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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 Old School House , Kirk Ireton near Matlock,, Brassington, Derbyshire
    Old School House, as it suggests, is the original school house in Kirk Ireton, a charming old world village which climbs steeply out of the Ecclesbourne Valley rising to about 850 feet at the upper end, and looking down ...
    Bedrooms: 2
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    photo of The Barn , Onecote,, Leek, Staffordshire
    Reached by a good farm road, this barn conversion is set in the valley of the River Hamps, amidst the Peak District National Park. It occupies a secluded position with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. ...
    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 ...
    Bedrooms: 4
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    photo of The Croft , Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire
    This large five bedroomed 17th-century character house is set in the heart of the prestigious rural village of Rolleston-on-Dove – first documented in King Edmund's Charter of 942AD. Overlooking the church and village ...
    Bedrooms: 5
    Sleeps Max: 10
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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
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    photo of 4 Queen Street , Longnor, near Buxton, Staffordshire, Leek
    Open fireThis stone built traditional terraced cottage offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation with an open fire in the living room. Situated in the popular peak park village of Longnor, the cottage overlooks the ...
    Bedrooms: 1
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    photo of Morwenna , Holymoorside, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
    On the edge of the Peak District National Park in the small rural village of Holymoorside, Morwenna is a spacious, detached property with a fabulous enclosed garden and beautiful countryside views. A much sought after ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 5
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    photo of Dewsnaps Frost , Chinley, near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, Edale
    Enjoying a unique rural location and stunning views, these two beautiful barn conversions are furnished to a high standard throughout. Dewsnaps Spring (ref RTT4) is single storey and lies with Dewsnaps Frost (ref RB8) in ...
    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
    Sleeps Max: 6
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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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