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    Although stretching to include parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, as well as south and west Yorkshire, most of the area known as the Peak District falls within the county of Derbyshire and under the auspices of the Peak District National Park. As the fifth largest national park in England and Wales, and one of the most-visited national parks in the world, the area offers the visitor a wonderfully diverse landscape of moorland and limestone countryside, in addition to beautiful towns and villages, and numerous historic country homes.

    Things to do in the Peak District

    The Peak District can offer the weary traveller some wonderful outdoor pursuits, with walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and canoeing at the forefront of many itineraries. Other more unusual and extreme sporting tastes are also catered for, whether hang gliding, paragliding or navigational training; alternatively take a more sedate approach to leisure, with craft courses and guided cultural tours.

     In addition to the wonders of the Peak District National Park, there is a wide selection of places to visit, including the amazing stately estate at Chatsworth, the historic homes at Haddon and Hardwick Halls, the Zoos at Blackbrook and Twycross, sporting activities at the renowned Uttoxeter Racecourse and Doveridge Clay Sports, not to mention the theme park and other family activities at Alton Towers.

    Top Destinations

    Glossop - This former mill town lies just outside the National Park boundaries and is known to have been settled in the Bronze Age. As the wool and cotton spinning industries developed, the proximity of the town to a plentiful water supply enabled the new commerce in cotton to take advantage of Richard Arkwright’s water-powered spinning frame. By the mid 1800s, the arrival of the railway helped to increase the population six-fold in less than 50 years.

    Buxton - Once a Roman spa town, the reputation of the spa waters was enhanced in Tudor times by the endorsement of Mary, Queen of Scots. The 5th Duke of Devonshire was responsible for much of the fine Georgian and Regency architecture, including the Crescent and the Great Stables (now known as the Devonshire Dome). The Pavilion, Gardens and Opera House are a testament to the further embellishments of the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

    Bakewell - A small market town in the Derbyshire Dales, close to both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, Bakewell is still well-known as the home of the eponymous sweet pudding and tart.  

    Chatsworth - Home to the Dukes of Devonshire, the estate - including an award-winning farm shop - was developed into one of the leading 20th century English stately residences by the formidable Dowager Duchess, the former ‘Debo’ Mitford and widow of the 11th Duke.

    Matlock - On the south eastern edge of the Peak District, this former spa town sits on the River Derwent; the county town, it was once home to the steepest tramway in the world.

    Chesterfield - Derbyshire’s largest town is the site of one of the largest open air markets in the country. Best known for the ‘crooked spire’ of St Mary and All Saints church, the town was once at the centre of the coal mining industry. The Elizabethan splendour of Hardwick Hall lies nearby.


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    photo of Bakewell Barn , Bakewell, Derbyshire
    This detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner's home, is in a great holiday location in the heart of Bakewell and enjoys a quiet courtyard setting. Bakewell is an historic market town with high quality shops, ...
    Bedrooms: 2
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    photo of Goulday , Chelmorton, near Buxton, Derbyshire
    This traditionally built modern bungalow is on the quiet village street of Chelmorton, one of the prettiest of Derbyshire's White Peak hamlets, deep in the Peak National Park between the spa town of Buxton and Bakewell. ...
    Bedrooms: 3
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    photo of Old Parish Poorhouse , Bank Top, Winster, Matlock, Derbyshire
    Come and stay in a beautiful 18th century cottage in the scenic heart of the Peak District National Park. Imagine your whole party of 11 people all seated around one table enjoying that special Aga cooked meal in front of ...
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    photo of The Farmhouse At Gradbach , Gradbach near Buxton, Staffordshire, Leek
    Located on the banks of the River Dane in the tiny hamlet of Gradbach, this superb farmhouse complete with a private hot tub, can be found in an unspoilt corner of the Peak District National Park, close to the borders of ...
    Bedrooms: 7
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    photo of Manor Barn , Over Haddon, near Bakewell , Derbyshire
    This spacious, contemporary holiday barn conversion is nestled in the small village of Over Haddon, right in the heart of the Peak District National Park and in the Lathkill Dale, known for its beautiful scenery offering ...
    Bedrooms: 3
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    photo of Hog Cottage , 18 Gorsey Bank, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
    Hog Cottage is an idilic Derbyshire Luxury Holiday Cottage and is located in the market town of Wirskworth. Leaving the town you start to climb up a hill towards the small hamlet of Gorsey Bank and its quaint haphazard ...
    Bedrooms: 2
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    photo of Gateham Cottage , Gateham Grange, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
    Framed by ancient copper beeches our farmstead nestles at the foot of Wetton Hill surrounded by miles of rolling countryside. Close to popular Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, tranquil Alstonefield, busy ...
    Bedrooms: 2
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    photo of The Rookery , Parwich, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Brassington
    Escape to The Rookery, a wonderful Grade II listed late 18th-century, detached cottage which nestles in the quintessential English village of Parwich. This beautiful village boasts stone buildings surrounding an old pond ...
    Bedrooms: 3
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    photo of The Secret Cottage , Cromford, near Matlock, Derbyshire
    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. ...
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    photo of Flat1a Cranford , 22 St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire
    Recently Created, 1 Double room with on suite shower room and toilet Open plan living area, with kitchen and sitting area Very warm and cosy and surprisingly light for a Basement Flat The flat has electronic access, ...
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