Towns and Villages in the Peak District
Bakewell, 10 minutes drive
Renowned for its puddings, street markets (which are still held in the town centre every Monday), thriving livestock market, historic buildings and riverside walks along the banks of the Wye. The town has a long and fascinating history – it was mentioned in the Dooms Day Book of 1805, ‘Badequella’ meaning Bath-well. Its possible to walk or cycle to Bakewell (approx 5km / 3miles) along the Monsal Trail, a disused railway line which can be accessed directly from our grounds.
Eyam, 15 minute drive
Famous for the tragic epidemic of Bubonic Plague in the middle of the 17th century.
You can visit the museum and many sites associated with the ‘plague story’ such as the Church and Churchyard, the houses where many victims died, the Cucklet Delf, the scene of the open-air services, Mompesson’s Well, the Boundary Stone, and the Riley Graves.
Address: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QP
Tel: 01433 631371
Address: Church Street, Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 5QH
Tel: 01433 630930
Buxton, 20 minute drive
A spa and market town popular with visitors to the area.
Matlock, 25 minute drive
Peak District Lead Mining Museum
Address: The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock, DE4 3NR
Tel: 01629 583834
Visit a museum where you can experience and wonder at the forgotten world of a Derbyshire lead miner. See the tools they used, clothes they wore, the advances in technology and the importance of this metal in our modern day lives.
Castleton, 30 minute drive
Various caverns, a castle, shops and excellent walking make this a popular tourist destination.