Bakewell village, famed for it's Bakewell Pudding
, is a great place to visit on a trip to the Peak District. The picturesque village has lots of shops, places to eat, a large park (with paddling pool for the kids), and the market is worth a look when the local farmers barter for a good price for their livestock!
Seasonally, there is the Bakewell Arts Festival, held between 8-17 August. Also in August, is the Bakewell Show
- 6-7th August, where, amongst other things, you can shop, buy local food produce, drink homebrewed cider and watch exciting air shows - highly recommended! CHATSWORTH
The estate of Chatsworth
is well known, and for good reason. There is a huge amount to do and see here - from the amazing children's playground and farmyard, to the tours around the grand house and vast gardens themselves, a visit to Chatsworth is a must! BUXTON
The spa town of Buxton has much to offer the visitor - especially if you are into the Arts. Famous Buxton Opera House
always has a great line up of events which will keep you entertained; and if it is Arts you're into, then the Buxton Arts Festival
(June 5-20th) should be right up your street.
Arts aside, there are lots of shops, restaurants and a market. The architechture in Buxton is also quite something, with several buildings displaying Georgian traits, notably, the Pavilion. MATLOCK AND MATLOCK BATH
Matlock Bath is a pretty spa town, described as 'the Switzerland of England'. Lying in a steep sided valley, it is bounded by the River Derwent to the east, with the limestone crags of High Tor and Wild Cat Tor rising almost vertically from the river's edge in places. There is much to see here also, with Matlock Bath being reminiscent of a seaside town - except there is no coast - sounds strange - but you will see! There are plenty of Fish and Chip shops and Tearooms, and the steep incline of the roads, with pretty, crooked houses lining the gradient makes the place full of character. Gulliver's Kingdom
is also here - a wonderfull little theme park, hidden away in the high trees. Also worth doing is taking a trip on the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars
- beware vertigo sufferers!
There are countless things to see and do in the Peak District, above is just a small selection. The area is famous for it's ruggedly beautiful and diverse countryside, which makes for perfect walking terrain
. Lathkill Dale is just over 10 minutes walk away from Sheldon Cottages and the staggeringly beautiful area of Monsal Head and the ever popular Dovedale are both within easy reach. Cycling
is also a recommended pastime in the Peak District, with several cycling trails close by, the Tissington Trail being just one of them.
Whatever you decide to do when visiting the Peak District, we hope you enjoy yourselves! Cottages in the Peak District To book the best accommodation in the Peak District, or to make a further enquiry, email us or call on 01629 813067 / 815358!!