Attractions in The Peak District
We are an area that’s bursting with unique and historical attractions, so there are loads of places to visit in Derbyshire and the Peak District, some that might even surprise you. Unique parts of the Peak District include its caves, national trust and world-class industrial heritage sites.
One of the most important sites of the area is the World Heritage Site of Arkwright’s Mill at Cromford. Built in 1771, this is the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill and therefore the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Enjoy a projected tour around the original mill, making inside the mill walls feel full of its original hustle and bustle as you witness a day in the life of Sir Richard Arkwright himself. Right next to this historical site is the wonderful Cromford Canal and café, perfect for a relaxing walk and warm cup of tea on the way back!
If you’re after more of a family friendly holiday, there’s loads of family friendly fun to be had in Derbyshire and the Peak District. For example, Chestnut Centre Otter and Owl Wildlife Park- which is as good as it sounds. Have an exciting day spotting cute creatures and then return to your accommodation to relax- perfect!
The amount of Peak District activities on offer is mammoth, so see below for our many historic houses and castles, heritage railways, museums, theatres and gardens - all within the Peak District & Derbyshire.
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