Things to do

Cycle Hire

The Peak District is popular with all types of cyclists and our bike hire, repair, and service centres are conveniently placed to access the tremendous traffic-free routes. Our closest Cycle hire is:

Parsley Hay – situated eight miles south of the spa town of Buxton at the junction of the High Peak and Tissington Trails; easily reached via the A515 from both Buxton and Ashbourne. Telephone 01298 84493.

Arbor Low

Arbor Low is a well-preserved Neolithic henge in the Derbyshire Peak District, England. It lies on a Carboniferous Limestone plateau known as the White Peak area. The monument consists of a stone circle surrounded by earthworks and a ditch

Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham is a tourist attraction in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England. It consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed from the village by either the Heights of Abraham cable car or a steep zig-zag path.

Haddon Hall

Haddon is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful medieval manor houses in the whole of England, and rightly so.  It’s an absolute must-see for any visitor to the Peak District. 

Haddon’s castellated stone walls are covered with ivy and climbing roses, and its perfect setting on a hillside overlooking the River Wye is straight out of a romantic fairytale. 

It’s no small wonder, then, that Haddon has featured in the works of countless artists and writers through the centuries. More recently it has also been a favourite location for film-makers, featuring in Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth, The Princess Bride and The Other Boleyn Girl.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in Derbyshire and the Peak District is a wonderful way to experience the landscape from a different perspective.

We have a variety of horse riding trails and routes for you to explore, as well as some excellent horse riding centres. Three excellent riding schools in Derbyshire and the Peak District area are Matlock Farm Park Riding School in Matlock, Northfield Farm Riding & Trekking Centre near Buxton and Derbyshire Pony Trekking.

Matlock Farm Park

Enjoy wandering the farm park, to meet and greet our wide range of friendly animals. From alpaca, ponies and llamas to Highland cattle, sheep and goats to name a few, there are lots of new friends to be made who love being petted.  Grab a bag of animal feed and some will eat from the palm of your hand! 

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth, home of the Devonshire family, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

Chatsworth House has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collections, one of Europe’s most significant art collections, which is continually added to, encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt to cutting edge modern sculpture.

Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is in The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. It is a 902-seat opera house that hosts the annual Buxton Festival and, from 1994 to 2013, the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, among others, as well as pantomime at Christmas, musicals and other entertainments year-round.

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