We’ve picked a selection of some of our favourites here:
Haddon Hall, close to Bakewell, is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners. Haddon Hall is regarded as one of the finest examples of a fortified medieval manor house in Britain. Visitors are welcome between April and October.
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The Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world-renowned archives. Set in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley the museum is open throughout the year. They hold a wide range of different events and special occasions all year round.
Carsignton water is a reservoir and plays host to a wide range of different water activities including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Around the reservoir there is a range of different tracks suitable for walking and cycling.
Poole’s Cavern is located just outside the spa town of Buxton. The limestone caves are believed to be around 2 million years old. There is a constant temperature of 7 degrees in the cavern so warm clothes are advisable! Guided tours last for around 50 minutes and leave every 20 minutes each day.
Voted East Midlands Best Tourist Attraction 2007/08 by readers of Going Places the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath. The oldest tourist attraction in the Peak District lets you explore over 60 acres of woodland hillside from the air.
The former Matlock to Buxton rail line has been converted into a cycle and walk track, through the fantastic Derbyshire Peak District – you can even cycle or walk through the previously closed tunnels which are now fully open and lit! You can even hire a cycle for a couple of hours or a complete day to explore the beautiful countryside. This is all less than two miles away from Holly Cottage – see the website www.hassopstation.co.uk The views when you cycle out of the Headstone tunnel onto the Monsal viaduct are absolutely fantastic – you will not be disappointed
Explore the beautiful Peak District while staying at Holly Cottage. From beautiful reservoirs to soaring mountains, the Peak District is an area of absolute beauty. With something for all ages throughout the year, exploring is a must.