Places to visit in the Peak District

We hope that you love heights and open spaces, the Peak District offers both aplenty in its panoramas across dales and moors. Ramblers and mountain bikers can set their compasses in Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire to name a few starting points – this area is vast. You'll stumble upon canals, secret caves, natural springs and woodlands en route. Pause to take in Elizabethan manors, mining villages and spa towns and save space for sticky portions of the yummy local delicacy Bakewell tart. You won't be able to resist.

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July events: Watch a live opera at the Buxton International Festival

Take your seats and enjoy a summer celebration of music, art, opera and literature on the edge of the scenic Peak District.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

 

Experience the medieval romance of Haddon Hall

Grab a loved one and visit one of the oldest and most romantic Tudor houses in Britain.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 

Discover the two sides of the Peak District

Two contrasting personalities, one national park... White Peak Vs Dark Peak.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 

Learn the traditional art of Well Dressing

Take part in the tradition of Well Dressing, the Peak District’s colourful summertime spectacle.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 

Flex your green fingers in Derbyshire’s Peak District

Celebrate the fabulous feats of two gardening giants, Joseph Paxton and Capability Brown on classic country estates and in secret green spaces.

Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire

 

Accessible Peak District

You'll be surprise by the wheelchair-friendly trails in the Peak District.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 

See the light at the end of the tunnel

Standedge Tunnel, in the heart of the Pennine countryside, is the longest canal tunnel in Britain.

Location: Marsden, Yorkshire

 

Scale the Heights of Abraham

Discover the famous show caverns set among 60 acres of woodland set over a deep, dramatic limestone gorge in the Peak District.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

 

Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Get transported back to Edwardian times, at the mansion and extensive grounds of Lyme Park.

Location: Disley, Cheshire

 

Take an autumn walk along the Great Ridge

Enjoy a scenic hike along the Great Ridge walk, a Peak District classic with spectacular panoramic views.

Location: Mam Tor, Derbyshire

 

Walk the breadth of spectacular Stanage Edge

Follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes on Stanage Edge, a dramatic rocky outcrop with equally dramatic moorland views in the Peak District.

Location: Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

 

Take a tour of the Peak District Mining Museum

Discover the cramped and hazardous world of a Derbyshire lead miner.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

 

Experience the adventure and thrills of the Monsal Trail

Whizz through four former railway tunnels on your bicycle and enjoy breathtaking views on the Monsal Trail.

Location: Hassop, Derbyshire

 

Watch a kick about like no other in Derbyshire

Witness a 16-hour football match in the streets of Ashbourne, an eccentric sporting event that’s been played since the 17th century.

Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

 

Tour the decadent rooms and gardens of Renishaw Hall

Wander round immaculate gardens and artistic rooms at this historic family home.

Location: Renishaw, North Derbyshire

 

Sleep in a Yurt in the middle of the Peak District

Wake up in a yurt in the middle of the beautiful Peak District countryside on a relaxing rural escape.

Location: Cauldon, Staffordshire

 

Up, up and away...

Take a hot air balloon flight and drift along with the breeze enjoying stunning landscapes from a new perspective.

Location: Tissington, Derbyshire

 

Take a tour of the Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth

Admire historical artworks in a grand setting at Chatsworth.

Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire

 

Take time to unwind at the Mill Wheel Spa

Shake of the winter blues and relax with a weekend of pampering at the Mill Wheel Spa.

Location: Blackshaw Moor, Staffordshire

 

Saddle up in the Peak District and Derbyshire

View some of the area’s finest scenery on a two-day trail ride, with exhilarating gallops, quintessentially English villages and cosy pub lunches.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 

Thrills and chills at Alton Towers

Share thrills and relaxation with your loved one on the Thrills & Chills experience at the entertaining Alton Towers resort.

Location: Alton, Staffordshire

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