A lovely stone built estate village on a steep hillside with stunning panoramic views over spectacular scenery.
The Thornhill family of Stanton Hall built much of the village for its' estate workers and it is a very attractive place. It has a setting few other villages can better; pretty cottages of mellow local gritstone flank the main street as it rises steeply up the hillside to Stanton Moor. The views from the village are breath taking and give you a feeling of being on top of the world. Nearby are the small hamlets of Stanton Woodhouse, Stanton Lees, Pilhough and Congreave.
Things to do; Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both nearby. Stanton Moor is a fascinating place to explore, with the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, The King's Stone, ancient burial mounds, Earl Grey Tower and rock formations all within a beautiful heather clad moorland setting with fabulous all round views. There is a small village shop and a fine old inn, called The Flying Childers named after a racehorse.
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Stanton in the Peak lies north west of Matlock off the B5056. between Rowsley and bakewell and is easily accessible from the A6. There is ample free parking.
We appreciate any donations. This event is run by the villagers as a fundraiser for Age Concern befriending Service and Stanton in Peak Village.