A world of well dressings and carnivals

Walk, cycle or ride the Severn Trail. Catch a country show or sheepdog trial. Imagine yourself as Mr Darcy at charming Chatsworth House. Revel in a bucolic world of well dressings and carnivals and village shows. At day’s end, a pint and a packet of crisps await in the Jug and Glass.

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Discover the Peak District

There is so much to see and do in Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. From the high hills, craggy rock-faces and wild moorlands of England’s National Park, to the tranquil, tree-shaded dales and valleys, from the woodlands and hilly pastures of the north east to the gently meandering rivers and canals of the south.

The market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire is less than two miles away. The cobbled market-place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. And just a short drive away are the Heights of Abraham. A cable car journey is just the start at this popular family Peak District attraction in Matlock Bath.

Close by, the Sett Valley Trail is a 2.5 mile recreational trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking New Mills and Hayfield. Hayfield is renowned for its annual Country Show and Sheepdog trials held each September and also has a popular well dressing and annual carnival.

Just a short drive away are the caverns around Castleton, the plague village of Eyam, the popular walking village of Edale and the attractive village of Hope.

Pay a visit to the spectacular Chatsworth House. Set in extensive parkland with a backdrop of wooded, rocky hills leading to heather moorland, Chatsworth House was used as Pemberley, the residence of Mr Darcy in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

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Venture deep underground at Poole’s Cavern and discover some of Buxton’s darker secrets. This great carboniferous limestone cavern is one of the finest show caves in England and boasts many strange and wondrous formations, sculpted over millions of years.

Fancy yourself as Tarzan, swinging through the trees in Buxton Country Park on the Go Ape extravaganza high above the forest floor? Go on! Get an adrenalin buzz!

Surrounded by the Peak District National Park, we’ve got some of the best rock climbing, cycling, mountain biking, sailing, caving, walking and horse riding anywhere in Britain.

Explore a unique Hilltop Park via a thrilling Cable Car ride. Once at the Summit enjoy going underground on tours of two Show Caverns at The Heights of Abraham.

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Each year Buxton Opera House plays host to a series of festivals including the internationally acclaimed Buxton Festival and the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

Sail, powerboat, windsurf, kayak and much more at Carsington Water.

Go wild in the country on a quad bike, on a mountain bike or in a paintball battle. Or be more genteel and take a tour around picturesque country parks and beautiful stately homes like Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own country hideaway.

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