Busy market town in the heart of the Peak District, an ideal place from which to visit the beauties of the surrounding area. The largest town in the Peak District National Park, Bakewell is best known for a confection made by mistake.
Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates, offering something for everyone, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food & drink and many miles of free walks.
With more than 40 rides & attractions aimed at children aged 2-13 years, Gulliver's provides the complete family entertainment experience. Fun & adventure with Gully Mouse, Dora the explorer, Diego and The Lost World.
A unique hilltop Park set on top of a dramatic limestone gorge, amid great natural beauty. Journey in a state of the art cable car. Follow a guide underground to our spectacular showcaves. Explore over 60 acres of Wooded hillside.
Derbyshire, DE4 3AT, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01629 761103, www.visitpeakdistrict.com
On the busy A6 road mid-way between Buxton and Derby, once famed for its hydros and spa treatments, Matlock is a bustling commercial centre for the Derbyshire Dales. Matlock is a good base for touring the many local attractions.
Derbyshire, DE4 3NR, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01629 760645, www.visitpeakdistrict.com
Developed as one of the country's first tourist destinations, it retains much of the character and interest that impressed early visitors. 1.5 miles south of the town of Matlock, on the busy A6, Matlock Bath is set in the beautiful gorge.
Bakewell to Blackwell Mill, Buxton, DE45 1GE, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01629 816558, www.peakdistrict.gov.uk
After a £2m restoration scheme the Monsal Trail, the stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Buxton, is now open again after over 40 years.
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.
Nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4HW, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01629 583388
A tiny agricultural hamlet set in the remote White Peak uplands. Traces of a Roman road and the former route of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail, run close to Aldwark.
Alport is a small, quiet and attractive Derbyshire and Peak District village, situated just off the main road. Named after the portway road which ran through the settlement, the Saxon inhabitants of Alport, added the prefix`al` (old).
The region's most important prehistoric site, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen.
A small village set high in the spectacular White Peak landscape. A very popular area with walkers. Just off the A515 midway between Ashbourne and Buxton, Biggin is typical of a White Peak village, running along a single street.
Magnificent rocky scenery surrounds this gritstone village that has some intriguing features waiting to be discovered. The winding lanes that climb up the hillsides to Birchover reveal some fascinating secrets.
Situated alongside the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley, many pass through the village and miss out on some little gems. The original part of the village is centred off the A6, around the church of St Helen's and close to the river Derwent.
A very pretty estate village set within Chatsworth Park with some beautiful houses and cottages. Visit Edensor (pronounced Ensor) in high summer with blue skies and flowers in full bloom and you could be on a chocolate box cover!
High up on the limestone plateau, there are some stunning views from this small village. Elton developed around lead mining and agriculture and both are still in evidence. Mining may have gone, but the surrounding area is rich in remnants.
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01629 761252
Eyam Moor is the location for one freestanding and two embanked stone circles.
Derbyshire Dales, SK17 0DY, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 0845 833 0970
Friden is a hamlet in the civil parish of Hartington Nether Quarter, Derbyshire, England. It is located 11 miles south-east of Buxton just off the Newhaven to Cromford Via Gellia road and lies within the Peak District National Park.
A small hamlet at a junction of roads set in the limestone country of the White Peak. 3 miles west of Cromford, most peoples pass through Grangemill on the way elsewhere on one of the five roads that all meet here.
A tiny, remote hamlet set in glorious dales scenery. Gratton is really a group of scattered farms and isolated cottages set in narrow lanes the between Elton and Youlgreave. Some of the buildings are surprisingly grand.