire’s Peak District, Marketing Sheffield, Creswell Heritage Trust, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Crich Tramway Village, National Trust Images/Robert Morris/ lymepark, National Trust Images/Andrew Butler, British Tourist Authority/Daniel Bosworth, Christopher Beech/National Forest, F Stop Press, Conkers, Heights of Abraham, Rod Edwards, Indigo Photography, Clara Molden, Graham Lucas Commons, UKTV Drama, The Vivat Trust, Richard Wheeler/

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Peak District in ten

Peak District in ten – Top places and experiences you shouldn’t miss –

Chatsworth Known as the ‘Palace of the Peak’, the historic home of the Dukes of Devonshire and its treasure trove of artworks, superbly landscaped gardens, 1000-acre estate, ever-changing exhibitions and popular annual Country Fair are a must-see. Haddon Hall Once described as ‘the most perfect English house to survive from the Middle Ages, enigmatic and enchanting Haddon Hall is home to the Manners family, with a unique atmosphere that never fails to enchant. Popular filming location, starring in three versions of Jane Eyre. National Trust properties The Peak District includes some of the finest and most varied National Trust properties in the country. Jewels include Eyam Hall (at the heart of the Peak District’s famous ‘Plague Village’), Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Little Moreton Hall, Lyme Park, Quarry Bank Mill, Shugborough Hall, Sudbury Hall and The Museum of Childhood and Tatton Park. 4 | Peak District Visitor Guide 2014

Peak District National Park

Britain’s first National Park boasts some of Britain’s finest, specially-protected landscapes in an area the size of Greater London. Its rugged gritstone uplands and rolling limestone dales offer endless scope for walking, cycling and a wealth of other outdoor activities. Stunning views Don’t just take our word for it – National Trust chairman Sir Simon Jenkins included no fewer than five of our classic landscapes – Mam Tor to Stanage Edge (also in his top ten), The Roaches, Chatsworth, Dovedale and Kinder Scout - in his book England’s 100 Best Views. We’d add Monsal Dale from Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail and ‘Little Switzerland’ and the Derwent Valley viewed from a cable car in Matlock Bath – but you’ll find your own favourites! Castleton’s caverns Marvel at the largest natural cave mouth in Europe at Peak Cavern, travel by boat to the Bottomless Pit in Speedwell Cavern and see stunning underground rock formations

in Treak Cliff and Blue John Caverns. Castleton is the only place in the world where the semi-precious Blue John stone can be seen – buy a piece to take home! Well Dressing Centuries-old tradition of creating living art installations from petals and other natural materials, unique to the Peak District. Scores of communities celebrate the custom between May and September each year and add to the party atmosphere with carnivals, fetes, flower festivals and other special events. Quirky traditions Nowhere else in the world can you see unusual events such as Ashbourne Shrovetide Football (February), Imbolc Fire Festival at Marsden (February), Castleton Garland Ceremony (May 29), the World Hen Racing Championships at Bonsall, near Matlock (August), the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance (September) or Ilkeston’s Charter Fair, one of the oldest and largest events on its kind in Europe (October). Catch one while you’re here for an experience with a difference!

Bakewell Pudding Try the Peak District’s worldfamous delicacy – a delectable confection first made by accident in the 19th century. Then taste Buxton’s famous natural thermal mineral waters at the town’s St Ann’s Well, opposite the Grade I Crescent, due to re-open as a luxury fivestar spa hotel in 2015. Buxton Opera House Take in a show at the Edwardian gem of a theatre, where it’s tempting to gaze at the exquisite gilded interior rather than watch what’s happening on stage! The programme includes music, comedy, opera and drama, and the Opera House is home to several festivals during the year – including the internationallyrenowned Buxton Festival each July.

Haddon Hall


Hardwick Hall

The Roaches

Wolfscote Dale in the White Peak

Well Dressing

Bakewell’s famous Pudding

Speedwell Cavern

Buxton Opera House

Ashbourne Shrovetide Football

welcome to a world... ...that’s always in season, whatever the time of year. Lighten the dark days of winter, savour the new shoots of spring or revel in the richness of late summer and autumn during a short break or longer stay in the Peak District. Here are just a few tempting suggestions to get you started.

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nuggle up beside a cosy fire in a country pub, hotel or B&B and whet your appetite with locally-produced food and drink. Wrap up and stride out on a bracing walk amid some of Britain’s wildest, most stunning landscapes.

Enjoy a breathtaking view of Kinder Scout in winter ©James Grant Photography

semi-precious Blue John, unique to the Peak District, as a romantic memento of your visit. Listen to live music from top performers at the Four Four Time Festival at Buxton Opera House in February.

Pamper yourself during a rejuvenating spa break with beauty treatments at a country house hotel or chic city location.

Sample a fine selection of real ales at Derby CAMRA Beer Festival in February, then find a good excuse to cuddle up close on one of the city’s famous Ghost Walks.

Treat your loved one to a St Valentine’s break. Learn how to make chocolate in Castleton – and buy some of the village’s

Admire delicate drifts of snowdrops at Hopton Hall near Wirksworth or Rode Hall and Gardens in Cheshire.

Treak Cliff Cavern

Stay/eat Castleton or Hope Visit Castleton Caverns Walk Hope Valley, Edale, Jane Eyre themed walk at Hathersage Try A Chocolate Experience at Cocoadance, Castleton; a spa experience at Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Hope Buy Semi-precious Blue John jewellery

Always in season

Spr i ng Lace up your boots and explore some of the area’s finest landscapes during one of our popular Walking Festivals – focusing on the Peak District, Chesterfield, National Forest and Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site – see page 12. Shape up for the Peak District Summer of Cycling - including the first-ever L’Eroica Britannia bike ride and three-day festival and the Tour de France – see page 16. Enjoy the stunning sight and sweet perfume of native bluebells. You’ll find generous swathes in places such as Ecclesall Woods in Sheffield,

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Renishaw Hall & Gardens and Yoxall Hall in Staffordshire.

Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire

Go wild orchid spotting – and track down some rare species – in the scenic limestone dales of the White Peak. Feast on the Bakewell Food Festival on 26 and 27 April 2014 – and try local specialities such as the town’s famous Bakewell Pudding and Thornbridge Brewery’s award-winning beers. Or tuck into the Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair at Elvaston Castle, 17 – 18 May 2014.

Monsal Trail

Stay/eat Bakewell or Chesterfield Visit Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle, Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire Walk Chatsworth and Haddon estates, Monsal Trail and nearby limestone dales, Peak District Walking Festival, Chesterfield Area Walking Festival, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discovery Walks Festival, Derwent Valley Heritage Way

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Cycle Monsal Trail, Peak District Cycling Festival, Five Pits Trail Try Bakewell Pudding, Thornbridge ales Buy Bakewell Market, including one of the most popular Farmers’ Markets in the country and Chesterfield Market – one of the UK’s largest outdoor markets and newly renovated Market Hall

L at e su m m e r & au t u m n Gaze across acres of purple heather – spreading as far as the eye can see - covering the gritstone uplands of the Dark Peak.

Chatsworth Farm Shop

Stay/eat Hathersage or Grindleford Visit Chatsworth; the famous Plague Village of Eyam; David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Café at Hathersage Walk Longshaw Estate, Eastern Moors, Padley Gorge, Stanage, Froggatt, Baslow and Curbar Edges Top left: Renishaw Hall & Gardens Top right: Striding out in the Chesterfield Area Walking Festival Bottom left: Chatsworth in winter Bottom right: Purple heather carpets Burbage Moor

Try Geocaching (hi-tech treasure hunting) on Longshaw Estate Buy Local produce at Chatsworth Farm Shop; David Mellor cutlery

Put your best foot forward for Autumn Footprints – The Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival, The South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival and Bollington Walking Festival – see page 13. Get into gear for the final months of the Peak District Summer of Cycling – including the Thornbridge Bike Fest at Great Longstone, 27 and 28 September 2014. Track down fungi on a guided walk or follow the northern hairy wood ant trail in the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate near Sheffield. Catch the jewel-bright colours of autumn leaves in ancient woodlands at locations such as Chatsworth, Calke Abbey, Padley Gorge near Grindleford or Tatton Park. Experience the excitement of live street performance and cutting edge entertainment during Derby Festé in September. Stock up your larder and hunt down Christmas gifts at the Great Peak District Fair and Annual Beer Festival in Buxton in October.

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Always in season

Ou r Pe ak Di stric t The Sykes family When families live at opposite ends of the country, the Peak District is the perfect location for relatives of all ages to enjoy some well-deserved time together. Malcolm and Jean Sykes of Bolton say it’s the ideal spot for regular reunions with their two sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren, ranging in age from eight months to eight years old. Why did you choose the Peak District for your holiday? As children growing up in Manchester in the 1950s, we both enjoyed day trips to the Peak District. Now it’s lovely to be able to take our grandchildren. We stay several days at a time, as they live in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sussex. Where did you stay and why? Darwin Forest Country Park at Darley Moor, near Matlock - attracted by the woodland location, the good facilities and the reasonable cost. How did it meet or exceed your expectations? The lodges were private and the surroundings beautiful, with lots of wildlife nearby. Ours was first class – clean, spacious and well-equipped.

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Searching for fairy toadstools

Where did you go? We visited Chesterfield, where the children were intrigued by the crooked spire. They also enjoyed the market - especially the ‘pick and mix’! We went to Bakewell for a taste of the famous Pudding. What did you do? Each day started with a swim in the heated pool. Later we went for walks and played games. Favourites were hide and seek in the woods, finding sticks to measure the depth of puddles then seeing how muddy we could get and searching for fairy toadstools, trying to find the fairies and making up stories. What were the main highlights? The colourful autumn landscape, the children having tremendous fun and being at one with nature. What made your holiday extra special? The lovely venue and helpful and cheerful staff.

Malcolm and Jean Sykes

Darwin Forest Country Park Hide and seek in the woods

The Sykes family stayed at five-star rated Darwin Forest Country Park at Darley Moor, Two Dales, near Matlock – recently recognised as one of national tourist board VisitEngland’s top three holiday parks. For full details – and to check out hundreds more accommodation options, visit

– World class – Wake up to a world of beauty, vitality and discovery in the Peak District National Park. Britain’s first National Park includes a wealth of internationally-important and protected landscapes where you can unwind, feel revitalised and get close to nature in some of the most breathtaking, yet accessible open spaces you’ ll ever experience. Here are just a few ways you can enjoy its unique and special appeal at any time of year...

A dramatic view over Ladybower Reservoir © Stephen Elliott Photography

World class Join in a summer of cycling

Walk to your heart’s content

Water-cumJolly Dale Stanage Edge

Ashford in the Water

Chill out in an awardwinning pub


iscover almost 2,000 miles of rights of way where you can walk, ride or climb to your heart’s content. Walk, cycle or ride in safety – and marvel at the area’s rich natural and man-made history – on 65 miles of family-friendly traffic free routes, including the High Peak, Manifold, Monsal, Tissington and Longdendale Trails. Join in a summer of cycling – and spot cycling stars from all over the world when the world’s most famous bike race, the Tour de France speeds through the northern tip of the Peak District National Park in July 2014 (see World on two wheels, page 16). Appreciate the huge variety of scenery in a compact area around the size of Greater London – from the rugged upland expanses of the Dark Peak to the lusher landscapes of the White Peak and distinctive character of the South West Peak. Admire everything from rocky gritstone outcrops to rivercut limestone dales, heather moorland to hay meadows, and ancient, leafy woodlands to mysterious caves. Learn a new skill – or perfect your technique – by sampling

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a range of exhilarating or rejuvenating outdoor activities. Try everything from rock climbing to caving, or fell running to fishing – the choice is yours. See the Peak District through expert eyes by joining one or more of over 150 ranger-guided walks and events throughout the year. Options for outdoor lovers of all ages include subjects as wide-ranging as archaeology and aircraft wrecks, plus activities ranging from birdwatching to mountain biking. Unearth centuries of history and heritage at first-hand on a fascinating village trail. The Peak District is home to some of the prettiest and peaceful communities in the centre of England. Search out gems such as Ashford in the Water, Hartington or Tissington, or lesser known treasures like Alstonefield, Ilam and Parwich. When you’ve had your fill of exercising and exploring, there’s nothing better than chilling out in an award-winning pub, traditional tea room or welcoming restaurant, sampling the very best local food and drink and savouring some of the best views you’ll ever see.

– Protec ti n g yo u r h e r itag e – The Peak District National Park Authority works with farmers, landowners, businesses and other organisations to protect and conserve the area’s precious landscape, wildlife, culture and heritage. It ensures that the Peak District National Park remains one of Britain’s most cherished breathing spaces – both now and in the future. Find out more about the work of the Peak District National Park Authority and the wide spectrum of services, activities and events it offers at Join a National Park ranger on a guided walk or other activity during your stay: Choose from hundreds of accommodation options at

World class Jake Manion and Marti Gant

Hathersage Open Air Swimming Pool

O u r Pe ak Di stric t jake manion & marti gant

The river Wye at Bakewell

Underleigh House B&B

Marti Gant’s 30th birthday celebrations became extra-special when she and her boyfriend Jake Manion decided to treat themselves to a weekend in the Peak District. The couple, who live in Bristol, were also celebrating their anniversary and Marti’s gran’s birthday – and they were so impressed they’re planning to come back. Why did you choose the Peak District? We were visiting relatives in Doncaster and it looked like a lovely place to stay. Where did you stay and why did you choose it? At Underleigh House B&B in Hope, which had excellent ratings and reviews on Trip Advisor. How did it meet or exceed your expectations? Vivienne and Phillip Taylor are astounding hosts, and Phillip’s daily breakfasts are a masterpiece of taste, creativity and logistics! Where did you go? We visited Bakewell and Eyam, the Plague Village, where we visited Eyam Hall and the fascinating village museum.

And of course Hope itself is a lovely place - the Cheshire Cheese pub was particularly good. What did you do? We also enjoyed walks up nearby Lose Hill and Win Hill. What were the main highlights? Phillip’s breakfast extravaganzas! What made it extra special? Vivienne and Phillip’s warm welcome with tea and cake was perfect after the drive up from Bristol.

Would you recommend the Peak District to your friends and/or family and why? We already have! It feels a bit undiscovered, and you’d never know it’s so close to the big cities that surround it. Will you be back – and if so, what do you plan to do? We certainly will! We plan to stay at Underleigh again, and to visit Chatsworth and Hathersage’s open air, heated swimming pool. We’re also keen to check out Castleton’s Speedwell Cavern and catch some live music in Peak Cavern.

Jake and Marti stayed at award-winning, five-star Underleigh House B&B at Hope. For full details, plus hundreds of other accommodation options for a relaxing weekend away, visit Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 11

Walk into our world… ...with Nick Hallissey, deputy editor of Country Walking, Britain’s best-selling walking magazine. He grew up within sight of the Peak District and has been exploring it for more than 30 years.

Nick Hallissey walks the White to Dark Way ©Tom Bailey/ Country Walking Magazine

Walk into our world The Peak District is, as the old football cliché goes, a game of two halves. Uniquely among Britain’s national parks, it has two completely distinct landscapes, which we know as the White Peak and the Dark Peak. The White Peak is more southerly, and was forged when this part of the area sat in a warm tropical sea. It gets its name from the light-coloured limestone which bursts from the greenery of these picturesque southern dales. The Dark Peak, by contrast, has a flesh of millstone grit and thick, black peat. This is wilder terrain where villages are sparse and footpaths trickle out across vast heathery plateaux. In 2012, Country Walking Magazine and Visit Peak District & Derbyshire teamed up to create a brand new walk that would link the White Peak and the Dark Peak. We called it The White to Dark Way – and it has been an enormous success. Hundreds of walkers have tried it, loved it, and told their friends. It’s the perfect way to get under the skin of the Peak District and enjoy a fabulous walk at the same time. In total the trail stretches for 27 miles, from Bakewell to Hope. It makes a perfect three-day walk at any time of year, but some hardy walkers have knocked it off in two days – or even one! But the basic three-day route is:

Day 1: Bakewell to Litton (7 miles) Day 2: Litton to Hathersage (9½ miles) Day 3: Hathersage to Hope (11 miles) From Bakewell, home of the world’s most famous pudding, it runs north using the former railway line of the Monsal Trail and climbs through the stunning White Peak heartland of Cressbrook Dale and Tansley Dale. On day two, it crosses the open fields and wildflower meadows of Foolow and Eyam before exploring the wilder hill-country of Bretton Clough and descending over the River Derwent into the stunning Hope Valley. On day three, it crosses into pure Dark Peak by rising onto the great millstone scarp of Stanage Edge, then dips down to Ladybower Reservoir before a triumphant finish on the soaring peak of Win Hill. It’s a challenging walk rather than a stroll, but if you’re a reasonably fit walker seeking the perfect way to explore Britain’s first, and most varied, national park, we honestly can’t think of a better route! For full step-by-step instructions, along with full planning and accommodation details, visit Find out more about Country Walking at The magazine is also available for iPad – search ‘Country Walking’ on the App Store.

The original Bakewell Pudding Shop

step out in style En route at Bakewell, Litton, Hathersage, Bamford, Hope Nick recommends The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bakewell; The Red Lion, Litton (eat); Beacon House B&B, Litton (stay); The Scotsman’s Pack Inn, Hathersage (stay,eat); The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford (stay, eat); the Old Hall Hotel, Hope (stay, eat). Visit Bakewell; The Plague Village of Eyam, including the village Museum; Hathersage; Hope; Castleton

Cressbrook Dale

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The White to Dark Way logo

Get well into your stride by booking a short break or longer holiday during one of our popular Walking Festivals: National Forest Walking Festival Walkers on the Summit of Win Hill

Enjoy some fabulous views

Peak District Walking Festival 26 April – 11 May 2014 Chesterfield Area Walking Festival 10 – 18 May 2014

The Salt Cellar, Derwent Edge

Or plan your own tailor-made walking itinerary and accommodation stops – visit for plenty more ideas and inspiration, including lots of walking routes on our Active Peak pages.

The National Forest Walking Festival including the launch of the new 75 miles long National Forest Way, 17 – 29 May 2014

Autumn Footprints – The Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival 13 – 28 September 2014 The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 7 – 22 September 2014 Bollington Walking Festival (last week in October 2014 – dates to be confirmed)

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discovery Walks Festival 17 – 26 May 2014 Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 13

Walk into our world

East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

O u r Pe ak Di stric t The keelings When Geoff and Eileen Keeling of Sale, south Manchester, were looking for somewhere close but special to spend their wedding anniversary, the Peak District offered the perfect solution on their doorstep. Why did you choose the Peak District? The Peak District’s close proximity to our home makes it our favourite destination for weekend walks. We love the White Peak, so thought coming here would be the ideal way to celebrate. Where did you stay and why? We stayed at East Lodge Hotel & Restaurant in Rowsley, persuaded by the description and photos on the hotel’s website. How did it meet or exceed your expectations? Everything was outstanding from start to finish. We received a complimentary upgrade to a spacious room with delightful views of the grounds.

Where did you go? We enjoyed walks in Dovedale taking in Ilam, and around Matlock visiting Bonsall, Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham. What did you do? Walking was our main priority, but we also enjoyed first class dining in the hotel’s restaurant.

our stay. It was also nice to be asked about our day by local and knowledgeable staff. Any pleasant surprises? Ilam – we’d heard of it but had no idea how to pronounce it – we now know! We also liked Matlock Bath, which was like a small seaside resort without the sea!

Geoff and Eileen Keeling

Would you recommend the Peak District to your friends and/or family and why? Absolutely. We know people who live in our area and have never visited the Peak District. They have no idea what they are missing. Any other comments? For people living in or near the big cities of Manchester and Sheffield, the Peak District offers a chance to get some fresh air and recharge the batteries in beautiful surroundings, without having to travel too far.

What were the main highlights? The splendid scenery. We’ve recently read a few books by Stephen Booth, who sets his crime fiction in and around the area, and it was nice to come across some of the featured locations.

Any special recommendations? Excellent National Trust tearoom at Ilam Hall. We also strongly recommend afternoon tea at East Lodge – we returned recently as a birthday treat for our friend.

What made your holiday extra special? Being warmly greeted at the hotel door set the tone for

The Keelings stayed at award-winning four star East Lodge Hotel & 3AA rosette Restaurant in Rowsley. For full details, and to check out hundreds more accommodation options, visit Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 15

world on

two wheels Get on your bike for a superb summer of cycling in the Peak District. Say ‘buongiorno’ to an Italian-inspired festival in June, and ‘bonjour’ to the Tour de France in July – then come back any time of year to explore some of the country’s finest traffic-free routes and off-road trails.


assion for the Peak District is set to surge into overdrive during a three-day celebration of vintage cycling and fashion, local food and much more. Cyclists from across the UK and Europe are expected to sign up for the first-ever L’Eroica Britannia – a three-day extravaganza promising fun, fitness and a festival atmosphere for visitors of all ages from 20 to 22 June 2014.

Vintage cycling at Chatsworth by ©James Brown iso25 Photography

World on two wheels The Italian-inspired event – whose name literally means ‘the heroes’ – will be one of the highlights of the Peak District Summer of Cycling this year. “L’Eroica Britannia will be all about enjoyment – encouraging everyone taking part to exercise, look and feel good, feast on local produce and have a great time in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK,” said the event’s creative director Tim Hubbard. “We looked at several potential settings, but nowhere else was as perfect as the Peak District, with its fabulous countryside and fascinating natural, cultural, agricultural and industrial heritage.”

“We looked at several potential settings, but nowhere else was as perfect as the Peak District, with its fabulous countryside and fascinating natural, cultural, agricultural and industrial heritage.” Feast on local food and drink

“Everyone who enters has to ride a pre-1987 vintage bike and has to dress accordingly – no padded cycling shorts or lycra in sight! The atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed. “There’s a great emphasis on retro style and glamour – and there are regular stops to sample local meats, cheese, olives and wine. “We’ll be recreating that in the Peak District, focussing on local cheeses, pies, beer and wine to offer a uniquely English flavour. Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell will be brewing a special L’Eroica beer, marrying Peak District water with ingredients from Tuscany.” The main focus for L’Eroica Britannia will be Bakewell Showground, the starting and finishing point for three rides covering 30 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

Tim and the L’Eroica Britannia team were inspired by the original L’Eroica festival, centring on the tiny village of Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, and founded in 1997.

The Showground will host a three-day celebration of cycling, vintage fashion and cars, local produce and music – and villages en route are expected to enter into the carnival spirit by holding mini-festivals of their own.

“I’ve ridden in L’Eroica twice, and each time it’s been a brilliant experience,” added Tim.

You don ’ t h av e to be su pe r f i t...

Family fun at Derwent Reservoir

Traffic-free cycling on the Monsal Trail enjoy cycling in the Peak District. Whatever your age or ability, there’s a route to suit – everything from trafficfree former railway routes to challenging, off-road upland trails.

Tackle an off-road upland trail

Saddle up for the Peak District Summer of Cycling, whether you’re a beginner or expert. Have fun, get fit and enjoy some fresh air amid some of Britain’s most stunning landscapes.

S tat e - of-t h e -a rt v e l odrom e for De r by Bon jou r L e Tou r ! See some of the world’s fastest cyclists in action when the world’s most famous bike race, the Tour de France, flashes through the northern tip of the Peak District National Park on Sunday July 6. Day 2 of Le Grand Départ will start in York, Competitors will pass through Holmfirth and Holme, tackling the challenging ascent of Holme Moss before descending to Woodhead. They will then ride through Langsett and Bradfield to finish in Sheffield.

Watch out, too, for special events being planned by Derbyshire County Council and partners to celebrate its arrival – all will be revealed nearer the time!

Derby is putting itself firmly on the map as a cycle-friendly city with the launch of the Park Bikeworks in spring 2014. Facilities will include free parking for 150 bikes, showers, lockers, café deli, bike shop and physio department.

Derby’s new multi-use sports arena

Later in the year, a new state-ofthe-art multi-use sports arena – including a 250 metres indoor cycle track – will be unveiled.

Holme Moss

Book a short break or longer holiday to bask in the Peak District Summer of Cycling. For full details of what’s in store, plus more information about Peak District cycle routes and upcoming events, visit Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 17

Out of this – world –

Over the years, the Peak District has featured in a star-studded galaxy of Hollywood blockbusters and high-profile television programmes. Our most famous romantic hero is Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy, who never fails to set hearts fluttering around the world. Here’s what happened behind the scenes during filming for the very latest Pride and Prejudice-themed TV series, Death Comes to Pemberley, set at Chatsworth, and screened on the BBC over Christmas 2013. Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth in Death Comes to Pemberley ©Robert Viglasky Photography/ Orion Pictures

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hey say never work with children or animals – but there were plenty of the latter on set when Origin Pictures was filming a three-part TV adaptation of P D James’s intriguing murder mystery at Chatsworth last July. “There were lots of horses and carriages used in the filming, and there was a particularly comic moment when there was a romantic encounter between Georgiana Darcy (Eleanor Tomlinson) and Henry Alveston (James Norton),” recalled Stephanie Cliffe, Chatsworth’s Marketing & PR Manager. “Alveston’s horse followed him so closely when he dismounted that the horse’s head kept appearing between the two characters’ faces during the shot - so that was quite an amusing challenge for the crew! “The programme makers also used a 70 metres high crane, around twice the height of the house, as a lighting rig to create an effect of moonlight through fog. The end result was absolutely magical.” During the six-day filming schedule, involving 90 cast and crew, it was business as usual at Chatsworth, which remained open to visitors. Ten members of the Chatsworth team were on hand at any one time to enable filming in locations such as the Painted Hall, Oak Room, the Canal Pond and the Old Park.

One of the carriages used during filming

Henry Alveston (James Norton) and Georgiana Darcy (Eleanor Tomlinson)

Trevor Eve as Sir Selwyn Hardcastle

“Anything to do with Pride and Prejudice is huge for us, because it is believed that Jane Austen based Mr. Darcy’s house Pemberley on Chatsworth, and of course the 2005 movie starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen was filmed here.” Added Stephanie: “At times it was a bit of a balancing act between meeting the needs of the cast and crew and fulfilling the expectations of visitors, but everything worked really smoothly. Visitors were fascinated by the whole thing. All the characters, including Matthew Rhys as Mr Darcy and Trevor Eve as Sir Selwyn Hardcastle, generated a lot of interest.

Pride & Prejudice Jane Eyre experience experience

“The author, P D James, also came to visit the set and she was delighted. We stocked the book in our Orangery Shop and it sold out within a couple of days! “Anything to do with Pride and Prejudice is huge for us, because it is believed that Jane Austen based Mr. Darcy’s house Pemberley on Chatsworth, and of course the 2005 movie starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen was filmed here. “Each year we welcome between 30 and 40 film crews to Chatsworth, making everything from big budget movies to short documentaries, and our visitors are always interested to see what’s involved in making films and television programmes.”

Th e V i l l ag e e x p e r i e n c e

The Lake at Lyme Park

North Lees Hall

Stay/eat Chatsworth Estate (Beeley, Pilsley, Edensor), Bakewell, Baslow, Rowsley or Disley Visit Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Stanage Edge (featured in Keira Knightley film), Lyme Park (hall frontage and lake featured in 1995 BBC TV series starring Colin Firth – The Only Way is Pemberley exhibition runs until 16 February 2014), Sudbury Hall (featured in 1995 BBC TV series), Bakewell (Lambton in Jane Austen’s novel) Walk Chatsworth, Haddon and Lyme Park estates and Stanage Edge

Stay/eat Rowsley, Bakewell, Hathersage, Ilam Visit Haddon Hall (three versions of Charlotte Bronte’s novels filmed here – two films, one BBC TV adaptation); various locations in Hathersage mentioned in Bronte’s book – including the George Inn, now a hotel, and North Lees Hall, now self-catering apartments, which was the inspiration for Mr. Rochester’s Thornfield Hall. Locations in the 2006 TV series: Dovedale, Hathersage, Ilam Hall, Kedleston Hall, Sudbury Hall, Snake Pass Walk Jane Eyre themed walk near Hathersage (www.; Dovedale, Milldale, Wolfscote Dale, Beresford Dale, Glossop area

Family scene from the first series

Hayfield shop featured in filming

The Village is a gritty drama first shown on prime time BBC 1 last spring – the second series is scheduled to air in 2014

Glossop Parish Church), Charlesworth (Congregational Church and Minister’s House), Edale (railway station)

Stay/eat Hayfield, Glossop, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton

Walk Numerous walks around Hayfield, including Kinder Scout, Kinder Reservoir and Kinder Downfall; Eccles Pike and Combs Reservoir near Chapelen-le-Frith; Doctor’s Gate and Bleaklow near Glossop

Visit Filming locations at Hayfield (Kinder Road, local shops and cafe, the Royal Hotel, Library, Cricket Club), Chapelen-le-Frith (Market Place, Kings Arms Hotel, The Playhouse), Glossop (Old Duke of Norfolk Primary School,

Cycle Sett Valley Trail; TransPennine Trail

Follow in the footsteps of your favourite movie star or actor during a short break or longer stay in the Peak District – maybe during Derby QUAD’s Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival, 25 July – 13 September 2014. For lots more ideas and hundreds of accommodation options, visit Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 19

Discover a world‌

Enjoy a warm and friendly welcome at our village shops ŠLinda Bussey

...of bustling market towns and vibrant villages, where sight-seeing, strolling and shopping are a real pleasure. Admire everything from sturdy stone cottages to Georgian grand designs on a walking trail, or browse for local produce and quality souvenirs in friendly family-run shops, specialist fairs and open air and farmers’ markets. Then relax over lunch or dinner at a welcoming pub, tea rooms or restaurant. Cheers!

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Tempting towns Ashbourne Lots of family-run shops, several specialising in antiques. Hidden alleys, cobbled market place and fine Georgian architecture. Bakewell Bustling Monday market, plus one of the UK’s top two Farmers Markets. Mellow stone buildings, medieval stone bridge and riverside setting. Belper Friendly, independent shops and artisan eateries on a traditional High Street. Bag a designer bargain or buy specialist produce at the monthly farmers’ market, chocolatiers and delis.

Buxton Specialist shops, plus Peak District produce, arts and crafts at the Tourist Information Centre and gift boutique. Regular themed fairs at the Pavilion Gardens and a downloadable Real Ale Trail (www.visitpeakdistrict. com/realaletrail). Fine Georgian and Victorian architecture. Chesterfield Open air market three days a week, flea market on Thursday, refurbished indoor Market Hall, regular farmers’ and themed markets, choice of High Street stores and independent and specialist shops, plus two popular theatres.

Congleton Family-run shops, pubs and restaurants abound in this historic market town, known locally as ‘Beartown’. Walk by the river Dane or to local landmark Mop Cop Castle. Glossop Local businesses selling everything from meat and sausages to designer fashion. Indoor, outdoor and local produce markets. Holmfirth Home of BBC TV’s Last of the Summer Wine, with a mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, plus regular festivals. Close to some of the area’s wildest walking country. Leek Independent shops and boutiques, plus regular markets in and around the cobbled market square. Fabulous Arts and Crafts architecture and Real Ale Trail.

Knutsford Buy or browse in chic boutiques, antique shops and exclusive galleries. Visit Tatton Park, home to the RHS Flower Show each July, and tuck into local produce in a range of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Melbourne Craft, gift and antique shops, plus the nearby Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts, where you can see artisans in action. Choose from a selection of pubs and restaurants. Matlock & Matlock Bath Independent shops, attractive parks and family attractions amid the scenic splendour of the Derwent Valley, where you can enjoy a relaxing riverside walk.

Matlock Bath


Buxton Leek


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Ashford in the Water

Vibrant villages

View of Castleton from Peveril Castle

Ashford in the Water Idyllic setting beside the river Wye, with ancient sheepwash bridge, village shop, pubs and restaurant, plus a cricket pitch where the local team dons its whites on summer Sundays. Ashover Attractively-situated village in north east Derbyshire, off the Chesterfield to Matlock road, with award winning pubs, microbrewery, village shop and popular annual agricultural show.


Bradfield Two friendly villages on Sheffield’s northern doorstep – High Bradfield on the hill and Low Bradfield next to the river Loxley. Medieval church, ice cream farm and close to Strines and excellent walking country. Castleton The ‘Gem of the Peaks’ and home to the unique semiprecious stone Blue John. Four show caverns, Peveril Castle, museum and traditional annual Garland Ceremony on May 29.

Disley Local shops, restaurants and pubs on the doorstep of Lyme Park and at the start of the 35 miles long Gritstone Trail. Eyam Famous ‘Plague Village’, where residents isolated themselves in 1665– 6 to prevent the spread of Black Death. Ancient parish church, Jacobean hall with restored gardens, craft centre, Plague Cottages and museum. Hartington Clustered around a spacious square and photogenic duck pond. Fine old buildings, gift and other shops, cafes, pubs and a small pottery. Longnor Classic cobbled market square and former market hall, now a craft centre and café, plus pubs. Close to some of the most varied walking and cycling in the area.


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Osmaston Archetypal English village with thatched cottages – an unusual sight in the area – village green, pond, saw mill with the original water wheel and landscaped park. Repton Former capital of the ancient kingdom of Mercia, with the Anglo-Saxon parish church of St Wystan and its 8th century crypt. Local shops, restaurants, tea room and pubs. Prestbury Picture perfect village in a riverside setting with cosy inns, quality restaurants, bijou galleries and individual shops. Slaithwaite Attractive canalside setting, with independent shops selling local produce and a thriving community bakery.

Peak District towns and villages are the ideal base for a revitalising few days away. For lots more inspiration, plus hundreds of accommodation options, visit

Discover a world Stu Hughes and Stella Cook

O u r Pe ak Di stric t The hughes When Derby-born Stella Cook tied the knot with her fiancé Stu Hughes in May 2013, the Peak District proved to be the ideal host. Not only did it bring back happy childhood memories, its central location was convenient for all their guests. Stella and Stu, who live in St Helens, are expecting their first child in March 2014. Why did you choose the Peak District? It was important for me to be near my family home to get married as I live away and don’t come back as often as I’d like. In the Peak District there are lots of places to stay in different budget ranges. We had guests coming from all over the country, so it was accessible for everyone. Which venue did you choose, and why? We chose the Peak Edge Hotel as it was very impressive – fantastic bedrooms, a lovely area to get married, relaxed bistro with great food and a beautiful setting. We loved the laid-back atmosphere. All the staff were great and nothing was too much trouble. How did it meet or exceed your expectations? It definitely exceeded them. The staff were super organised and made it easy. Everything was sorted with little effort from us.

Where did your guests travel from? St Helens, Manchester, Reading, Hull, Norwich, Cornwall, Northumberland, Derby and Nottingham. What small touches made your weekend extra special? Some of our guests travelled over the day before and we spent a very relaxing day with family and the bridal party in the bistro. On the day itself, the hotel staff were great and served us until we dropped! It felt like we were in our front room with friends, rather than in a hotel. Next morning I got up early and chatted to Margaret Brobbin on reception. She was so lovely, offered me a coffee and asked me about the fine details of the day. That’s why the hotel is so fabulous – the staff go the extra mile. Did any of your guests stay longer? Some of them stayed in holiday cottages for a week and had a great time exploring. The day after our wedding was Bank Holiday Monday, so one of my

friends spent the day in Matlock and Matlock Bath eating fish and chips and going up the Heights of Abraham. Would you recommend the Peak District as the venue for a special celebration? It’s such a beautiful setting and there is so much to do. There are lots of great places to eat, and the scenery is amazing. There’s something for everyone, and people of all ages can enjoy what it has to offer. Will you be back for your first anniversary? We were intending to, but have put our plans on hold as I am due to have our first child in March 2014. But we’ll definitely return as soon as we can to visit all my childhood haunts and share the same great experiences I had when I was growing up. Stella, Stu and their guests stayed at the four star, modern boutique Peak Edge Hotel at Stone Edge near Chesterfield. For full details, plenty more ideas and inspiration when planning a big celebration and hundreds of accommodation options, visit Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 23

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…with Joe Hunt, Head Chef Tutor at Tideswell School of Food, a cookery school and social enterprise project aiming to revive the local food economy. Joe (28) – who has travelled extensively and has worked everywhere from traditional pubs to fine dining restaurants – is passionate about sourcing and using local, seasonal produce. Here Joe shares his culinary expertise in a special four-course menu, inspired by the Peak District. Enjoy!

Joe Hunt prepares his Peak District menu ©AE Media

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Hot smoked trout with Derbyshire or Staffordshire oatcakes and watercress puree

Tuile cones with Peak District ice cream and bilberry sauce

In mid-spring, the trout season starts in the Peak District, and as keen anglers dust off their fly fishing gear, my mind turns to what I can catch and eat. By late spring and early summer, the area’s rivers are also brimming with watercress. For this dish I have matched both ingredients with another local favourite, the oatcake. Its lovely, subtle flavour marries really well with the pepperiness of the watercress and the earthy sweetness of the trout.

M a i n c ou r se Roast rump of Peak District lamb with celeriac and potato mash, served with roasted seasonal veg and pan juices The Peak District boasts some of the finest lamb that you can buy. I source it in the autumn, when the meat is at its best. I roast it with salt and pepper and add a lovely creamy celeriac and potato mash, which perfectly complements the sweetness of the lamb. I serve it with seasonal roasted vegetables such as beetroot, carrots and parsnips with fresh thyme and pan juices enriched with local wine from Renishaw Hall or beer from a local brewery, such as Thornbridge.

Roast rump of Peak District lamb

We have some excellent ice cream makers in the Peak District, and this really brings out the quality and flavour of their products. I make thin, crisp tuile biscuits, wrap them into a cone shape while still warm, fill them with ice cream and drizzle with a sauce made from foraged bilberries, which are easy to gather from the area’s heather moors. Blackberries, raspberries and strawberries all work, too – and a little thyme and lemon really brings out the fruity flavour.

Tuile cones with ice cream and bilberry sauce

Locally-made cheeses

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Ch e e se Award-winning Hartington Creamery boasts a good selection of locally-made cheeses, including Peakland White and Peakland Blue, and unveiled the first batch of Derbyshire-made Stilton for several years just in time for Christmas. I like to serve it with a selection of breads from local bakeries and homemade biscuits, then add a selection of Peak District-made chutneys and pickles. The big question is… do you prefer cheese before or after pudding?!

To dr i n k Select a locally-made red, white or sparkling wine from a local vineyard, such as Renishaw Hall, a cask ale from a local brewery such as Thornbridge, or, if you prefer a non-alcoholic option, Buxton Water.

Peak District wine, beer and water

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Stay/eat Holmfirth, Marsden, Glossop Tideswell

Stay/eat Hope, Hope Valley or Tideswell Experience A Culinary Adventure focusing on foraging for food at Tideswell School of Food Visit Buxton, Bakewell, the Plague Village of Eyam Walk Tideswell Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Hucklow Edge Cycle Monsal Trail Try Your own recipe, cooked from food you’ve foraged; local food and drink in the area’s hotels, pubs and restaurants Buy Local produce to take home from the area’s familyrun stores, farm shops and farmers’ markets

Visit Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Marsden; Holmfirth’s Food and Drink Festival in September; Glossop Walk Marsden, a ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town – Standedge circuit, Dry Stone Walling Trail, National Trust’s Marsden Moor; Stanza Stones Trail from Marsden to Ilkley; TransPennine Trail in Longdendale; Doctor’s Gate, Black Hill, Bleaklow Cycle National Cycle Route 68 between Holmfirth and Marsden; TransPennine Trail; Holme Moss Try English wine at Holmfirth Vineyard, traditional cider at Pure North Cider, Holmfirth Buy Locally-produced food and drink at specialist shops and farmers’ markets in Holmfirth and Glossop

Hot smoked trout

For lots more mouthwatering ideas, visit or locate places where you can buy local produce on our Peak District App. Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 25

Medieval jousting at Bolsover Castle ŠEnglish Heritage/Nigel Wallace-Iles

World of wonders From the Ice Age to the Space Age, the Peak District has remained firmly at the forefront of invention and innovation. Ever since prehistoric times, the area has shaped the way we work, live and play. Here Adrian Farmer, Heritage Co-ordinator at Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, shares his top history and heritage favourites to help you experience our fascinating past and pathfinding present at first hand.

Adrian Farmer

Derbyshire-born Adrian Farmer is a popular and tireless ambassador for both Belper and the wider Peak District, who in 2012 beat off stiff competition from all over England to scoop one of only two commendations in a Tourism Superstar competition organised by national tourist board VisitEngland and the Daily Mirror newspaper. Former Editor of the Belper News, he is a member of many key local groups, volunteer guide, walk leader, author and catalyst committed to making things happen.

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olsover Castle’s a must, particularly when you’re catering for a wide range of ages. Activity days are great fun for the kids, and the castle’s story is told so well for us older folk! Discover some great ancient sites – the cave paintings are amazing at Creswell Crags, and the stone circles of Arbor Low and Nine Ladies are enchanting. Eighteenth century developments in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, stretching along the river from urban Derby to rural Cromford, changed our world forever. Come and find out how. If you love railways, you’ll appreciate Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Derby Roundhouse (the oldest surviving turning shed in the world), High Peak Junction workshops (my favourite!) and the area’s network of rural routes.

Top: The Peak Forest Canal at Bugsworth Basin. Left: Masson Mills, part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. Above: Jodrell Bank.

why not try Stay/eat Chesterfield or Sheffield Visit Bolsover Castle, Creswell Crags, Hardwick Hall, Kelham Island Museum, Millennium Gallery, Renishaw Hall & Gardens Walk Linacre Reservoirs, Cordwell Valley, Sheffield Round Walk Cycle Five Pits Trail, Rother Valley Country Park, Southern

Canals are another big draw – from Standedge Tunnel to Peak Forest Canal’s Bugsworth Basin; Caldon Canal’s picturesque journey through the Churnet Valley and Cromford Canal’s beautiful new horse-drawn passenger boat – all offering a day out to remember. Textiles are woven through our story - through Arts and

Crafts links at Leek and Cheadle, the silk mills that made Macclesfield, and cotton at Arkwright’s Mills in Masson – said to be home to the world’s largest bobbin collection! Feel the heat of steel and cutlery making at Kelham Island, which tells Sheffield’s industrial story so well, or marvel at Museums Sheffield’s metalwork collection – one of the finest in the world - at the Millennium Gallery. From watermills or windmills, there’s a lot to love, with the six-sail Heage Windmill a firm favourite, Belper’s ground-breaking North Mill and new innovations in old mill towns, like the New Mills Millennium Walkway. You’ve got to get hands-on at Jodrell Bank’s family-friendly Visitor Centre to appreciate how we’ve evolved from the Ice Age right up to the creation of this 20th century icon. And try some town walks – every community is different, from 18th century tourist destinations like Buxton and Matlock Bath to textile towns Glossop and Leek. Some places, like Ilkeston, have hidden gems of museums where local and social history comes to life. And if you choose Belper, you might have me as your guide!

why not try Spur of the Trans Pennine Trail

Crich Tramway Village

Try A tour of Chesterfield’s famous Crooked Spire church, with its panoramic views; home-produced wine at Renishaw Hall & Gardens Buy Everything from local produce to chic designer clothes in Chesterfield (large open air market) and Sheffield (city centre, Ecclesall Road and Meadowhall)


Stay/eat Cromford, Matlock, Matlock Bath or Wirksworth Visit Cromford Mill, Masson Mills; Belper Walk Cromford Canal, High Peak Trail Cycle High Peak Trail

Try A ride on a vintage tram at Crich Tramway Village; a horse-drawn canal boat ride on Cromford Canal; a cable car ride at the Heights of Abraham Buy Local specialist shops and De Bradelei Stores in Belper; Masson Mills, family-run businesses in Cromford, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth

Discover more about our rich heritage and history, plus hundreds of accommodation options, at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

Creswell Crags

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Well Dressings celebrate everything from biblical scenes to special anniversaries ©Derbyshire Dales District Council

Colour your world… …with the ancient art of Well Dressing, unique to the Peak District. Scores of communities across the area come together to create living art installations from natural materials between May and September. Well dressers from Taddington, near Buxton, share tales of the dedication and team work that keep the centuries-old tradition alive.

Colour your world Petals and other natural materials are used

People from seven to 80-plus get involved Petalling takes skill and patience

Working on an intricate design Visitors admire the eye-catching end result

“ We get all sorts of people coming to see our well dressings being made – coach parties, walking groups, even motor bikers on their Harley Davidsons.”


n the face of it, the West Indian islands of St Kitts and Nevis have nothing in common with the Peak District. But back in 2002, Taddington well dresser Therese Squires decided to portray island athlete Kim Collins, competing in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, in the design decorating the main well. “Next thing we knew, the St Kitts and Nevis High Commissioner at the time, James Williams, came up to see it. He was very impressed – I don’t think he could believe exactly what had been going on in our little village!” laughed Theresa, one of a 30-strong team involved in organising Well Dressing week. Such is Well Dressing’s power to draw in visitors from all over the UK and overseas. “We’ve had visitors from as

far afield as Australia, New Zealand and the USA,” said treasurer Janet Quier. “We get all sorts of people coming to see our well dressings being made – coach parties, walking groups, even motor bikers on their Harley Davidsons. This year a couple holidaying in the village became so interested, they came to check on progress at the end of each day!” People aged from seven to 80-plus get involved. Children at the village primary school submit designs on the chosen theme, and the winning entry decorates the children’s well. Each year’s theme is portrayed at the village’s three well dressings and at the village Flower Festival. Last year’s designer was Ruth Allen, whose mother Hazel Tibenham was one of three women who brought the unique custom to Taddington in 1990.

“I was encouraged by my mother, and have done everything from puddling the clay to petalling,” said Ruth. “Two years ago I designed the first-ever well at nearby Blackwell. And my 12-year-old daughter Victoria is just as keen – she’s been petalling for the past three years, and loves it.” Added co-ordinator Michael Collyer: “Everyone in the village makes a contribution – everything from organsing activities to making cakes. There’s a real carnival atmosphere throughout the week. “Every year we set ourselves three goals – to have fun, to encourage our visitors to have fun and to raise money for the village and several charities. We must be doing something right – because each year people tell us our event is the best ever!”

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Stay/eat Taddington, Chelmorton or Buxton Visit Well Dressing at Taddington, gardens at Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Tissington Hall, plus adjacent rare plants nursery Walk Monsal Trail, Monsal Dale, Deep Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Tideswell Dale, Miller’s Dale Cycle Monsal Trail, High Peak Trail, Tissington Trail

See Taddington’s well dressers in action from 10 August 2014, and join their annual celebrations from 16 August 2014. To learn the secrets of everything from puddling to petalling, and to check out other locations and dates, visit Peak District Visitor Guide 2014 | 29

Colour your world Opposite, top row, left to right: Biddulph Grange Gardens, Calke Abbey, Chatsworth; Middle row, left to right: Darley Park, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park; Bottom row, left to right: Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Sheffield Botanical Gardens and National Memorial Arboretum.

Tatton Park

Peak gardens

Sa m ’ s p i c k o f the bunch

Gardening expert Sam Youd

Gardening expert Sam Youd’s green fingers flourished from the age of eight. Former head gardener at Tatton Park, he regularly shares his knowledge on radio and TV, is a registered lecturer and judge for the Royal Horticultural Society and is Chairman of Cheshire Gardens of Distinction.

Here he leafs through his favourite Peak District gardens… Biddulph Grange Gardens Follow in the footsteps of globe-trotting Victorian plant collector James Bateman as you explore fascinating garden ‘rooms’ depicting everything from the pyramids of Egypt to a Himalayan glen. Rhododendrons in spring, summer bedding and dahlia walk in late summer.

Lyme Park Be transported back in time as you wander through the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden and immaculately-kept formal gardens and herbaceous borders alongside an ornate 18th century Italianate palace, or take a walk around the 1300-acre estate and deer park.

Calke Abbey A true ‘time capsule’ with fascinating features such as walled gardens, an orangery, auricular theatre and brewhouse and gardeners’ tunnels. Spot the ‘Old Man of Calke’, a 1200-years-old oak tree amid the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park, a National Nature Reserve.

Renishaw Hall & Gardens Home of the Sitwell family, famed for its symmetrical Italianate garden, rare plants, bluebells and laburnum tunnel in spring, plus the national collection of Yuccas. You can also tour one of the most northerly vineyards in the UK and buy its still and sparkling wine.

Chatsworth A classic gem with everything from expertly landscaped gardens and parkland to a wealth of water features, as well as camellias and Cavendish bananas. Watch out for contemporary sculpture from March to May and Sotheby’s Beyond Limits exhibition September and October 2014. Darley Park Tour Britain’s largest – and the world’s third largest - collection of hydrangea, featuring more than 400 specimens beside the river Derwent in Derby, southern gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Grade II* listed Derby Arboretum was Britain’s first public park. Haddon Hall Roses ramble up ancient walls and wildflowers thrive alongside traditional herbaceous borders to create a paradise for wildlife at one of England’s finest examples of a medieval manor house, with its flagged courtyard, informal lawn and pretty stone terraces. 30 | Peak District Visitor Guide 2014

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Beautifully restored green space close to the city centre, with 15 different garden areas including plants from all over the world. Its Grade II* listed curvilinear glass houses have been sensitively restored and are among the earliest ever built. Tatton Park I may be biased, but Tatton’s gardens have been described as among the best in the country! During my time there, I had the privilege of overseeing restoration of the Italian Garden, the Orangery, Fernery and Showhouse. Home to the annual RHS Flower Show each July. The National Memorial Arboretum Enjoy the elegant lines and contemporary feel of the UK’s year-round centre of remembrance – an oasis of calm amid 150 acres of woodland boasting 50,000 trees ranging from the Douglas fir to the Dawn redwood. A rapidly-maturing living tribute.

World – of – adventu re

Map out your next thrill-packed expedition to the Peak District. However young, old – or young at heart - you are, there are lots of opportunities to have fun, come rain or shine. You’ll be spoiled for choice at everything from thrill-a-minute theme parks and hands-on heritage museums to high-wire cable car rides and deep, mysterious show caverns. Here’s a handy adventurers’ chart to help you plot your route...

World of adventure Alton Towers Resort Meet your Nemesis, plunge into Oblivion, sharpen up on The Blade and Ripsaw or break into a grin on The Smiler at the UK’s largest theme park. Bolsover Castle Marvel at the magic of the Jacobean Little Castle, Fountain Garden, Wall Walk and Riding House, be a time traveller for the day in a Cavaliers and Roundheads clash or watch a Grand Medieval Joust or open air theatre production. Castleton caverns Four show caverns: Peak Cavern (largest natural cave entrance in Europe); Speedwell Cavern (travel down to the Bottomless Pit by boat) and Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Cavern, featuring unique Blue John Stone. In Buxton, explore Poole’s Cavern, with its LED lighting and welcoming café. Chatsworth (including the Farmyard and Adventure Playground) World-famous house, garden and estate, plus everything from


daily animal handling sessions, water play and spiral slides to a fun-packed adventure area with a Climbing Forest. Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Otter species from all over the world and 15 varieties of owls on a circular route through an historic deer park. Conkers Award-winning attraction with four discovery zones and great undercover attractions. Gulliver’s Kingdom Voyage of discovery for two to 13 year olds with themed areas and imaginative rides.

Speedwell Cavern

Heights of Abraham Spectacular cable car rides, stunning views of the Derwent Valley, show caverns, special events, places to eat and play area. Lyme Park Explore the house, gardens and estate, with its red and fallow deer, wonderful walks and stunning views. Youngsters can let off steam in the Crow Wood Playscape.

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The Heights of Abraham

Magna Unlock the secrets of science in four gadget-packed, hands-on pavilions revealing the wonders of earth, fire, water and air. Quarry Bank Mill See how pauper children were put to work in a Georgian cotton mill, featuring Europe’s most powerful waterwheel, visit the garden or walk through woodland. Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre Explore the country’s highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel on a family-friendly guided boat trip. Kids can jump, climb and explore the playground and wildlife garden.

Shopping in Ashbourne

Trentham Monkey Forest

Stay/eat Alton Towers Resort, Leek, Ilam, Ashbourne

Cycle Manifold Track, Tissington Trail

Visit Alton Towers Resort, Trentham Monkey Forest

Try Be an engine driver for a day at the Churnet Valley Railway or an animal keeper at Blackbrook Zoological Park

Walk Caldon Canal, Tittesworth Resevoir, The Roaches, Dovedale, Manifold Valley

Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood Richly-decorated 17th century house with a huge collection of toys, games, dolls, archive films and interactive displays. Trentham Monkey Forest Take a walk on the wild side through 60 acres of woodland, and get up close and personal to around 140 Barbary macaque monkeys. Tropical Butterfly, Wildlife and Falconry Centre Sheer animal magic amid free-flying tropical butterflies, exotic birds and other wildlife on the outskirts of Sheffield. Be an animal keeper for a day.

Buy Local produce at independent shops, including antiques, in Ashbourne, Leek and Cheadle; Wedgwood pottery

Check out plenty more ideas and inspiration for adventure seekers of all ages at

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World of adventure Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife Park

Croft View Cottage

Elizabeth, Jo and James Percy

Ou r Pe ak Di stric t The percy family Going on holiday with babies and young children has its challenges, but some accommodation providers go the extra mile to make the experience enjoyable and stress-free for all the family. Jo and John Percy of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey visit the Peak District for regular holidays and short breaks with their four-year-old daughter Elizabeth and 22-month-old toddler James.

The Percy family stayed at Croft View Cottage, Foolow, awardwinning four-star self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Peak District. For full details –and to check out hundreds more accommodation options, visit 34 | Peak District Visitor Guide 2014

The village green at Foolow

Why did you choose the Peak District? I was born here, but my husband is from Bexhill-on-Sea in Sussex, so the Peak District was something of a revelation to him. We both love the area and it’s easy to reach from where we live. Where did you stay and why? Croft View Cottage at Foolow. It’s in a fabulous, convenient location, is child-friendly and also affordable. It’s so well-equipped for families that you know you can just turn up with your clothes and everything else you need will be there. How did it meet or exceed your expectations? The owner Naomi Carmichael literally thinks of everything – from greeting you with a ‘welcome’ basket to providing a great range of play equipment. There’s also a flat, walled garden where the children can play safely.

Where did you go? We like the cottage and area so much, we’ve already been eight times, but each time we discover new places and new things to do. Foolow is about half-an-hour away from Castleton, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock, so there’s lots of scope – and we can get back for the children’s afternoon nap. What did you do? It varies according to the time of year. In the summer, we love to visit well dressings, and to go swimming in Hathersage’s open air pool. My husband is also keen on all-year-round activities such as cycling, running and climbing. What were the main highlights? Chatsworth farmyard, where the children could pet farm animals, and the Chestnut Centre Conservation & Wildlife Park, where they could see otters and owls.

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stage... the Peak District, where festivals and live entertainment are top of the bill all year round. Hit the high notes with everything from rock to classics, comedy to operas and literature to live street performance. Here Louise Potter, organiser of internationally-renowned Buxton Festival’s Literary Series, explains why the area is such a class act.

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All the world’s a stage

Louise Potter

“The Literary Series was launched in the year 2000 by Buxton Festival’s former chairman, Roy Hattersley, and has gone from strength to strength ever since,” said Louise.

“In 2013 we sold a record 10,000 tickets, and had some fantastic feedback. The Literary Series is popular both with opera goers who stay locally during the Festival, and also with people who live locally, so it has done a huge amount to raise the Festival’s profile. “Each year we try and feature a mix of everything – from art

and music to biography and current affairs – and the Literary Series is now one of the national festivals that authors are very keen to attend. “Buxton is such an ideal festival town, with venues within easy walking distance, plenty of accommodation and lots of places to eat and drink – and the wider Peak District also plays host to a great variety of festival and events throughout the year. “We’re really looking forward to 2014, when we’re hoping that Simon Jenkins will join another distinguished line-up of speakers to talk about his book, England’s 100 Best Views – which includes several landscapes in the Peak District.”

& her e’s w h at some of l ast y e a r’s celebr it y spe a k ers h a d to say... “It’s my ‘home’ literary event – my mum lives just down the road, and it has been an enormous treat. It feels like it’s for all the family, and I would love to come back to see a bit more next year.” Nick Robinson, the BBC’s Political Editor

“I have been coming to Buxton Festival for more than 30 years, and have seen it grow from strength to strength. It gets busier, happier, better and richer. It’s completely informal, not stuffy or stuck up – and I love it!” Matthew Parris, journalist and broadcaster “It’s in a wonderful part of the country, with a wonderful range of events. Whether you like music or books, there’s something for you.” Ann Widdecombe, former MP, now novelist

“It’s a thrilling literary event right at the heart of the Peak District – who could ask for more?” Julia Bradbury, television presenter

Y Not gi v e it a t ry ? “Going to a music festival in the fabulous countryside of the Peak District really makes a difference,” says Rebecca Chittell (29), of York, who spent several days at the Y Not Festival at Pikehall near Matlock last August.

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“You wake up in the morning, open the tent flap and you’re surrounded by some of the loveliest views you’ll ever see. It was the first time I’d gone to Y Not, and it was an incredible experience. “There’s such a lovely family feel to it, a real combination of children with their parents and also adults in couples and groups, which you don’t get at many festivals.

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“I joined a group of friends for a hen weekend, and we all really enjoyed ourselves. All the people we met - on the gate, serving food and drinks and other festival goers – were so friendly, helpful and relaxed. “We had such a great time that we’ll be coming back next time to for a hen party being planned by another friend who’s getting married in 2014!” Rebecca Chittell and friends at the Y Not Festival

why not try Stay/eat Derby Experience Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival (July – September); Derby Festé (September); CAMRA beer festivals (February and July); ID Fest, Derby QUAD (May), Derby Folk Festival (October), FORMAT 15, International Photography Festival (March/April 2015) Visit Derby Cathedral, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Ashbourne

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why not try Walk Darley Abbey Circular Walk, Derwent Valley Heritage Way, Dovedale, Manifold Valley Cycle Elvaston Castle, Derby’s Five Parks Ride, Carsington Water Try Derby’s Real Ale Bus Tour, Cathedral Quarter’s Towers and Tunnels Tour, Derby Ghost Walk, or the Derby Pyclet, a recentlyrevived local delicacy Buy Royal Crown Derby or shop in the Cathedral Quarter or Westfield Derby

Stay/eat Sheffield Experience DocFest international documentary festival (June); Tramlines music festival (July); Sheffield Food Festival (September); Last Laugh Comedy Festival (October); Off the Shelf literature festival (October/November); all-yearround events at the City Hall, Sheffield Theatres and Sheffield International Venues Visit Kelham Island Museum, Millennium Gallery, Botanical Gardens; Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Walk Sheffield Round Walk; Ringinglow; Longshaw Estate Cycle Southern Spur of the Trans Pennine Trail to Chesterfield Try Real ale at one of the award-winning pubs at Kelham Island or local delicacy Henderson’s Relish – perfect with pie Buy Sheffield-made cutlery or shop in the city centre, Ecclesall Road or Meadowhall

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Discover Derby Great Place, Great Base

Derby Beer Festival

Joseph Wright Gallery Derby Festé

Sadler Gate, Cathedral Quarter

Enjoy the best of both worlds in the UK’s most central city.

Derby QUAD

A Great Place for a great city experience. Soak up Derby’s cultural appeal in the Joseph Wright Gallery, browse and buy in our distinctive and unique shopping districts, savour the best local produce and raise a glass in the UK’s real ale capital, enjoy a top line-up of fabulous festivals, join one of our tours and discover ghosts, railway heritage, real ale, towers and tunnels.

A Great Base to stay for visiting the UK’s top attractions including: Chatsworth, Alton Towers, Peak District countryside and National Trust treasures all within a short drive.

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Real Ale

All the world’s a stage Spectacular costumes at Derby Festé

Colourful street entertainment in the Market Place

Holiday Inn, Riverlights, Derby

As The World Tipped

O u r Pe ak Di stric t The davenports Derby proved to be a great base and great place for Lesley and Allan Davenport when they spent a weekend in the city enjoying the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of its spectacular annual Festé street festival in September 2013. Lesley and Allan Davenport

Where did you stay? The Holiday Inn Riverlights, right in the city centre. The staff were friendly and welcoming, so the weekend got off to a really good start. How did it meet or exceed your expectations? It was absolutely fantastic – our room was wonderful, with crisp, white sheets on the bed, and white fluffy towels in the immaculate bathroom. The bed was so comfortable we slept very well, and the breakfasts were hearty and delicious, setting us up for each day.

Where did you go? We live near Nantwich in Cheshire, about 50 miles from Derby, but had never been to the city before. We’re really glad we did, because we feel as though we’ve discovered a true hidden gem.

Any pleasant surprises? We had no idea that Derby had a cathedral, or such a lovely river running through it. Both looked beautiful when floodlit at night – we took some brilliant photographs, which I’ve put on Facebook.

What did you do? On Friday evening, we went to the mesmerising show ‘As The World Tipped’, which was truly amazing - unlike anything we’d ever seen before. On Saturday, we spent the whole day just wandering from one spellbinding performance to another – everything from music, singers and stilt walkers to trolley dancers, mime artists and fire jugglers. The ‘Bollywood’ show in the evening was fabulous.

Any special recommendations? Each evening we ate at Eat Central in Westfield Derby – it was very convenient, there was lots of choice and the food was reasonably priced.

Would you recommend Derby to your friends and/or family and why? Absolutely – we thought it was a lovely city to just ‘be’ in, soak up the atmosphere and relax. Will you be back, and what do you plan to do? Definitely – and we’ll be visiting Derby Roundhouse and Royal Crown Derby.

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Ashbourne Highland Gathering (June 20)

Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival, various venues (July 25 – September 13)

Matlock Bath Illuminations (September 6 – October 25)

Chatsworth Country Fair (August 29 – 31)

Christmas at Chatsworth (November 8 – December 23)

2014 events

Dates for your diary Whatever time of year you visit the Peak District, there’s bound to be a special event to brighten up your stay – from traditional country shows and quirky customs to specialist fairs and festivals. Here are just some of the main dates to look forward to in 2014...

January The Only Way is Pemberley exhibition, Lyme Park (until February 16) Tatton Park Antiques and Fine Art fair (10 – 12)

May Spring Spectacular Fair, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (3 – 5)

Bakewell Show (6 – 7) Ashbourne Show (16) Hope Show (25)

ID Fest, Derby QUAD (8 -10)

Chatsworth Country Fair (29 – 31)

Holmfirth Festival of Folk (9 – 11)

Rewind North 80s Music Festival, Capesthorne Hall, near Alderley Edge (29 – 31)

National Mills Weekend, Cromford Mills (10 – 11) Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale Festival (16 – 17) Chatsworth International Horse Trials (16 – 18) Bollington Festival, 50th anniversary year (16 – 1 June) Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair, Elvaston Castle (17 – 18) Music Hall Extravaganza and World War I poetry, Bakewell Old House Museum (17) Holmfirth Film Festival (23 – 30) Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Park (23 – 25)

September Wirksworth Festival (5 – 21) World War I and the Sitwell family, Renishaw Hall & Gardens (7 and 10) Abbots Bromley Horn Dance (8) Melbourne Festival (6- 27), including Art and Architecture Trail (13 – 14) Sotheby’s Beyond Limits exhibition, Chatsworth (8 – October 26)

Well Dressing (May to September). One of the first will be at Tissington (29 May – 4 June)

Sheffield Food Festival (19 – 21)


Matlock Bath Illuminations (6 – October 25, including Firework Night on September 27)

Derby Festé (26 – 27) Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival (dates tbc)

DocFest, Sheffield (7 – 12) 1940s Tea Party, Bakewell Old House Museum (7)



World War I and the Sitwell family, Renishaw Hall & Gardens (11 and 15)

Marsden Imbolc Fire Festival (1)

Bakewell Green Festival (12)

Chatsworth Road Festival, Chesterfield (4 - 12)

Scarecrow Festival, Tatton Park (15 – 23)

Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield (14 – 29)

Marsden Jazz Festival (10 – 12)

CAMRA Winter Beer Festival, Derby (19 – 23)

L’Eroica Britannia , Bakewell and Peak District (20 – 22)

Great Peak District Fair, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (11 – 12)

Ashbourne Festival (20 – July 6)

Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffield (11 – November 1)

Ashbourne Highland Gathering (20)

Ilkeston Charter Fair (15)

Chesterfield 1940s and Vintage Weekend (21 – 23)

March Cromford Mills Pancake Race (2) Ashbourne Shrovetide Football (4 – 5) Old Master Drawings exhibition at Chatsworth (16 – November 7)

Derby Folk Festival (3 – 5)

Hallowe’en Hoot at Chatsworth (25 – November 2)


Fright Night, Sheffield city centre (26)

Meltham Memories 1940s Wartime Weekend (4 – 6)

Matlock Bath Illuminations (until October 25, including Firework Nights on 4, 11, 18 and 25)

CAMRA Summer Beer Festival, Derby (9 – 13)

Last Laugh Comedy Festival, Sheffield (all month)

Contemporary sculpture in the garden at Chatsworth (16 – June 29)

World War I and the Sitwell family, Renishaw Hall & Gardens (9 and 13)

Contemporary and historic ceramics at Chatsworth (from 16 for rest of season)


Buxton Night Food and Drink Festival (11)

Chatsworth Bonfire and Fireworks (1 – 2)

Buxton Festival (11 – 27)

After Dark, Sheffield (5)


Buxton Festival Fringe (9 – 27) Belper Food, Real Ale, Craft Festival and Arts Trail (13)

Christmas at Chatsworth (8 – December 23) Grand Bazaar and Christmas Lights Switch-On, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (21)

World War I and World War II exhibitions, Bakewell Old House Museum (until November 5)

Summer Fete, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (19 - 20)

Chatsworth in Wartime exhibition (4 – December 23)

Holmfirth Art Week (20 – 26)

Christmas Markets, Sheffield (27 – December 25)

RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park (23 – 27)

Bakewell Christmas Weekend (29 – 30)

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (4 – 6) Easter Eggstravaganza at Chatsworth (18 – 21) Easter Fair, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (18 – 21) Great Easter Egg Hunt, Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton (19 – 20)

Tramlines Festival, Sheffield (25 – 27) Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival, various venues (25 – September 13) Chesterfield Medieval Market (29)

Georgian Market, Cromford Mills (19 – 20)


World Snooker Championships, Sheffield (19 – May 5)

Y Not Festival, Pikehall (1 – 3)

Marsden Cuckoo Festival (25 – 26) Bakewell Food Festival (26 – 27)

World Hen Racing Championships, Bonsall (2) World War I commemorations, Bakewell Old House Museum (2)

WinterFest,Macclesfield (until January 2014)

December Victorian Christmas Weekend and Market, Matlock (5-7) Christmas Wonderland, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (6 - 7)

Carols by Candlelight, Treak Cliff Cavern (6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21) Boxing Day Raft Race, Matlock (26)

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WIN a fab u lo u s w e e k e n d i n B ux to n ! Enter our FREE online prize draw Buxton is an attractive spa, festival and university town and an excellent base to explore the Peak District. The town has fine architecture, beautiful gardens and a superb programme of events and nationally-renowned festivals.

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Buxton Festival takes place each July and features world class opera, a packed music and concert series and popular literary series with prominent guest speakers. The historic Old Hall Hotel is reputed to be England’s oldest hotel. With 38 unique bedrooms, an award-winning breakfast menu and sumptuous dining facilities, The Old Hall Hotel’s charm and character makes it one of Buxton’s finest places to stay. Relaxing facilities at the award winning Spa at the Dome include a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool and monsoon shower, while treatments range from luxury facials to deep tissue massage.

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Activities Bakewell


Bakewell Bikes



Rother Valley Country Park Adults’ bikes from £10, Children’s bikes from £6

Off Coombs Road Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1AQ T: 01629 815077

Open: 9am – 5pm 7 days a week all year round

Cycle hire for all ages and sizes. Repairs and sales. Situated next to the town centre car parks off Coombs Road, which leads to the start of the Monsal Trail.

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Monsal Trail Cycle Hire Hassop Station Hassop Road Near Bakewell DE45 1NW T: 01629 810588

Open: 9am – 5pm 7 days a week all year round

Mansfield Road Wales Bar, Sheffield S26 5PQ T: 0114 247 1452 rothervalleycountrypark rothervalley

Car parking £3.50. Various prices for activities and hire, please telephone or visit the website for details Main park open daily from 8.30am. Please check closing times on the website. Closed Christmas Day. Activity/Watersports Centre open mid-February to mid-November. Opening times change throughout the season

Cycle the Monsal Trail! Enjoy the 8.5 miles of traffic-free trail on our range of bikes, tag-alongs, child seats, buggies, trikes and electric bikes. The tunnels are open and a ‘must see’. Superb café, gift shop and bookshop on site. Large car park. Cycle sales, repair and service.

Country park offering plenty of walking, cycling and horse riding routes, nature reserve, craft centre, fishing, picnic areas, café and 18th century mill building. Activity centre providing lessons, courses, group bookings, casual hire of watersports equipment, cycle hire, water zorbing, pedal boats, single skull rowing boats, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, paddle boards, accessible activities. Our camping at the present time is limited to specific event dates only and facilities are basic.

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Cycle the magnificent Monsal Trail traffic-free cycle route. Experience the thrill of the newly-opened lit tunnels, cycle through magnificent steep gorges and across the spectacular Monsal Dale Viaduct, making this an exceptional cycling experience.

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Brown End Farm Cycle Hire

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire and Tuck Shop on the Monsal Trail Blackwell Mill Wye-Dale Bakewell Road Near Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9TE T: 01298 70838/71986


AALA licence no. L9386/R0165

Adults £12.50, Children £8.50, electric bikes £20.

Mrs Sue Riley Brown End Farm Cycle Hire Brown End Farm, Waterhouses Near Leek ST10 3JR T: 01538 308313

Child seats, tag-a-longs and trailers available Open: 7 days a week 9.30am – 5.00pm Winter opening/ check website

Friendly, family-run cycle hire. Direct access to the fabulous Manifold Track. No main roads; easy cycling on flat, traffic-free route. Mountain bikes, tandem, children’s bikes, buggies, trailer-bikes.

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Adults £10.50 (3 hours), £13.50 (all day), Children £6.00 (3 hours), £8.00 (all day) Open: Easter – End Sept, 9.30am – 6.30pm Oct – Easter groups by arrangement

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Attractions ASHBOURNE


Tissington Hall and Village



Heage Windmill See our website for Hall opening times.

Tissington Hall Tissington, Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 1RA T: 01335 352200 Tissington Hall @TissingtonHall

Hall & Gardens: Adult £10, Child (10-16) £4, Concessions £9.

Tissington, a quintessentially English village welcomes visitors throughout the year. From guided tours of Jacobean Tissington Hall to Edward and Vintage 1940s Sweet Emporium, there is something for all the family. Well dressings 29th May – 4th June 2014. Situated 4 miles north of Ashbourne, signposted off the A515 to Buxton.

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Gardens only: Adult £5, Child £1, Concessions £5. For group prices contact the Group Tours Organiser on 01629 636911.


Bakewell Old House Museum

Adults £3.50, concessions £3, children (5 – 16) £1.50, under 5s free

Heage Windmill Chesterfield Road Heage, Belper Derbyshire DE56 2BH T: 01773 853579 Heage Windmill

Open every weekend, Easter to Built in 1797, Heage Windmill is Grade II* listed and was end of Oct, restored to working order in 2002. Unusually, it has six sails. including Visitors are taken on guided tours – their guide being in Bank Holidays, costume – and can buy the mill’s own flour. 11am – 4pm

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Biddulph Grange Garden

Cunningham Place Off North Church Street Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DD T: 01629 813642 Bakewell Old House Museum Atmospheric Tudor building with large open fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Large collection of artefacts from textiles, costumes, ceramics, cameras, WWI and WWII exhibitions. Dressing up fun and award winning RAT trail.

Adults £3.50, children

Biddulph Grange Garden Grange Road Biddulph Staffordshire ST8 7SD T: 01782 517999 Biddulph Grange National Trust

(5 – 16) £2, under 5s free Family (2 adults + 3 children) £10 Open daily 25th Mar – 5th Nov, 11am – 4pm

National Trust members free Other ticket prices tbc Open every day from 11am Closing times: Mar – Oct 5.30pm or dusk Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 3.30pm

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An ingenious garden of hidden gardens created as an extension of one man’s beliefs, scientific interests and global collection of plants. Explore the glen high walk bridge, Chinese garden, Egyptian pyramid, dahlia walk and oldest golden larch in Britain. Spot golden seahorses, feed the fish and create your own adventures along the Woodland Walk.

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Open 12noon – 5pm (last admission 4pm) Apr: Sat, Sun and Mon Easter: 18 – 22 Apr. inc. May – Sep: Daily (closed 18, 19 and 20 July) Oct: Sat, Sun and Mon Open for Christmas: 3 – 14 Dec, 10.30am – 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Medieval and Tudor manor house, untouched by time. Owned by Lord Edward Manners. Close to the popular market town of Bakewell. Beautiful and historic terraced gardens. Favourite film and TV location, featuring in several versions of ‘Jane Eyre’. Special events throughout the season, including visits from the Tudor Group.

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Bolsover Castle Bolsover Castle Castle Street, Bolsover Chesterfield S44 6PR T: 01246 822844 Bolsover Castle Explore this unique 17th century castle with sumptuously painted walls and ceilings and see fabulous views of the rolling countryside from the newly restored wall walk – open for the first time in 400 years! A brand new exhibition and outdoor play area make this a must see attraction. Don’t miss our exciting bank holiday events!

For opening times and admission prices please visit the English Heritage website. English Heritage members free. Children under 5 free

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Treak Cliff Cavern – Home of Blue John Stone Treak Cliff Cavern Buxton Road Castleton Hope Valley S33 8WP T: 01433 620571 F: 01433 620519 Treak Cliff Cavern @TreakCliff Prices: adults £8.95, child (5 – 15) years £4.95, students/OAP/YHA £8.00, family £25.50 (2 + 2) Hassop Station Hassop Road, Near Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1NW T: 01629 815668

Mid-Feb to Mid-Nov: open 10am, tours every 30 mins, last tour starts at 4.20pm

See menu for prices Open: 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week, all year round

Mid-Nov to Mid-Feb: open 10am, tours every 30 mins, last tour starts at 3.20pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

Visit an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home to the unique Blue John Stone, including the largest piece ever found still in-situ. Hear the amazing story of the lost Blue John vein, re-discovered in 2013. The gift shop sells a unique range of Blue John jewellery and ornaments.

Award-winning café, gift shop, book shop and ice cream kiosk on the spectacular Monsal Trail just outside Bakewell. Sun terrace, covered outdoor seating, kids’ play houses. Lovely homemade food in a friendly atmosphere. Fully licensed. Large car park. Level access. Cycle hire centre on site.

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Attractions Chapel en LE Frith




Rode Hall & Gardens

Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

Rode Hall & Gardens, Church Lane, Scholar Green, Cheshire ST7 3QP T: 01270 873237 Rode Hall & Gardens @Rode_Hall An 18th Century house set in a Repton landscape, containing fine furniture and porcelain. The garden is renowned for snowdrop walks, rhododendrons and azaleas, and the magnificent two acre walled kitchen garden.

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House Adult £7/ Concessions £6 Gardens Adult £5/ Concessions £4 Children over 4 £1 Snowdrop Walks 8th Feb – 16th March daily exc Mondays 12 – 4pm. Gardens open 1 Apr – 25 Sep Tues, Wed, Thurs, bank holidays 12 – 5pm. House open Apr – Sept Wed, bank holidays 2 – 5pm.


Crich Tramway Village

The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road Chapel en le Frith, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 0QS T: 01298 814099 Chestnut Centre

Admission charge (see website for details) Open every day except 25th and 26th December and weekends only in January

From the endangered giant otter to loveable polecats and free-roaming deer, there’s something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. Set in beautiful landscaped grounds in the Derbyshire High Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, the park is home to four species of otter, 17 species of owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats and sika and fallow deer. Look out for our special events and meet the keeper sessions all year round.

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Renishaw Hall and Gardens

Crich Tramway Village Town End, Crich, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 5DP T: 01773 854321 Crich Tramway Village Visit Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire’s award-winning family attraction. Enjoy unlimited tram rides in a recreated village street along the track to breathtaking views. Plus play areas, exhibitions, shops, tea-rooms and lots more. A relaxing day out for all the family! See website for school holiday activities and events.

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Renishaw Hall Renishaw, Near Chesterfield Derbyshire S21 3WB T: 01246 432310 Renishaw Hall and Gardens

Gardens and museum open 29 March – 28 September 10.30am – 4.30pm. Hall tours available Fridays at 1pm and 2.30pm and at weekends in August. Group tours welcome throughout the year Adult £6.50 (garden), Concessions £5.50, Child £3, under 5s free

Renishaw Hall and its impressive gardens have been the home of the Sitwell family for almost 400 years. Alexandra Sitwell, the current owner, welcomes you to her home today. Beautiful garden areas, borders, water features, lake and woodland to visit. Tours of the historic hall, gardens and vineyard available throughout the season.

Derby LIVE present LIVE performances, events & festivals at the Assembly Rooms, Guildhall Theatre & outdoor spaces across the city. Variety is our middle name and across our programme you'll find musicals, comedy, classical music, tribute shows, rock & pop, opera, talks, pantomime, family entertainment & outdoor events.

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Factory tours: £5 adult £4.50 concessions £2.50 under 16s Family tickets £12.50 Groups of 20 or more £4.50 each

Attractions Hopton



The Heights of Abraham

Hopton Hall Snowdrop and Summer Gardens Emma Tallis, Hopton Hall Hopton, Near Carsington Water Wirksworth DE4 4DF T: 01629 540923 Hopton Hall Snowdrop Gardens, five acres of woodland covered with snowdrops in a completely natural setting. Tea room open. Summer Gardens, spectacular historic walled garden planted with over 2,000 roses. Wander through the formal gardens including croquet lawn, rosewalk, wildlife lake, arboretum, laburnum tunnel, birch avenue. Tea and refreshments on the terrace with wonderful views.



Snowdrop Gardens open every day from 1st Feb – 2nd Mar 10.30am – 4pm Summer Gardens open every Tues, Wed and Thur from 17th June – 28th Aug 10.30am – 4pm Adult £4, child (up to 16) free, parking free


Rudyard Lake Steam Railway Rudyard Lake Steam Railway Rudyard Station, Rudyard Nr. Leek, Staffordshire ST13 8PF T: 01538 306704 Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

The Heights of Abraham Matlock Bath DE4 3NT T: 01629 582365 F: 01629 581128 The Heights of Abraham @Hts_of_ Abraham

Open daily 15 February-2 March; Weekends only 8 March-23 March; Daily 29 March-2 November; 10am-4.30pm (later in holidays) See our advert on the back cover

A unique place, something for everyone! Take a spectacular cable car ride, explore two famous show caverns, wander woodland trails, enjoy stunning views, play and picnic areas, licensed bar/café. Special events in summer. New for Spring 2014 ‘The Long View’ Exhibition, see & hear our 230 year story about the estate.

Magical 3 mile return trip alongside beautiful historic Rudyard Lake. Our narrow gauge steam trains are the best way to see and access the Lake. The ideal family day out.

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Matlock Farm Park Jaggers Lane Near Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5LH T: 01246 590200 Matlock Farm Park @MatlockFarmPark We are a family-friendly open farm, with lots of animals to see and pet. We also offer horse riding lessons and off-road pony treks. Please visit our website for more information.

Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, children £5.50. Family tickets £22.50 Open all year except Christmas and New Year


Melbourne Hall and Gardens Melbourne Derbyshire DE73 8EN T: 01332 862502 Melbourne Hall and Gardens is the delightful historic family home of the Kerr family but has connections with two Victorian Prime Ministers, including Lord Melbourne who gave his name to the Australian city. The 18th century-style garden with yew tunnel, pools and Bakewell’s Birdcage has a modern planting scheme too.

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Garden: Adults £4.50, senior £3.50, children £3.50, family £12.50. Hall & garden: Adults £6.50, senior £5.50, children £4.50, family £17.50. Open: garden Apr-Sep, Wed, Sat, Sun, bank holidays 1.30-5.30pm. Hall & garden every day in Aug except for first 3 Mons. Hall 2pm- last entry 4.15pm. Garden 1.30-5.30pm. Visitor centre, shops, tea room open various times all year

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Adults £8, senior citizens £6.50, children (3 – 5) £2.30, (6 – 15) £4.30, family £24 Open every weekend 11am – 5.30pm. Also mid-week during summer and bank holidays

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Peak Shopping Village Chatsworth Road Rowsley DE4 2JE T: 01629 735326 Peak Shopping Village @Peak Shopping Village

1st March – 31st October 10am – 5.30pm 1st November – 28th February 10am – 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm

Peak Shopping Village is nestled in the heart of the Peak District between Matlock and Bakewell. National retailers and independent shops offer value and variety, in a unique and relaxed setting. A good selection of hot meals and snacks available from Massarella's. Parking is free for cars and coaches. Free Wheelchairs available for use.

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Denby Visitor Centre

Denby Visitor Centre Derby Road Denby, Near Ripley DE5 8NX T: 01773 740799 F: 01773 740749 VisitDenby

Free entry and parking Open daily, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 5pm (Guided tours available February – October)

The home of Denby Pottery since 1809. Attractive courtyard with Cookery, Garden and Gift Shops. The largest collection of Denby in the world with savings of up to 60% off rrp. Fully guided tours of the working factory including ‘hands on’ activities, free daily cookery demonstrations, Bourne’s Restaurant, museum, outdoor play area and regular special events.



Churnet Valley Railway £11 adults, £9 seniors, £5 children, under 4s free

Churnet Valley Railway Cheddleton Station, Near Leek ST13 7EE Kingsley Froghall Station ST10 2HA T: 01538 750755 Churnet-Valley-Railway-1992-PLC @cvr_official

Open: every Sun April – end of Sept

Hidden in the Churnet Valley, this preserved railway is Staffordshire’s best kept secret. The 101⁄2 mile return journey incorporates Cheddleton Victorian station, Froghall award-winning tearooms and Consall Forge in idyllic surroundings.


Every Sat May – mid-Sept Every Wed July and Aug plus all Bank Holidays


Rosliston Forestry Centre Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston Swadlincote DE12 8JX T: 01283 563483 Rosliston Forestry Centre @ RFC1993 Whether you prefer the tranquillity of woodland walks, lakes and trails or the excitement of activities such as archery, falconry, orienteering or woodland laser combat, Rosliston Forestry Centre has something for everyone.

Free admission Car park £1 up to 1 hour, £2.50 all day Open all year round Activities must be pre-booked

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Tideswell School of Food Short courses from £35

Tideswell School of Food, The Courtyard, Commercial Road Tideswell SK17 8NY T: 01298 871262 Tideswell Food @TideswellFood

Half day courses from £70 Full day courses from £130

Whether you are looking to improve your skills or simply have some fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, our cookery courses are a great way to unleash your culinary creativity.

Bespoke packages available for groups

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Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH T: 01909 720378 Creswell-Crags CreswellCrags A world-famous archaeological limestone gorge with caves and a lake. Home to Britain’s most northerly Ice Age Cave Art. The museum displays one of the richest collections of Ice Age artefacts with interactive exhibits that explore the lifestyle of our distant ancestors and the environment in which they lived. Cave tours at weekends and school holidays. Please contact the centre for advice if you are visiting with children under 5.

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Free admission to the gorge and building. Ice Age Tour Robin Hood Cave Adult £6.50, Child £4.50, Concession £5.50. Rock Art Tour Church Hole Adult £8, Child £6, Concession £7. Offer applies when both tours are booked. Gift Aid available. Open: Feb – Oct every day 10am– 5.30pm(10am – 16.30 Feb & Oct), Nov – Jan weekends only 10am – 4.30pm

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Booking information Contact the accommodation Book directly with the accommodation you’ve chosen, contact details are on each of the advertisements. Please mention that you found your accommodation in the Peak District Visitor Guide.

Contact a Tourist Information Centre Contact a Tourist Information Centre who should be able to book accommodation for you. Alternatively, you can call in when you arrive in the area. Tourist Information Centre contact details are listed on Page 98.

Online Booking

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ratings made easy Accommodation in this guide is rated with stars, except for the AA assessed camping and caravanning sites which are graded with pennants. These Quality ratings are designed to meet expectations of consumers with regards to quality and facilities. Higher star and pennant ratings are therefore more difficult to achieve than lower ones. ★ - Simple, practical, no frills ★★ - Well presented and well run ★★★ - Good level of quality and comfort ★★★★ - Excellent standard throughout ★★★★★ - Exceptional with a degree of luxury Visit Peak District & Derbyshire do not issue ratings and therefore cannot accept responsibility for the quality of services and facilities provided by accommodation businesses advertising in this guide, and no recommendation of any property is implied by its inclusion. Any complaints should be directed to the appropriate quality grading organisation or, in the case of non-graded properties, the business itself. Awaiting Grading At the time of going to press, these properties have applied to participate in the relevant scheme and are waiting to be assessed. AA Red and Yellow Stars (from ★ to ★★★★★ and from ★ to ★★★★★)

AA Black pennants for Camping and Caravanning (from to ) Symbolise quality and the range of facilities at camping and caravanning sites. VisitEngland Stars (from ★ to ★★★★★) The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme. For more information please see Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service This verifies that the visitor attraction satisfies VisitBritain’s requirements of quality on the condition, standard of facilities and services provided. For more information please see

key to awards and associations

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; Coach parties welcomed > Gay/lesbian friendly A Accept groups \ Single sex groups NOT accepted ? Single sex groups welcomed Leisure facilities 8 Cycles for hire U Fishing V Golf available (onsite or nearby) T Pony trekking/horse riding W Shooting 3 Water sports onsite O Games room onsite 4 Snooker/billiards/pool onsite z Health/beauty facilities onsite + Leisure club (onsite or nearby) ¼ Gym onsite R Squash onsite S Tennis onsite N Sauna onsite Q Swimming pool, outdoor onsite P Swimming pool, indoor onsite Languages

¬ Staff fluent in Arabic ¿ Staff fluent in Chinese ¥ Staff fluent in Dutch ¾ Staff fluent in French _ Staff fluent in German « Staff fluent in Hindustani ¦ Staff fluent in Italian § Staff fluent in Japanese ± Staff fluent in Polish ® Staff fluent in Portuguese ª Staff fluent in Russian © Staff fluent in Spanish ² Staff fluent in Welsh Facilities / Air conditioning 0 Central heating t Conference facilities Disabled toilets d Dogs/pets NOT accepted i Facilities for corporate hospitality W Disabled facilities a Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement A Regular entertainment WiFi or internet access s Ironing facilities * Laundry facilities



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Callow Hall Hotel


Mappleton, Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 2AA T: 01335 300900 Callow Hall Country House Hotel @CallowHallHotel



Cavendish Hotel

aa ★★★ hotel

Cavendish Hotel Church lane Baslow DE45 1SP T: 01246 582311 The Cavendish Hotel Baslow

B&B from £50 pppn 16De, 5Te, 1Fe

Prices from £84.50 pppn 2Te, 1Fe, 1Suite, 20De

Callow Hall is a unique country house hotel with an unrivalled setting and renowned restaurant, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District, close to the lively market town of Ashbourne. Surrounded by 35 acres of private garden, fields and woodland, it really is a haven of peace and tranquillity but also a perfect base for exploring the splendours that Derbyshire and the Peak District have to offer.

Occupying a unique location overlooking the Chatsworth Estate, The Cavendish provides an elegant and comfortable base from which to explore the Derbyshire Peak District. Welcoming staff, comfortable rooms and a choice of restaurants. 

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The Lathkil Hotel


Hotel of the year & outstanding customer service

East Lodge Hotel Country House Hotel

NON-GRADED B&B from £37.50 pppn 4De (2 can be Te)

School Lane Over Haddon Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JE T: 01629 812501 TheLathkilHotel @LathkilHotel


The Lathkil Hotel is perched on the hillside of Lathkill Dale, enjoying spectacular panoramic views over the Peak District. Serving locally-sourced homemade food and real ales with four ensuite bedrooms.

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East Lodge Country House Hotel, Rowsley, Bakewell DE4 2EF T: 01629 734474 East Lodge Hotel @eastlodgehotel

B&B from just £50 pppn

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A warm, friendly yet award-winning welcome awaits you at East Lodge, the Derbyshire Peak District’s highest rated hotel. There are 10 acres of landscaped water gardens to explore and being one of the very closest hotels to Chatsworth House, East Lodge really is the perfect setting for a country escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As a national tourism award winner for both “Hotel of the Year” and “Outstanding Customer Service” East Lodge leads the way in setting the standards for service, friendliness and luxury accommodation – yet maintains an affordable price tag with special offers available all year round.

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Mr James Moffett Biggin Hall Hotel, Biggin-by-Hartington Buxton SK17 0DH T: 01298 84451 Biggin Hall Hotel Biggin Hall Hotel

B&B From £90 per room, per night 21 en-suite rooms, 10 of which are dog friendly

Gloriously sited in the Peak District National Park, 17th Century Grade II* listed, Biggin Hall is quirky and welcoming. Arched mullions, antiques and log fires give the Hall a wealth of character and charm. Friendly and unobtrusive service, excellent locally sourced cuisine. A great base for walkers and cyclists – delightful paths and trails radiate from the grounds. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey are all within easy reach.

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B&B from £65 prpn 5Se, 22De, 7Te, 1Fe


Alison Park Hotel 3 Temple Road Buxton SK17 9BA T: 01298 22473 F: 01298 72709

The Rutland Arms Hotel’s town location and proximity to stunning landscapes and major historical attractions, make it the perfect base from which to explore the unique Peak District, Britain’s first national park. Welcoming staff, comfortable rooms and superb service.

A short walk through the Pavilion Gardens to town centre. The hotel provides a good selection of fresh locally produced food, wines from around the world and offer a warm welcome and friendly service.

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Old Hall Hotel

Old Hall Hotel The Square Buxton SK17 6BD T: 01298 22841 F: 01298 72437 OldHallBuxton @OldhallBuxton

aa ★★★★ hotel


Peak Edge Hotel Darley Road, Stonedge Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 0LW T: 01246 566142 Peak Edge Hotel at The Red Lion

B&B from £44.50 pppn from singles to 4-poster beds 15De, 9Te, 2Se, 4Fe, 4De (4-poster), 3 superior doubles


Peak Edge Hotel

aa ★★★★ hotel

B&B from £99 prpn 81%

16De, 8Te, 6Fe

The oldest hotel in England, one time host to Mary Queen of Scots. At the heart of the beautiful Peak District, in the elegant Spa town of Buxton, just across the Georgian Square from one of the most exquisite Opera Houses in this country. This is one of those hotels you often think about yet rarely find. And when you do, you only tell your best friends.

Family Owned Luxury 4 star Hotel on the edge of the Peak District National Park. All 27 bedrooms boast stunning views over the Derbyshire Countryside and include 4 suites, accessible and family rooms. Only 10 minutes drive from Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Matlock. Adjoining the hotel is the 1 rosette award winning Red Lion Bar & Bistro. One of Trip Advisors ‘Travellers Choice’ small hotel winners.

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John C. Millican, The Lee Wood Hotel The Park, Buxton SK17 6TQ T: 01298 23002 The Best Western Lee Wood Hotel @TheLeeWoodHotel

B&B from £71-£200 pppn Short breaks available

Intake Lane Cromford DE4 3RH T: 01629 822211 AlisonHouseHotelCromford

22De, 14Te, 2Fe

A country house style hotel situated in its own gardens, yet only a few moments from Buxton centre and Opera House. The hotel offers high quality accommodation with facilities to impress even the most discerning. Our fine dining award-winning restaurant is well-known throughout the region. Brasserie menu also available.

B&B from £55 – £120 pppn 13De, 1Te, 1Se, 1Fe

Alison House Hotel is a Georgian style house built by the Arkwright family and set in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. Set in seven acres of grounds, with beautiful gardens, in a peaceful setting. We have 16 rooms that are all ensuite.

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Casa Hotel

Casa Hotel, Lockoford Lane Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 7JB T: 01246 245999 Casa Hotel @casahotels

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B&B from £99 prpn 70De, 24Te, 6Fe


derby Marriott Breadsall Priory

Breadsall Priory A Marriott Hotel and Country Club Moor Road, Morley, Near Derby DE7 6DL T: 01332 832235


B&B from £75 pppn 37De, 75Te

Casa Hotel is Derbyshire's highest rated 4-star independent hotel. Each of our 100 bedrooms (including 6 suites, 2 with balcony hot tubs) are designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Our 11 business suites are purpose-built to offer the latest conferencing solutions, catering for 2 to 280 delegates, including a banqueting suite for up to 200 seated guests. A gym, a 100 cover, 2 rosette-awarded restaurant and Barca bar. Fully air-conditioned, free WiFi and 200 free car parking spaces.

Set in 300 acres of Derbyshire countryside and proud to be the oldest Marriott Hotel in the world. With a choice of two contrasting restaurants, full leisure and spa facilities as well as two 18-hole golf courses, this country club hotel is the perfect retreat.

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Three Horseshoes Inn & Country Hotel

Three Horseshoes Inn and Country Hotel Blackshaw Moor, Leek ST13 8TW T: 01538 300296 Three Horseshoes Inn and Country Hotel @3_horseshoesinn

VISITENGLAND ★★★ aa ★★★ hotel

B&B from £44.25 pppn 3Tpb, 21Dpb, 2Fpb

Family-run Inn and Country Hotel, situated on A53, 2 miles north of Leek and edge of Peak National Park. 26 bedrooms ranging from boutique style standard bedrooms to luxury bedrooms offering 4-poster beds, whirlpool baths, LCD TV. Traditional Bar Carvery or 2 AA Rosette Brasserie. Special offers and DBB rates available.

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Wind in the Willows Hotel

AA ★★ Country House Hotel

Mr Ian Wilkinson Wind in the Willows Hotel Derbyshire level Glossop SK13 7PT T: 01457 868001 F: 01457 853354

B&B from £79.50 pppn 9De, 3Te


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The George Hotel

Main Road Hathersage Derbyshire S32 1BB T: 01433 650436

6De, 1Se, 1Fe

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The Peacock at Rowsley

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B&B from £65 pppn 3Se, 15De, 3Te, 1Fe

Seven miles from Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District, the 500 year old George has been transformed into a relaxing haven in which to unwind, featuring contemporary décor, highly rated two AA Rosette cuisine, renowned friendly and unobtrusive service, whilst retaining elegant charm and character.

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B&B from £50 – £75pppn

Find character, comfort and unique atmosphere within a restored 18th century townhouse with eight individually designed rooms. Renowned food reputation for dinner and breakfast using locally sourced produce. Located in the heart of the old spa town of Matlock Bath, an ideal centre from which to explore the Peak District, close to Chatsworth and within walking distance of Heights of Abraham.

Early Victorian country house hotel, nestling in the foothills of the Pennines, yet 1 mile from Glossop centre. Enjoy the peace, quiet and relaxation of oak-panelled rooms, crackling open log fires and excellent traditional cuisine.


Hodgkinson’s Hotel 150 south Parade, Matlock Bath DE4 3NR T: 01629 582170 Hodgkinsons Hotel @Hodgkinsonhotel


The Peacock at Rowsley Bakewell Road, Rowsley DE4 2EB T: 01629 733518 @ThePeacockatRowsley ThePeacock

B&B from £160 midweek from £225 Friday and Saturday 2Se, 6De, 7D

Our privately-owned hotel is an ideal centre from which to explore the Peak District. We have been awarded three AA rosettes and we serve excellent food, both in our dining room and bar. We now have 14 bedrooms plus one suite with a bedroom including iPod docks, and seperate lounge. Dry fly fishing is available on the Derbyshire Wye. Leisure club nearby.

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Guesthouses & B&Bs



Crich Lane Farm

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ FArmhouSE Mr Richard & Mrs Kate Green Crich Lane Farm, Moorwood Moor Lane Wessington, Alfreton DE55 6DU T: 01773 835186 M: 07855 510187 www. Crich Lane Farm

B&B from £35-£50 pppn

Come and visit our beautiful farmhouse bed and breakfast set in 30 acres of superb countryside. We have five new luxury rooms opening on 3rd August 2012 all with king, super king or zip beds. Short walk to village and pub. Enjoy free range eggs with your breakfast. Private coarse fishing.


Middle Farm

VISITENGLAND ★★★ B&B Mrs Rowbottom Middle Farm Apesford, Bradnop Leek ST13 7EX T: 01538 382839

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere in renovated farmhouse set in peaceful countryside. Easy reach of Peak District, Potteries and Alton Towers. Private off-road parking. Horses and riders, walkers, twitchers welcome.

B&B Double £30 pppn Single £40 pppn Reductions: extra nights, sharing, under 13s 2De, 1Te, 2D/Fe

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Lavender House

NON-GRADED B&B £40 pppn 2De, 1Te

18A The Green Road Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 1ED T: 01335 343897

1Se, 3De, 1Te, 2Fe, 1 Luxury Suite, 1 Luxury Family Suite, 1 Luxury Disabled Room (10 rooms)

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Best of town and country – peaceful yet convenient garden setting, three minutes from town centre (markets Thursday and Saturday). Three minutes from Tissington Trail, Carsington Reservoir. Walking, fishing, cycling. Parking for four cars.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ GUEST ACCOMMODATION Mrs Lynne Imeson The Old Chapel Wetton, Near Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 2AF T: 01335 310450

B&B from £40 pppn 2De, 1Te

A stone’s throw from Dovedale and the Manifold Valley, Chatsworth and Alton Towers a short drive away. The Old Chapel is your escape to the country. Walks from the door. Pub 200 yards away. Relax!

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Guesthouses & B&Bs Ashbourne


Peak District Spa




The Haven


Haddon Road Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1AW T: 01629 812113 The Haven Bakewell

4De, 2Te

Jeremy will welcome you to his home which is opposite the park, a five minute level riverside walk to the town centre and shops, pubs and restaurants. Six ensuite rooms, three rooms available as twin or double, tastefully furnished and decorated. Hearty English breakfast. Ground floor luxury suite with own entrance. Private parking.

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Westmorland House

£27 ppnb to £39 ppnb


Mrs Lesley Westmorland Westmorland House Park Road, Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1AX T: 01629 812932 F: 01629 812932

2De, 2Te

Picturesque stone buildings with a superb outlook over Alsop Dale, cobbled courtyard, terrace and gardens. Just a short walk from the Tissington Trail, Mill Dale, facilities at Rivendale including bar, WiFi café, restaurant, children’s play area. The bedrooms are superbly equipped with luxurious en-suites, underfloor heating, solid oak/marble floors. Day Fly fishing lake now on site.

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Wyeclose Bed & Breakfast


Mrs Dawn Wootton Old School Farm Uppertown, Ashover Chesterfield S45 0JF T: 01246 590813

B&B from £32 pppn 1S, 1D, 2Fe

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Tim and Judith Sargent The Garden Room 1 Park Road Bakewell DE45 1AX T: 01629 814299

B&B from £33 pppn 1De/Se

5 minutes walk from town centre. Luxury, ground floor, self-contained suite with private entrance, overlooking garden, including your own lounge/dining room. Hearty breakfasts. Winter breaks. Come and be spoilt!

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ GUEST ACCOMMODATION Single rooms from £60-£70 Double & Twin rooms from £35£40 pppn

Mr and Mrs Rowland Chy-an-Dour, Vicarage Lane Ashford-in-the-Water Bakewell DE45 1QN T: 01629 813162 First class accommodation in a quiet position, overlooking a picturesque village. Our aim is for the satisfaction and enjoyment of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Children from three years old welcome.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Helen Lansdown Orchard House Castle Drive Bakewell DE45 1AS T: 07857 427127

Spacious, elegant accommodation in large Victorian house. Quietly situated ten minutes walk from the centre of Bakewell. Secure parking and cycle storage. Separate guest entrance and lounge.

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Ms Helen Wilson Wyeclose B&B 5 Granby Croft, Bakewell DE45 1ET T: 01629 813702 @wyeclosebnb A peaceful Edwardian house in the heart of Bakewell, two minutes walk from all town amenities, Wyeclose is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful Peak District.

Spacious, friendly accommodation in open countryside. Well-maintained, comfortable ‘home from home’. Hearty farmhouse breakfasts and warm welcome awaits. Ideal base for visiting Peak District and all local attractions. We do NOT accept payment by card. Cheque or cash only.



Excellent accommodation with short, level walk to town by riverside. Highly complimented breakfasts. Plenty of choice. Guest private entrance with staircase leading to two tastefully-decorated en-suite rooms. Private parking. Outside seating area to enjoy the lovely seasonal flowers.

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B&B from £30 pppn 1De, 1Tpb



Yorkshire Bridge Inn


Mr John Illingworth Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Ashopton Road Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AZ T: 01433 651361 F: 01433 651361 Yorkshire Bridge Inn @Yorkshirebridge



The Cedars


Neil and Ann Wayne The Cedars, Belper Derbyshire DE56 1DD T: 01773 824157 M: 07802 708389 @ConcertinaMuse

B&B from £35 pppn 14Se, 12De, 4Te, 3Fe

B&B from £32 pppn 2De, 1Te, 3Fe Food Hygiene Rating 5

We offer several spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with Sky TV, and fine views. A pleasant guests’ lounge and dining room with inglenook and woodstove. WiFi, telephone for guests’ use. Large terraced gardens and play area with secure parking. The Cedars is close to the town’s shops, pubs, restaurants and facilities.

Set in a glorious location near the Ladybower Reservoir, this award- winning freehouse serves fine ales and a huge range of reasonably priced traditional dishes, lunchtime and evening (all day on Sundays). Owned and managed by the Illingworth family. Full colour brochure. Open all year. Special breaks.

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Stoney Ridge

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Mrs Helen Plant Stoney Ridge Granby Road, Bradwell Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 9HU T: 01433 620538

Bubnell Cliff Farm Mrs Susan Mills Bubnell Cliff Farm Wheatlands Lane, Baslow Bakewell DE45 1RF T: 01246 582454

B&B from £32.50 pppn or from £65.00 prpn 1De, 1Dpb

Traditional farmhouse on working farm within the Chatsworth Estate. Peaceful setting, magnificent views, roaring log fires and spacious bathrooms to help you relax. Hearty English breakfast or delicious alternative.

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B&B from £37 pppn 3De, 1Tpb

Large bungalow, set in established gardens with wonderful views over the Hope Valley, just 3 miles from Castleton and in the pretty village of Bradwell. Heated indoor pool, reduction from 3rd night onwards.

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Barrel Inn

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Philip and Diane Cone Bretton Nr Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5QD T: 01433 630856


B&B from £42 pppn (2 people sharing) £60 Single 3De, 1Tpb

Dating back over 400 years, this country inn has spectacular views over five counties. Excellent locally sourced food is served. Real ales and log fires complement the bar. Four well appointed comfortable bedrooms are available.

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B&B from £134 prpn 7De, 1Fe


9 Green Lane B&B

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ B&B Mr Rupert Cotton 9 Green Lane B&B 9 Green Lane Buxton SK17 9DP T: 01298 73731 F: 01298 73731

Offering the charm and character of an historic inn combined with a contemporary twist, The Devonshire Arms is at the heart of village life. Set within the Chatsworth Estate itself, the inn offers 14 luxurious bedrooms each with ensuite facilities. The Brasserie restaurant serves an extensive menu of mouth-watering dishes and flavoursome local ales.

Fine Victorian house, situated in quiet location within walking distance of town centre. Refurbished to highest standards to provide luxury and comfort. Some rooms on ground floor, all en-suite.

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B&B from £40 pppn 2Se, 5De, 2Te

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Braemar Guest House




Fernydale Farm

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ FARMHOUSE Yasmin Bradbury Fernydale Farm Earl Sterndale Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0BS T: 01298 83236

B&B from £38 pppn 2De, 1Fe

Set amongst stunning scenery, Fernydale Farm offers guests a warm friendly welcome. Relax in the cosy conservatory. Within easy reach of many attractions, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and the Dales.

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B&B from £34 pppn

Griff House

3De, 1Te, 1Dpb, 3Se, 1Spb

Braemar is an attractive, long-established, central yet quietly situated, Victorian character residence offering comfortable and homely accommodation, within easy reach of the many famous attractions Buxton and the Peak District have to offer. Relaxed atmosphere, traditional food, weekly terms and off-peak breaks available. Please visit our website.

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ GUEST ACCOMMODATION Martin and Kathryn Gilson Griff House 2 Compton Road, Buxton SK17 9DN T: 01298 23628 M: 07725 797640 Griff House Buxton

2De, 2Te, 1Fe

Griff House is a newly refurbished Victorian property, ideally placed for guests to explore everything Buxton and the Peak District has to offer. We are situated in a quiet yet central position, with a friendly atmosphere and comfortable ensuite rooms.

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Devonshire Lodge Guest House

Grosvenor House


B&B from £35 pppn


Alison and Kevin Morrissey Grosvenor House Broad Walk Buxton SK17 6JE T: 01298 72439

B&B from £32.50 pppn Single occupancy £52 pppn 1Se, 5De, 1Te, 1Fe

En-suite accommodation in a quiet location, overlooking pavillion gardens and Buxton opera house and only 3 minutes walk to the town centre, restaurants and pubs. All rooms offer a full range of comforts with stair lift access to the first floor. Free parking.

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B&B from £32 pppn

King’s Croft Guest House

Open Easter to September 1De, 1Dpb, 1Te

Shirley and John are delighted to welcome you to their 4-star, silver awarded guest house, situated in a lovely conservation area 3 minutes from the Opera House, Pavilion Gardens, shopping areas and restaurants. With extensive flower gardens and private car parking, our aim is to give excellent value with personal service and friendly hospitality. Please view our website.

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Dave & Dee Sedgwick 10 Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DP T: 01298 22757 M: 07889 977971 F: 01298 27858

Single from £45 pn Double from £75 pn Family from £110 pn Open all year round

We welcome you to stay in our late Victorian luxury Guest House, situated in a central yet quiet position in Buxton, in the heart of the Peak District. Here you will find everything you need for a relaxing break in comfortable surroundings with period decor and furnishings.

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Trevor Woolcock Netherdale Guest House 16 Green Lane Buxton SK17 9DP T: 01298 23896

B&B from £32.50 pppn 2Se, 4De, 2Te, 2Fe

A Victorian house with timeless character, friendly atmosphere and ample parking. Situated in a quiet location, close to Opera House and market place with a wealth of bars, pubs and restaurants. Netherdale is licensed. Internet access available.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ GUEST HOUSE Tim and Elizabeth Blagbrough The Old Manse Guest House 6 Clifton Road, Silverlands Buxton SK17 6QL T: 01298 25638 @OldManseGuestHo

Our elegant, Victorian, stone-built property is steeped in history and is ideally situated in a quiet leafy residential area. Delicious home-cooked breakfasts using local produce. A short walk to the town centre, Opera House and Pavilion Gardens. Parking. Ideal for exploring the Peak District National Park. Free WiFi.

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B&B from £35 pppn 1Spb, 2De/Te/Fe, 4De/Te

Guesthouses & B&Bs castleton


Bargate Cottage B&B

GUEST ACCOMMODATION Mrs Fiona Saxon Bargate Cottage Market Place, Castleton Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WQ T: 01433 620201

B&B from £28 pppn 2Se, 1De, 2Te, 1Fe

Perfectly positioned for all Peak attractions/town centre. Boasting private parking, clean non-smoking en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi, toiletries and refreshments. Exceptional quality at affordable prices. View our Virtual Tour online.

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Causeway House Bed & Breakfast Back Street, Castleton Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WE T: 01433 623291 Causeway House B&B

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ GUEST HoUSE Anis Louise Guest House 34 Clarence Road, Chesterfield S40 1LN T: 01246 235412 Anis Louise Guest House @anis_louise

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Anis Louise Guest House

B&B from £35 pppn

Lovely 17th Century cottage in a quiet position below Peveril Castle, overlooking village green. Pretty bedrooms offering all the comforts of home, with thoughtful extras. Delicious Derbyshire breakfast. Ideal base for exploring or simply relaxing.

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Clarendon Guest House


Mr and Mrs Alan Boardman Clarendon Guest House 32 Clarence Road, West Bars Chesterfield S40 1LN T: 01246 235004

From £35.00 pppn

2S, 1Se, 1De, 1Te

Large Victorian house with homely atmosphere, close to town centre. Full English breakfast, ‘second to none’. Freeview digital TV in all rooms. Pleasant walled garden. Only 10 miles from Chatsworth. Overnight laundry service available on request.

Nick and Janet welcome you to their former 16th century Cruck cottage, with old, oak beams in the centre of Castleton. Relax and enjoy the beautiful Peak District at its best. Limited off road parking. Patio garden. Pets are welcomed by arrangement.

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Dunscar Farm Bed & Breakfast

Stainsby Mill Farm


Mrs Janet Glennerster Dunscar Farm Bed & Breakfast Castleton Hope Valley S33 8WA T: 01433 620483

B&B from £32.50 pppn 3De, 1Dpb, 1Te

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Acorns Guest House

B&B from £25 pppn

A warm welcome awaits at this traditional working dairy farm, built around 1860, just outside the entrance to Hardwick Park, with easy access to the M1. Full English breakfast including homemade preserves.

Delightful farmhouse set at the foot of Mam Tor, on the outskirts of Castleton. Excellent base for walking and cycling with direct access to footpaths from the farm. Two double rooms on the ground floor, one with wheelchair access. Open all year. Ample parking. Free WiFi.



Mrs Charlotte Hitch Stainsby Mill Farm Stainsby Heath, Chesterfield S44 5RW T: 01246 850288




Cressbrook Hall

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ B&B B&B from £52.50 pppn

Mrs Bobby Hull-Bailey Cressbrook Hall Cressbrook Buxton SK17 8SY T: 01298 871289 F: 01298 871845

1De, 1Te, 1Fe

An imposing country residence, stunningly situated near a steep limestone gorge. Elegant en-suite bedrooms, complemented by exquisite period dining room. The recently-restored Orangery is ideal for wedding receptions, family reunions, corporate events etc.

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B&B £28-£30 pppn

Red House Stables and Carriage Museum

1Se, 2De, 1Te, 2Fe


A spacious, homely, detached guest house overlooking a beautiful mature garden. Private car park ideally situated close to the town centre and train station. A freshly-cooked and plentiful English breakfast. All rooms en-suite with hospitality tray and a large plasma television. Ideally placed to explore the Peak District.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★ GUEST ACCOMMODATION Gail Rodgers Abigails Guest House 62 Brockwell Lane Chesterfield S40 4EE T: 01246 279391 F: 01246 854468

B&B from £27 pppn 2Se, 3De, 2Te

Mrs Caroline Dale-Leech Red House Stables and Carriage Museum Old Road, Darley Dale Matlock DE4 2ER T: 01629 733583

B&B from £40 pppn 1S, 2De, 1T, 1Fe Open all year

Relax whilst eating breakfast in the conservatory overlooking panoramic views of Chesterfield and the surrounding moorlands. Easy access to Chatsworth, Bolsover, Hardwick Hall and the Peak District. Award-winning B&B.

A friendly welcome, where you can relax and enjoy the quiet country life and appreciate the magnificent views. Family-run and tastefully furnished with all mod cons. Full English breakfast to set you up for the day. Watch the horses working or take a trip by carriage and pair.


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Derby Conference Centre


London Road Derby DE24 8UX T: 01332 861 842 The Derby Conference Centre @ConferenceDerby

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B&B from £40 prpn 4Se, 40De, 6Te


Philip and Vivienne Taylor Underleigh House, Lose Hill Lane Hope, Hope Valley S33 6AF T: 01433 621372 F: 01433 621324 Underleigh House @underleigh

Free on-site car parking, free WiFi.

Derby Conference Centre, a Grade II-listed, Art Deco building, with elegant façade, sweeping staircase, famous sunken lounge and period fittings. 50 AA 4★ ensuite rooms offer comfortable overnight accommodation and a hearty, full English breakfast. A fantastic location, 5 minutes from Derby centre and station.

Cottage/barn conversion in stunning location, ideal for walkers. Award-winning and memorable breakfasts. Gold winner East Midlands Enjoy England Excellence Awards 2006 and 2009. Silver winner National Enjoy England Excellence Awards 2010.

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Hillcrest House


Mrs Margaret Sutton Hillcrest House Dovedale, Thorpe Ashbourne DE6 2AW T: 01335 350436 Hillcrest House


B&B from £45 pppn 4De, 1Te


Farley Farm

AA ★★★ FArmhouse Mrs Marion Brailsford Farley Farm Farley Matlock DE4 5LR T: 01629 582533 F: 01629 584856

B&B from £35 pppn 1S, 4De, 1T, 1Fe

A real home-from-home, relax and unwind, friendly atmosphere. Large guest lounge, log burner, generous award winning breakfasts with home-made bread and jams. Lovely garden, stunning views, ample off-road parking. Superking and kingsize beds.

Traditional stone farmhouse built in 1610. A working dairy farm with splendid views across open countryside. Owner has horses and dogs. Close to Chatsworth and the Peaks and Dales.

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Housley Cottage

Hearthstone Farm

Mr Kevin Tighe Housley Cottage, Housley Near Foolow S32 5QB T: 01433 631505

B&B from £30 pppn 2De, 2Te, 1 Fe

Packhorse Farm Bungalow Mrs Margaret Haynes Packhorse Farm Bungalow Foxholes Lane Tansley Matlock DE4 5LF T: 01629 582781


Mrs Helen Harrison Bank House Guest House Market Place Hartington Buxton SK17 0AL T: 01298 84465

B&B from £33 pppn 1De, 1D, 1Te 1Fe, 1F

Red Lion

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B&B from £75 prpn 3De, 1Te

Beautifully restored traditional barn, ground floor rooms available, all with comfy beds. Situated in a quiet central village location, with all amenities nearby. Many walks/cycle trails from the door. Private parking.

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Mr Philip Mews, Red Lion 65 Matlock Green, Matlock DE4 3BT T: 01629 584888 The Red Lion Matlock Green @RedLionMatlockG

B&B from £37.50 pppn 1Se, 4De, 1Te

Family-run free house, serving traditional ales and lagers. Large comfortable lounge and games area with open fires in the winter months. Choose from our varied bar menu and specials board or from our à la carte evening menu served in our cosy restaurant. All our rooms are en-suite and comfortably furnished with tea, coffee and TV facilities. Chatsworth, Carsington Water, Dovedale and spectacular walks are a few of the many attractions the Peak District has to offer or you can just sit on our patio area or beer garden and relax.

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New bungalow set in lovely gardens for guests to enjoy. Quiet rural location with extensive views over the valley. You can find both beauty and solitude. Open all year.

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B&B from £30 pppn


Family run establishment. Central village location with all village amenities nearby. Popular with walkers, cyclists and families. Full English breakfast. Special diets catered for. Children welcome.

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Bank House Guest House

B&B from £37.50 pppn

Hearthstone Farm is a working family livestock farm. The 16th Century farmhouse offers a high level of comfort and modern conveniences, whilst retaining many of the original features. We offer a very comprehensive breakfast, using organic or local produce where possible.

Set in open countryside, 10 minutes walk to Bulls Head pub in Foolow. Public footpaths pass the cottage. We are close to Chatsworth, Eyam, Castleton and Bakewell.


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AA HigHly commended ★★★★ FArmHouse Mrs Joyce Gilman Hearthstone Farm Hearthstone Lane, Riber Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5JW T: 01629 534304


B&B from £30 pppn

Guesthouses & B&Bs matlock


Riverbank House

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ GUEST ACCOMMODATION Jennie and Graham Newberry Riverbank House, Derwent Avenue, off Old English Rd Matlock DE4 3LX T: 01629 582593 Riverbank House B&B – Matlock

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Hartshay Homestay

VISITENGLAND ★★ B&B The Old School, Main Road Lower Hartshay, Ripley Derbyshire DE5 3RP T: 01773 748746

B&B from £38.50 pppn

Accommodation from £20 pppn 1Dpb, 1 cottage annexe (up to 4 persons) £10 pppn Hot tub £5 per session, per guest

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Silver Ridge

VIISIITENGLAND ★★★★★ B&B B&B from £40 pppn

Claire Sandiford Foxholes Lane, Tansley Near Matlock DE4 5LF T: 01629 55071 M: 07815 817145 Silver Ridge B&B Tansley

Sheriff Lodge is a luxurious getaway, ideally located for walking and cycling. All of our beds are 7 feet long and we cater for vegetarian, gluten-free and coeliac diets, as well as a comprehensive full Derbyshire breakfast.

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GUEST house Mrs Kath Potter Woodside Guest House Woodside, Stanton Lees Matlock DE4 2LQ T: 01629 734320

B&B from £30 pppn 2De, 1Te,

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Mrs Jane Ball Brae Cottage East Bank Winster Matlock DE4 2DT T: 01629 650375

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1De, 1Te, 1Fe

A warm welcome awaits you in a truly peaceful setting. Private parking, separate guests’ entrance and dining room, luxury en-suite bedrooms, good hearty breakfasts. We look forward to your visit.

Brae Cottage

Private cottage with landscaped garden frequented by many birds. Picturesque rural location, panoramic views across the Derwent Valley. Spring water on tap. Ideal for sightseeing, walking, exploring. Enjoy being spoilt. Free WiFi.

Glendon Guest House

10De, 1Te, 1Fe

Countryside B&B and self catering accommodation in converted village school (c.1884). Full of character. Near Ripley. Access to Amber and Derwent Valley attractions (World Heritage site). Pub with food locally. Cycling and walking. Outdoor hot tub.

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B&B from £38.75 pppn

Friendly, comfortable country inn overlooking the Sett Valley and Kinder Scout. Family run for over 30 years, we serve traditional ales, excellent food and wine. Ideal for Peak District and Manchester.

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A6 minutes away but spectacular panoramic views over Derwent Valley from detached house. Quietly situated at end of cul-de-sac, food available nearby. Convenient to Crich Tramway Village, Matlock, Lea Gardens and Chatsworth.

Sheriff Lodge

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ INN Pack Horse Inn Mellor Road, New Mills High Peak SK22 4QQ T: 01663 742365 F: 01663 741674

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ B&B Mrs Durbridge Riverdale Guest House Middle Lane, Crich Carr Whatstandwell, Matlock DE4 5EG T: 01773 853905 F: 01773 853905


Pack Horse Inn

Single £55 Double/ Twin £84 Family £112 Prices include B&B and VAT

Beautiful Victorian home on the banks of the River Derwent. A tranquil spot, only minutes from all amenities. Relax and enjoy a warm welcome. Fishing rights, garden and parking. Featured on Peak Practice. WiFi and parking. Special offers for double and family rooms – 4 rooms for 3. Must start Sunday or Monday.

Riverdale Guest House


B&B from £40 pppn 3D/Te, 1Fe, 1 Four-poster

Double room from £65 per night 1De, 1D/T/Fe

18th Century cottage in tranquil surroundings. Picturesque village in Peak District National Park. En-suite accommodation furnished to high standard, separate to cottage. Breakfast in cottage dining room. Private courtyard parking.

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Our beautifully individually-styled bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, are designed to provide a restful ambience and exceptional standard of accommodation. Breakfast is served in the Victorian dining room. Glendon is located in the centre Matlock and is ideally placed to explore the Peak District.

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Barry and Lindy Andrews Ashdale Guest House 92 North Parade, Matlock Bath DE4 3NS T: 01629 57826

B&B from £32.50 pppn 1De, 3Fe

Centrally-located with level walking to pubs, restaurants, buses and railway station. Bikers, cyclists, walkers, families welcome. Delicious breakfasts with high quality, locally-sourced food and homemade bread. Free WiFi.

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Ashbourne Accommodation Group


Derbyshire Dales Ashbourne Accommodation Group, C/o Offcote Grange, Offcote, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1JQ T: 01335 344795


Oldfield Farm Holiday Cottage

Available all year, prices, gradings and facilities vary with properties, check with owner

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ £350 to £750 per week

Barbara Carpenter Oldfield, Apesford Lane, Basford, Nr. Leek Staffordshire ST13 7ET T: 01538 360076 M: 07891 429118

3 beds / 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5 + cot

A selection of quality, inspected accommodation, from quaint cottage or character farmhouse to pretty pine lodges and barn conversions in countryside locations. Visit our website for individual property descriptions, contacts, availability. Please contact individual owners direct.

Well equipped detached barn conversion set in 17 acres on the edge of the Peak District in the hamlet of Apesford, between Ashbourne and Leek. Alton Towers, Dovedale and Chatsworth nearby.

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Church Farm Holiday Cottages

Mrs Ellen Wibberley Hope Farm Alstonefield Near Ashbourne DE6 2GE T: 01335 310370

£240 to £350 per week 1 bedroom sleeps 2

Tastefully converted barn providing quality accommodation. All set on one level, the cottage is comfortably furnished and well-equipped. Located in beautiful scenery, it is an ideal base from which to explore, with excellent walking and cycling from the cottage door. Owner maintained. Open all year round.

Christine Duffell Church Farm Holiday Cottages, Church Farm Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashbourne, DE6 1QP T: 01335 390216 churchfarm.holidaycottages.7 @ChurchFarmHolid

£300 to £500 per week Short breaks from £220 2 units 2, 3 bedrooms sleeps 3, 4

Two comfortable, well equipped eco-friendly cottages, peacefully situated in the heart of the White Peak. Near Dovedale, Carsington Water and two fields from the Tissington Trail. Ideal for chilling out or walking the surrounding footpaths, peddling the local cycling trails or visiting nearby stately homes of Chatsworth, Haddon and Keddleston. Open and year and short breaks available.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Mrs Kathy Cowley Shepherds Folly Holiday Cottages Belper Road Ashbourne DE6 1LL T: 01335 343315

Low £290 Mid £330 High £370 Peak £410 1 bedroom sleeps 2

Adjoining owner’s house in attractive gardens, this comfortable cottage has country views, lounge with feature stove, kitchen/diner, upstairs double bedroom, bathroom with bath, shower over. Ideal walking/sightseeing base.

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Sandybrook Country Park

Sandybrook Country Park Buxton Road Ashbourne DE6 2AQ T: 01335 300000 F: 01335 342679 Sandybrook Country Park Sandybrook Country Park


AshFORD-IN-THE-WATER Corner Cottage


Helen and Mark White Corner Cottage, 10 Court Lane Ashford-in-the-Water, Near Bakewell DE45 1QG T: 01844 347751 M: 07788 467469

£350 to £1,541 per week Short breaks from £245 51 units 1, 2, 3, 4 bedrooms sleeps 2, 4, 6, 8


£490 to £950 per week 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sleeps 6 + cot

With old walled gardens, stunning specimen trees and woodland walk through a bluebell wood, Sandybrook Country Park is a lovely place to relax. The luxurious lodges enjoy open views across surrounding countryside. Facilities include indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna, mini-golf, historic Coach House bar and restaurant, games room and play area.

A superbly-appointed 300 year old stone cottage with exposed beams and stonework. Situated in a peaceful location with the village pubs, restaurant and tearooms nearby. 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Convenient for Bakewell and Buxton. Bookings Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday. Short breaks Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. Free Wi-Fi

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Ann Goldstraw and Philip Richardson Throwley Hall Farm, Ilam Ashbourne DE6 2BB T: 01538 308202/308350 F: 01538 308243

£250 to £1,050 per week 4 units 2, 3, 4 + 4 bedrooms sleep 5, 7, 12, 12

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Thorpe Cottage

£320 to £500 per week Short breaks from £210 to £295 2 bedrooms sleeps 4 + cot

Turn of the century cottage with exposed beams, fabrics and furnishings to reflect charm of the property. The River Wye runs by the village. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall nearby. Short walk to pub and shop.

£250 to £400 per week Short breaks from £189 to £250 1 bedroom sleeps 2

Delightful village on the River Wye, close to village shop, pubs, hotel and café. Bakewell is 2 miles, Matlock 10 miles and Buxton 10 miles. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall close by.


VISITENGLAND ★★★★★ Mrs Sarah Winkworth-Smith Churchdale Farm, Ashford-in-the-Water Bakewell DE45 1NX T: 01629 640269 Churchdale Holidays


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Margaret Newman Thorpe Cottage 6 Greaves Lane Ashford-in-the-Water DE45 1QH T: 01302 536763 M: 07752 614967

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Mrs Diana Furniss c/o 2 Sunnylea, Greaves Lane Ashford-in-the-Water Near Bakewell DE45 1QH T: 01629 815285 M: 07866 329691

Short breaks from £245 to £380

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1 Sunnylea

£350 to £575 per week

Attractive cottage, enjoying a central village location with garden and parking for 3 cars. Ideal for walking and local attractions, Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth and Haddon Hall nearby.

Our accommodation is set in beautiful undulating limestone landscape, on our family farm where sheep and cattle are nurtured alongside the abundant wild life and wild flowers. Near Manifold Valley, Dovedale, Alton Towers, Chatsworth and Potteries.


VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Mr and Mrs Marsden c/o East View, Greaves Lane Ashford-in-the-Water Bakewell DE45 1QH T: 01629 812895


Bay Tree Cottage

£495 to £885 per week

Philip Ryder 8 Holme Lane, Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1GG T: 0161 483 7117

3 units 1, 2, 2 bedrooms sleeps 2, 3, 4

Tucked away down a quiet country lane in the heart of the Peak District, these 3 spacious farm holiday cottages provide a high standard of accommodation with exposed beams and log burning stoves. Immaculately maintained. Walking country, close to the Monsal Trail, yet only 2.5 miles from Bakewell.

Overlooking the river Wye, the cottage is comfortable, well-equipped and maintained to a high standard with 3 bedrooms. Awarded a 4 star rating by both the Heart of England Tourist board and Peak District Tourist Board. Within easy walking distance of the town centre and an ideal base to explore Derbyshire life.

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Ashford Farm Holiday Cottages


Mrs Sarah Brocklehurst Highfield Farm Ashford-in-the-Water Bakewell DE45 1QN T: 01629 812376

£240 to £550 per week 4 units 1, 2, 2, 3 bedrooms sleeps 2, 4, 4, 5

Short breaks available during winter

Bolehill Farm Cottages Mrs Shirley Swaap, Bolehill Farm, Monyash Road, Bakewell DE45 1QW T: 01629 812359 Peak District Cottages @BolehillFarm

Set in glorious countryside with stunning views, four well-equipped barn conversions on outskirts of Ashford. Close to village pubs and shop. Ideal base for walking. Short breaks in winter.

Eight cottages, some ground floor, around a peaceful courtyard set in 20 acres. Bakewell 2 miles. Parking, walks from the door, pets welcome, leisure facilities, wi-fi, short breaks.

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£230 to £735 per week Short breaks from £140 8 units 1-3 bedrooms sleeps 1-5

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The Manager’s House

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ £295 to £525 per week

Jane and Jonathan Snodgrass The Cheese Factory Gratton Bakewell DE45 1LN T: 01629 650489

All inclusive 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

Spacious, comfortable Victorian house. Country kitchen. Sitting room, wood stove. Garden. Garage. WiFi Broadband, Satellite TV. “The house is lovely – probably the best we have stayed in – and very well-equipped.” Mrs A., Perthshire.

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£270 to £450 per week 2 bedrooms sleeps 4-6



Charming 18th Century stone cottage with traditional coal fire. Faces green in attractive village, with shop and pub. Excellent for walking and sightseeing. Two large bedrooms. Well-equipped kitchen-breakfast room. Spacious lounge-dining room. Modern comforts include free broadband internet, dish- washer and HDTVs in lounge and front bedroom.


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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ £320 to £560 per week

Mrs Gillian Rogers c/o Penylan Monyash Road Bakewell DE45 1FG T: 01629 813336

Discount for 2 persons Short breaks from £250

Detached dormer bungalow on the outskirts of Bakewell. Extensive views. Ideally situated for walkers. Short distance from all Peak District attractions. Lock-up garage and large courtyard at rear.

3 bedrooms sleeps 6

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James Viner B5055 Monyash Road, Nr Over Haddon, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JF T: 0845 634 4163 peak_cottage 11 luxury cottages, indoor heated pool and games room, just outside Bakewell. Everything for a perfect Peak District holiday. Great for families, groups and get-togethers. Short breaks welcome.

£299 to £1,799 per week Short breaks from £239 11 units 1, 2, 3, 4 bedrooms sleeps 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10

Hoe Grange Holidays Brassington, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 4HP T: 01629 540262 Hoe Grange Holidays @HoeGrange

£500 to £995 per week Short breaks from £395 4 units 2, 2, 2, 3 bedrooms sleeps 4, 4, 4, 6

Four secluded, self-catering log cabins with spacious outdoor decking, a real ‘home from home’. Near Dovedale, Chatsworth, Carsington and Alton Towers, Hoe Grange Farm is an idyllic base, perfect for families. Bring your own horse on holiday to ride the Pennine Bridleway. Outdoor Swedish hot tub. Excellent award-winning disabled facilities.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ £300 to £480 per week

Mrs Margaret Corbridge Orchard Close The Shutts Bakewell DE45 1JA T: 01629 813639 M: 07866 821305

Short breaks from £140 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

Beautiful barn conversion on working farm, with uninterrupted, panoramic views over open countryside. Tastefully furnished, comprehensively equipped and immaculately maintained. Idyllic rural retreat only 1 mile from the centre of Bakewell.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★ Ms Joan Steed Falkland House 10 New Road Youlgrave, Bakewell DE45 1WP T: 01629 636195

£258 to £407 per week Short breaks from £204 1 bedroom sleeps 2

Homely, private, self-contained accommodation on one level with open views to Dales. Garden access. Close to local amenities (including pub restaurants), Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Bakewell. Excellent local walking.

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Sycamore Cottage

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ £245 to £450 per week

Mrs E Barrett Sleaford House Millthorpe Barlow Derbyshire S18 7WH

£225 to £550 per week Short breaks available 2 units 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

A luxury barn conversion, providing 2 semi-detached 2-bedroom cottages, set in 95 acres of hills and woodland. Footpaths, horse riding and working farm on doorstep. Easy walking distance to Buxton centre. Pets by arrangement.

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Joseph Apartment, The Square BUXTON

Short breaks from £200 2 units 3, 4 bedrooms sleeps 6, 8+2

Two AWARD-WINNING eco conversions. Beams, log fires, well-equipped. Stunning views over Peak District countryside, Tittesworth Water Valley, spectacular Roaches. Ideal family get-together, doorstep walks, wildflower meadow, outdoor pursuits. Pubs, Alton Towers, Chatsworth nearby.


Lightwood Cottage

3 bedrooms sleeps 8

Short breaks from £200 for 3 nights 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

Cottage comprises large living area and fully-fitted kitchen, wet room, toilet, 1 twin, 1 double en-suite. Underfloor heating throughout. Private garden area and parking for 2 cars.

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Janet Brereton Lightwood Cottage, 109 Corbar Road Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6RJ T: 07789 996966

£300 to £500 per week

£310 to £595 per week Short breaks from £210 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

“Superb accommodation – very comfortable.” “Lovely cottage, great area.” Well-equipped cottage with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms. Easy access to Buxton town centre and countryside walks. Front and rear gardens with patios. Private parking and garage. Ideal for cyclists and walkers.

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Market View Apartment £300 to £500 per week Short breaks from £135 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Set at the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, this comfortable, three-bedroomed, well-equipped house makes the perfect base for your walking, cycling, golfing or simply relaxing holiday.

£260 to £575 per week

Market View 1A High Street, Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6ET T: 0115 922 5582 M: 07880 514455

VISITENGLAND ★★★ Mrs Carolyn Botham El Nido, Tom Lane Chapel-en-le-Frith SK23 9UN T: 01663 734288

Short breaks from £420

Part of a historic former Georgian lodging house, this desirable, extremely spacious first floor apartment is set within a grade II listed landmark of Buxton. Opposite the Opera House and Pavilion Gardens with views of the Devonshire Dome. Late offers available.

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Clare Morson Ash Tree Cottage, Nettletor Farm Mill Lane, Hartington Near Buxton SK17 0AN T: 01298 84247

£800 to £1,400 per week

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3 The Square Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6AZ T: 07855 134362

£250 to £1,350 per week

Mrs Barbara Turnock Troutsdale Farm, Spring Bank Wood Blackshaw Moor, Near Leek ST13 8TJ T: 01538 300101 Troutsdale Farm

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Dave and Louise Thompson Fern Farm Fern Road Buxton SK17 9NP T: 01298 72319 M: 07891 401743

2 bedrooms sleeps 2-4

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The Old Stables at Fern Farm

Short breaks from £165

Charming stone cottage. Tastefully furnished with two bedrooms and patio area. Good pubs/restaurants within walking distance. In a village with walks. Special price for two people. Chatsworth, Bakewell 15 minutes drive.

Troutsdale Farm Holiday Cottages


3 bedrooms sleeps 2 to 6 Discounts for use of double room only

Private entrance to a 1st floor apartment overlooking the Market Place, close to amenities and public transport. Furnished and decorated to a high standard. Wifi, Owner Maintained, Parking Permit available.

Short breaks available

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c/o Mrs Pam Livesley 136 Hillside Road Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3BD T: 0115 922 5582

Priory Lea Holiday Apartments


Mrs Gillian Taylor 50 White Knowle Road Buxton SK17 9NH T: 01298 23737

£280 to £650 per week 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

£125 to £295 per week 5 units bedrooms 2, 1, 1, 1, 1 sleeps 6, 4, 2, 4, 3

Behind its cottage facade Farriers provides a stylish, contemporary interior, deceptively spacious and light and superbly equipped. Located on a quiet lane close to the centre of Buxton, just ten minutes’ walk from Buxton Opera House through the Pavilion Gardens.

Beautiful situation surrounded by fields and woodlands, yet only a 10 minute walk to the town centre. 5 well-appointed apartments with private parking. Ideal base for exploring the surrounding area.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★ Mr and Mrs D Swain Hillside 1 Spencer Road Buxton SK17 9DX T: 01298 25451

£400 per week Ground floor flat 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Pyegreave Cottage

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Mr and Mrs Pollard Pyegreave Farm, Combs High Peak SK23 9UX T: 01298 813444 F: 01298 815381

Self-contained ground floor flat in quiet area. 7 minutes walk to Opera House and other amenities. Equipped to highest standard. Sleeps 4. Price inclusive – no meters. No smoking.

Character stone cottage, maintained to high standards, situated within the Peak District National Park. Spectacular views, ideal for walking, golf, theatre, fishing, cycling and climbing. Idyllic and tranquil hideaway.

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£295 to £410 per week Short breaks available 1 bedroom, sleeps 2

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Smithy‘s Cottage – Church Street

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ £260 to £575 per week

Mrs Pam Livesley c/o 136 Hillside Road, Bramcote Nottingham NG9 3BD T: 0115 922 5582 M: 07880 514455 Smithys Cottage

Short breaks from £156 2 bedrooms sleeps 3

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VISITENGLAND ★★★ £220 to £365 per week

Mrs Maveen Norton c/o The Rest, Foolow Near Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5QR T: 01433 630186

Short breaks from £90 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

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Riding House Farm Cottages


Sycamore Cottage

Oak beamed 18th century cottage. Cosy, compact, recently upgraded and owner maintained. Situated on the outskirts of the quiet and picturesque village of Foolow. Garden with ponds and garden furniture. Drive parking for 2 cars. Designated outside smoking area.

Comfortable, well-equipped 17th century cottage. Located on an ‘Access only’ street in the conservation area of Old Buxton, just off the High St. Easy public transport links. Open fire, Wi-Fi, private parking, garden with seating. Choice of shops and eating places. Owner maintained.



Brosterfield Cottage and Fern Cottage



Mrs Matthews, Riding House Farm Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WB T: 01433 620257 Riding House Cottages

£340 to £580 per week Short breaks from £175 2 cottages sleeps 2/4 Open all year

Recently converted farm cottages with stunning views over the Hope Valley. Superbly-equipped, original beams and features. Footpaths from the doorstep. Ideal for visiting all areas of the Peak District National Park.

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The Pottery Flat

VISITENGLAND ★★★ Janine Mannion-Jones The Pottery Flat, 138 Chatsworth Road Brampton, Chesterfield S40 2AR T: 01246 555461

£400 to £600 per week Short breaks from £200 3 bedrooms sleeps 5

The Pottery Flat is in the heart of Brampton, Chesterfield on the road into the Peak District. Close to shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. Extremely comfortable, well furnished and equipped.


Avenue House

£295 to £390 per week Short breaks from £177 2 units 1, 1 bedroom sleeps 2, 2

Exceptional traditional 17th/18th century cottages of great charm, comfort and character within beautiful conservation village at centre of Peak Park. Fern just around corner from village green, duckpond, good pub restaurant, Brosterfield with stunning view within farmland. Each have off road parking, garden, modern facilities. Fern has log burner, Brosterfield wifi.

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Jenny and Rodger Vickers Brosterfield Hall, Foolow Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5QB T: 01433 631254

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ From £500 per week

Mrs M Webb Avenue House 40 Leopold Street, Derby DE1 2HF T: 01332 831387 M: 07900 305964

3 bedrooms sleeps 2, 2, 1

3-bedroomed Victorian semi. 1 x twin, 1 x double and 1 x single ensuite, 2 x shower rooms, cable TV and WiFi installed. 5 minute walk to the Westfield Centre, close to bus/rail stations. Arrivals anytime, advise owner in advance.

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Mrs Maureen Waterhouse c/o Holme Cottage, Windmill Great Hucklow SK17 8RE T: 01298 871440 Modernised country cottage in the hamlet of Windmill. Ideally situated to explore the numerous attractions of the Peak District. Owner maintained with attention to detail. Furnished and decorated to a high standard. All electricity included.

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Dalehead Court Country Cottages £225 to £595 per week

Dalehead Court The Square Eyam S32 5RB T: 01433 620214

Short breaks from £150

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Three stone cottages – exceptional decor and furnishings. Enclosed courtyardgarden overlooking historic village square. Ample private parking: shops / village amenities immediately to hand. 17th c. Miner's Arms (haunted!) one-minute walk.

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Greens Farm

VISITENGLAND ★★★ Mrs Sheila Kidd Greens Farm Quarnford Buxton SK17 0SS T: 01298 25172

£200 to £300 per week Short breaks from £45 pn 2 bedrooms sleeps 1- 4

Comfortable well equipped cottage with garden. In relaxing surroundings. Ideal for walkers or visiting many of the local attractions such as Alton Towers, Potteries and Chatsworth. Electricity and dogs included in the price.

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The Sheep Shack


MATLOCK Carpenters Cottage

Prices from £70 per night inclusive.

Michael Whyatt Kinder, Hayfield High Peak SK22 2LQ T: 07968 194949

MAP REF D6 VISITENGLAND ★★★★ £220 to £495 per week

Mrs Iris Wilmot 8 Croft Road, Edwalton Nottingham NG12 4BW T: 0115 923 3455 M: 07967 120713

3 bedrooms sleeps 4-5

A clean, warm and stylish cottage on the side of Kinder Scout with en-suite facilities and separate wet room. Contemporary wood burning stove and modern well equipped kitchen. Ideal for walking, trail or fell running and mountain biking.

Warm, well-equipped, 2 bathroom, fully-modernised cottage in sensitivelyconverted, listed, 18th Century mill complex. Small, sunny garden. Lovely views. Doorstep walks. Designated parking. Short stroll to Matlock, pubs, restaurants.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★ £260 to £400 per week

Mr and Mrs A. Stockton Millclose Farm Nether Loads, Holymoorside Chesterfield S42 7HW T: 01246 567624 F: 01246 567624

Short breaks from £100 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

A comfortable stone cottage with woodstove and oak beams. Set on a small farm outside the village of Holymoorside. Ideal area for exploring the Peak District. Easy access for walking and shopping.

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Derwent View (Bamford)


Colin Mannion 12 Ashopton Drive, Bamford Hope Valley S33 0BU T: 01433 651637 M: 07773 701737 Enjoy a hundred square miles of spectacular countryside from the sitting room. Detached, pleasant, end-of-village location. Everything ground level. En-suite facilities. Extremely well-appointed. Garage and private gardens. Owner maintained.

£315 to £595 per week Short breaks available Discounts for 2 people 3 double bedrooms sleeps 6

Mrs Judith Barker Croft Farm, Pikehall Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2PH T: 01335 390227 M: 07718 982816 croftfarmholidaycottages

£375 to £799 per week Short breaks from £265 4 units 1, 2, 2, 3 bedrooms sleeps 2, 4, 4, 6

Spacious converted barns, tastefully renovated in a courtyard setting with the High Peak Trail on your doorstep. Ideal for cyclists and walkers. Superb accommodation for groups or individual families. A wonderful base to explore the glorious Derbyshire Dales and Peak District. Near to Carsington Water, Chatsworth, Dovedale and Alton Towers.

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NOT GRADED £225 to £490 per week Short breaks from £150

Mrs Dorothy Neary Laneside Farm, Hope Hope Valley S33 6RR T: 01433 620214 RIVERSIDE location, ample private parking. Award winning conversion: Farm Barns into beautiful comfy cottages bordering Hope (4 pubs / restaurants, 7-night shopping -SPAR, delicatessen / PO. Bus / rail for walk & ride-back.

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Rosewood Cottage

VISITENGLAND ★★★ Mr and Mrs Mycock Lower Berkhamsytch Farm Bottomhouse Near Leek ST13 7QP T: 01538 308213

Attractive cottage with 3 bedrooms, one with 4-poster. Separate dining room. Ideal base for visits to Alton Towers, Potteries and Peak District. Good pub food in nearby villages. Patio. Field available for ball games and a closed play area.

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£250 to £395 per week Short breaks available 3 bedrooms sleeps 6

Darwin Forest Country Park, Darley Moor Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5LN T: 01629 732428 F: 01629 735015 Darwin Forest @DarwinForest

£381 to £1,809 per week Short breaks from £267 110 units 1, 2, 3, 4 bedrooms sleeps 2, 4, 6, 8

Relax in the woodland setting of the award-winning Darwin Forest Country Park. Luxury lodge accommodation set in mature woodland, only 4 miles from Chatsworth House. Facilities include swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, Forester’s Inn, tennis court, mini-golf, children’s adventure playground and indoor play centre. Short breaks available throughout year.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Mrs Mary Prince c/o Haresfield House Keeling Lane Birchover, Near Matlock DE4 2BS T: 01629 650634

Cottage in the centre of a small Peak District village, having 2 pubs which both serve good food. Surrounded by public footpaths in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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£250 to £340 per week 2 bedrooms sleeps 4/5

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Rose Cottage

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Puddle Hill The Dale, Bonsall Derbyshire DE4 2BA T: 07583 045493 Rose Cottage Bonsall



Bank Top Lodge Mrs J. Percival and Mrs N. Birch Bank Top Farm Sheen Near Buxton Derbyshire SK17 0HN T: 01538 308511

£160 to £520 per week Short breaks from £160 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

£300 to £400 per week Short breaks from £180 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

This comfortable cottage has been tastefully decorated and modernised to a high standard. Overlooking beautiful countryside, Berresford and Woolfscote Dales. Haven for walking and cycling. Chatsworth/Alton Towers 25 minutes away.

Homely cosy cottage squeezed into a limestone hillside. Peaceful, tranquil. Excellent base for biking, walking and exploring the Peak District. Dogs welcome, two great local pubs and a Tearoom.

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Mr Stephen Lennox c/o 111 Cavendish Road Matlock DE4 3HE T: 01629 582568

3 bedrooms sleeps 6




New Hanson Bungalow

VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Ken Meredith 3 Bank End Cottage Hammond Avenue Brown Edge ST6 8QU T: 01782 502160

Elevated position on fringe of town. Close to lovely walks and woodland. Secure enclosed yard, ideal for dogs. Lounge, dining room, kitchen and garden. Great base for exploring Derbyshire’s many attractions.

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3 Bank End Cottage

£285 to £375 per week Short break price on request 2 bedrooms sleeps 5

One delightfully renovated cottage. G.C.H., beautifully furnished with modern facilities. Ample parking, garden, extensive views of countryside. Local pub and supermarket nearby and close to Alton Towers, Peak District and Potteries.

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Mrs Linda Bonsall New Hanson Bungalow Near Milldale Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1NN T: 01335 310258

£200 to £410 per week Winter breaks from £100



Rosliston Forestry Centre


Rosliston Forestry Centre Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote Derbyshire DE12 8JX T: 01283 519119 Rosliston Forestry Centre RFC1993

3 bedrooms sleeps 2-5

Near picturesque Milldale above the River Dove lies our farm bungalow. A cosy retreat, plentiful doorstep walks, an excellent touring base. Alternatively stay in our rustic Shepherd’s Hut for bed and breakfast with a difference!

Nestling in young woodland, complete with fishing lake, activity programme and play areas, our fully-equipped lodges provide the perfect place to get away from it all. Lodges fully accessible.

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£345 to £875 per week Short breaks from £255 6 units 2, 3, 4 bedrooms sleeps 4-10


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£300 to £450 per week.


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Burton Manor Farm Cottages

Warm and cosy converted barn. 1 twin and 1 kingsize bedroom, large lounge and kitchen with dining area. Parking for 2 cars, private patio and excellent village pub. Ideal for walks and opera house nearby.

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Shaw Farm Holidays

VISITENGLAND APPROVED Mrs Nicky Burgess Shaw Farm Holidays, Shaw Farm, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 4QE T: 0161 427 1841 Shaw Farm Holidays

£195 to £470 per week

Chestnut and Willow Cottages

6 units 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 4 bedrooms sleeps 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 8

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6 units 3, 3, 3, 2, 2,2 bedrooms sleeps 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6

Lawson Lodge offers luxury self-catering accommodation for couples, situated centrally in the picturesque village of Tideswell. Recently renovated, the one bedroomed studio is modern, light and airy.


£230 to £750 per week

6 cosy, well-equipped cottages, providing quality accommodation set in peaceful rural surroundings near the pretty market town of Bakewell. In an elevated position with exceptional views.

Short breaks from £80

Six modern static caravans, all with spectacular views and own garden. Walk through our wood to the pub or up the hill to take in the splendour of Kinder Scout and surrounding Peak District countryside.


Mrs Ruth Shirt c/o Holmelacy Farm, Tideswell Buxton SK17 8LW T: 01298 871429 F: 01298 871429

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.

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Mr and Mrs J. and P. Green Priestfield Grange Old Brampton Chesterfield S42 7JH T: 01246 566159

£190 to £410 per week 2 units 2, 1 bedrooms sleeps 4, 2

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VISITENGLAND ★★★★ Mrs Melanie Greening-James Markeygate House, Bank Square Tideswell SK17 8NT T: 01298 871260 Markeygate @Markeygate

Peaceful, bungalow-type cottages: well furnished, warm, comfortable. Walk over 100 acres of meadows to Linacre Reservoirs and nature trails. Moors and edges – 3 minutes drive. Close to Chatsworth, Chesterfield and Bakewell. Supermarket – 3 miles and Pub/restaurant – walking distance.

Located in the heart of the National Park, the cottages are beautifully restored Grade II-listed. Individually designed with attention to detail, all modern amenities: oak beams, log fires, private courtyard.

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Oaklands Country Lodges


Claire Redfern, Oaklands Farm Mount Pleasant, Sutton Road Church Broughton DE65 5DE T: 01283 730283 Oaklands Country Lodges

£400 to £1,065 per week Short breaks from £295 3 units 2, 3, 4 bedrooms sleeps 4, 6, 8

3 beautifully styled and smartly furnished timber lodges. A truly relaxing holiday experience. Peaceful landscaped grounds with own individual verandahs and jacuzzi hot tubs, sitting adjacent to owner’s farm.

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Greenside Cottages Sue Riley, Greenside Cottages Brown End Farm, Waterhouses Near Leek ST10 3JR T: 01538 308313 Greenside Cottages

£215 to £490 per week Short breaks from £128 2 units 3, 1 bedrooms sleeps 6, 2

2 delightful stone cottages in beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands. Well-equipped, tastefully furnished and decorated. 10 minutes Alton Towers. On the fabulous Manifold Track. Ideal base for touring, cycling, walking.

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Bradstone and Weathericks

Mrs Jean Hurdle Windmill Farm, Hopton Lane Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4DF T: 01629 822616


£327 to £807 per week 2 units 2, 3 bedrooms sleeps 4, 8

Two spectacular stone barns which have been tastefully converted to provide luxury character accommodation in an elevated rural position, set in 60 acres, from which outstanding views can be enjoyed across the rolling countryside down to Carsington Water and the whole of Ecclesbourne Valley, now complete with its own steam railway.

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£240 to £490 per week Short breaks from £120 (2 nights min) 2 units 1, 2 bedrooms sleeps 2, 6

2 curiously shaped, well-equipped cottages: log fires, beamed ceilings. Saddler’s Cottage: 2 bedrooms and sofa-bed, near town centre. Flat-Iron Cottage: cosy retreat for 2 on hillside overlooking town.

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April Cottage

VISITENGLAND ★★★ Mrs Lisa Lovell Christmas Cottage Church Street, Youlgrave DE45 1WL T: 01629 636151 April Cottage

Traditional Derbyshire cottage in centre of the village of Youlgrave with easy access to shops and pubs. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Lathkill and Bradford Dales in easy reach. Good walks from cottage without car.

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£215 to £365 per week Short breaks available 2 bedrooms sleeps 3

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Camping & Caravanning ALSOP-EN-LE-DALE Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park



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TCP Upper Hurst Farm Hulme End, Near Hartington SK17 0HH T: 01298 687273 Upper Hurst Farm

Camping £19 per pitch without electric £21 per pitch with electric

Upper Hurst Farm is just 2 miles from the delightful village of Hartington, with 360° panoramic views between two stunning dales. We have 24 super pitches and a small camping area.

Caravan super pitches £23 per pitch

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Tent pitches from £17 pn


For 2 people to £24

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Greenhills Holiday Park

AA Greenhills Holiday Park Crowhill Lane, Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PX T: 01629 813052/813467

Greenhills Holiday Park is located just a mile from the popular town of Bakewell that’s best known for the Bakewell pudding. We are an ideal base for exploring the Peak District and in easy walking distance to plenty of pubs and shops, and are in cycling distance to the Monsal Trail. We look forward to welcoming you.

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VISITENGLAND BUNKHOUSES Graham and Jean Belfield Sheen Bunkhouse, Peakstones Sheen, Buxton SK17 0ES T: 01298 84501

Surrounded by spectacular scenery with sheltered, sunny pitches. Ideal for cycling and walking, with lots to do close by – from sailing at Carsington Water to days out at Chatsworth, Alton Towers, Gulliver’s Kingdom etc. Alan Rogers recommended, 15 Year Bellamy Gold Award. Yurts, camping pods, accessible lodges for hire.




£11 to £16 pppn 1 unit 2 bedrooms sleeps 6, 8

Fully-equipped dining kitchen, lounge, two modern shower rooms. Outside area with decking, seating and bbq. Excellent walking area, Alton Towers 20 mins, Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands.

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Tent, car for 2 persons £14pn Caravan/ motorhome or tent with hookup and a car for 2 persons £18pn

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Tourist Information & Visitor Centres

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Arriving by rail

Located at the centre of the UK, the Peak District has excellent road, rail and air links and is within easy reach of the country’s main motorway network.

The train from London St Pancras International reaches Derby in just 91 minutes. Other mainline rail stations include Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Chesterfield, Macclesfield and Manchester.


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The area is perfectly served by the UK’s major motorway network. From the north and south, both the M1 and M6 provide easy access. The M62, M42, M60, M56, M67 and M18 can also be used to reach the area. Nationwide coach operators serve the main gateways of Derby, Sheffield, Manchester and Chesterfield.

Arriving by air We’re just a short hop from four UK airports - Manchester International, Robin Hood, East Midlands and Birmingham International.

Arriving by sea The closest ports to the Peak District are Hull (serving the Scandinavian countries) and Liverpool (for Ireland and the Isle of Man).

Tourist Information & Visitor Centres

For everything you need to make the most of your stay contact one of the Tourist Information or Visitor Centres listed below who will be able to help with everything from Accommodation, Ticket Sales, information on Transport, Attractions, Events and anything else that you might need as well stocking a range of Maps, Guides and Gifts from the area. Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1ES T: 01335 343666 E:

Derby Tourist Information Centre Assembly Rooms, Market Place Derby DE1 3AH T: 01332 643411 E:

Marsden Marsden Library and Information Centre Peel Street T: 01484 222555 E:

Bakewell Visitor Centre The Old Market Hall, Bridge Street Bakewell DE45 1DS T: 01629 816558 E:

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre Strutt’s North Mill, Bridgefoot Belper DE56 1YD T: 01773 880474 / 0845 5214347 E:

Matlock Peak Rail, Matlock Riverside Station, Matlock T: 01629 761103 E:

Buxton Tourist Information Centre Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Road Buxton SK17 6BE T: 01298 25106 E:

Edale – The Moorland Centre Fieldhead, Edale, Hope Valley S33 7ZA T: 01433 670207 E:

Matlock Bath Peak District Mining Museum The Pavilion, Matlock Bath T: 01629 583388 E:

Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre 49-51 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3JP T: 01484 222444 E:

Sheffield Visitor Services Unit One, Winter Garden, Surrey Street Sheffield S1 2LH T: 0114 221 1900 E:

Leek Tourist Information Centre 1 Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 5HH T: 01538 483741 E:

Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DG T: 01283 222848 E:

Castleton Visitor Centre Buxton Road, Castleton Hope Valley S33 8WN T: 01629 816572 E: Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre Rykneld Square, Chesterfield S40 1SB T: 01246 345777/8 E: Congleton Visitor Information Centre Town Hall, High Street Congleton CW12 1BN T: 01260 271095 E:

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Macclesfield Visitor Information Centre Town Hall, Market Place Macclesfield SK10 1DX T: 01625 378123 E: Manifold Valley Visitor Centre Hulme End, Near Buxton SK17 0EZ T: 01538 483741 E:

Upper Derwent Visitor Centre Fairholmes, Derwent, Bamford Hope Valley S33 0AQ T: 01433 650953 E:

Peak District Visitor Guide 2014  

This is your definitive guide to short break and holiday inspiration to the Peak District, England's Great Outdoors

Peak District Visitor Guide 2014  

This is your definitive guide to short break and holiday inspiration to the Peak District, England's Great Outdoors