Something for everyone…
Fancy an active break? You’re in the right place, with endless walking and cycling possibilities just waiting to be taken up. Up and down dale, you’ll find many interesting routes to follow, paths to climb, or even head underground? A variety caves – including the popular Speedwell Caverns in Castleton – offer spectacular sights and prehistoric relics.
Appreciators of grand historical houses can also take their fill, with the likes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, which both could’ve been ripped from the pages of a Jane Austen novel.
And that’s before we even get to the food. Who fancies grabbing a Bakewell tart from the very town they originated from? Real ale lovers too will be in paradise, with several local brews originating from these country surroundings and of course endless, crackling, cosy pubs.
Entertainment-wise, Buxton’s a veritable hive of activity, with some fantastic eateries, a magnificent theatre and even its own festival.
Another of the beauties of the Peaks is its close proximity to major cities. Most notably Sheffield and Manchester, which sit either side of the Pennines and are bursting to the seams with things to do.
These exciting cities only increase the number of options available when it comes to choosing your Peak District base, meaning you can easily combine the best of town and country in one visit.