Destination: Peak District National Park

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Stunning national park region in central England

Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Peak District National Park


Britain's first national park is a diverse landscape, comprising heather-dappled moorland, murky limestone caves, gentle hills and gritstone outcrops. For the energetic, there's a huge choice of activities to do from walking, cycling and horse riding to climbing, caving and paragliding. Within the national park are a number of cultural gems including the sumptuous stately homes of Chatsworth house and Haddon Hall and the Georgian architecture of spa-town Buxton. The peak district is also home to the famous Bakewell tart.

Peak District National Park

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Region: Central England

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 2 days

More Information: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

What's nearby? Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby

What transport do you recommend? The Peaks are tricky to fully enjoy without a vehicle although trains and buses do operate throughout the region.

Did you know? Each Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday a strange game of footabll takes place in Ashbourne. It's a bit of a free for all very rough game with goals 3 miles apart!

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What can I see in and around Peak District National Park?


Buxton

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Buxton, a small spa-town on the edge of the beautiful peak district is a short drive or train journey away. You will find plenty of delightful cafés, shops and restaurants there, the historic Georgian Crescent and the Winter Gardens Buxton. Buxton is a great base for exploring the Peak District.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Blue John Cavern

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Situated in the Peak District near Castleton, the Blue John Cavern is a series of caverns, some of them being the finest in Western Europe. Discover how caverns are formed with fantastic tour which takes you through the various caverns such as the Stalactite Cavern, the Waterfall Cavern with its stalagmitic formations and the Bull Beef Cavern where you can see the largest pieces of Blue John Stones ever mined.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Peak Cavern (Devil's Arse)

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You can find the Peak Cavern – locally named Devil's Arse in Castleton. This cavern offers a more natural setting compared to the other show caves in Castleton and has the largest cave entrance of the country, at an impressive 60 feet high and 100 feet wide! You can also enjoy the stunning surroundings with centuries old miner's cottages and a breathtaking limestone ravine through the lovely riverside walk leading to the cavern.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Peveril Castle

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he village of Castleton is overlooked by medieval Peveril Castle. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England's earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176 and a climb to the castle at the top of the hill to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Hope Valley is a highlight of a family day out in Castleton.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Chatsworth House

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Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is one of Britain's best loved historic houses and estates. Set in 25sq miles of beautiful gardens with spectacular fountains and newly commissioned sculptures, the house itself includes: displays of rare treasures, art collections and a restored Georgian oak staircase.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

Heights of Abraham

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The Heights of Abraham is a cliff top Cable Car which transports passengers over a river valley which the spa town of Matlock sits in beautifully. Providing spectacular views of the area, the cable car is a must for visitors to the delightful town of Matlock.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Haddon Hall

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Described as the most romantic house to survive from the middle ages, Haddon Hall has been used countless times as a backdrop for Hollywood period dramas. The beautifully preserved house tells the history of the ages and is well worth a visit for history lovers.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Lyme Park

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Lyme Park is similar in many ways to Chatsworth House but has a unique feel and is delightful in its own right. Used as Darcy's House in Pride and Prejudice, the house is wonderful for a visit, a walk or a picnic.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Eyam

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Eyam is the infamous small historic village known as the 'plague village'. During the Plague or 'Black Death' in the mid -17th century, a piece of material was carried from London to the Eyam tailor which brought the deadly disease with it. The village was quarantined and its fascinating story has lived on through centuries...
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Crich Tramway Village

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Crich Tramway Village is a wonderful day out for families and transport history lovers. With plenty to do and see for all the family, visitors can enjoy fascinating exhibitions, watch trams being restored in the workshop and take a ride on vintage trams as a unique way to see the spectacular surroundings.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Bakewell

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Bakewell, situated on the river Wye has attractive courtyards, independent shops and cafés. The famous Bakewell tart came about by mistake, when the cook at what is now the Rutland Arms Hotel was making a strawberry tart with a rich egg pastry. She assembled the ingredients incorrectly and poured the egg mixture on top of the strawberry jam, ending up with a barely set gelatinous pudding. Bakewell's three pudding shops all claim to possess the original (and supposedly secret) recipe!
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

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