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Indulge your Jane Austen fantasies
t seems that even an Oscar-nominated actress can’t compete with the drama of Stanage’s craggy rock face, which looks out over a meandering valley in Derbyshire.
While playing a starring role in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice blockbuster, it managed to upstage Keira Knightley (well, almost), with its stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley.
This is the English landscape at its empty best, which is why this rocky outcrop has become a favourite for climbers, walkers and P&P nerds. Clamber up The Unconquerables, look out over Crow Chin or take a break (if you dare) in Goliath’s Groove.
Of course, after a day up on the moors you’ll probably be wishing for a comfortable bed and warm shower, so make a beeline for Melbourne House.
If you haven’t quite satisfied your Jane Austen fantasies sufficiently, this 300-year-old, Grade-II bed and breakfast should sort you out – and it provides a great base for a quick bit of shopping in nearby Bakewell.
But it isn't just Stanage Edge that has star billing in a blockbuster, as the Peak District is a film location manager's dream with films such as Robin Hood, Jane Eyre and The Other Boleyn Girl having been shot in the picturesque surrounds.