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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 Lees Moor Cottage , Rowsley, Derbyshire, Bakewell
    This former rail workers cottage dates back to 1868 and is on the road from Rowsley to Chatsworth House, 3 miles from Bakewell and less than 5 miles from Matlock. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both within 2 miles of ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    Pets: pet friendly

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    photo of Woodside , Birkby, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Holmfirth
    This superb, detached holiday property, complete with private gated access and indoor swimming pool, is an absolute hidden gem found in the Huddersfield suburb of Birkby. Spacious and impressive, Woodside is open plan in ...
    Bedrooms: 5
    Sleeps Max: 12
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    photo of Wood Cottage , Buxworth, High Peak, Derbyshire, Buxton
    Situated in the High Peak on the border of The Peak District National Park, this stylish semi-detached holiday property offers traditional living. Ideally located for adventurous outdoor pursuits both the Dark Peaks and ...
    Bedrooms: 3
    Sleeps Max: 8
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    photo of Winhill Cottage , Bamford, Derbyshire, Hope Valley
    This detached, chalet-style holiday property has skyline views and is located in the owners’ grounds, in the outskirts of Bamford, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Hope Valley. Walks from the doorstep ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    photo of The Cartshed , Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire
    Offering beautiful, far reaching countryside views over magnificent Staffordshire countryside, The Cartshed is in a truly rural location on the site of a working farm, near the small hamlet of Slindon. This wonderful barn ...
    Bedrooms: 4
    Sleeps Max: 8
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    Pets: pets allowed

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    photo of Poppy's Barn , Over Haddon, near Bakewell, Derbyshire
    Ground floor: Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with beams and low, sloping ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    Pets: dog friendly

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    photo of Poppy Cottage , Bonsall, near Matlock, Derbyshire
    This charming detached holiday cottage dates back to the 1600s, and is set in the heart of the Peak District village of Bonsall. The property has been carefully furnished and co-ordinated throughout with a well-equipped ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    photo of Old School House , Kirk Ireton near Matlock, Derbyshire, Brassington
    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
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    Pets: pet friendly

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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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    Pets: pets allowed

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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, ...
    Bedrooms: 1
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