Bakewell Distance: 8 miles from the Park. This prosperous country town on the River Wye has everything – lovely riverside walks, heritage and history (including the wonderful All Saints’ Church and the fascinating Old House Museum), lots of independent shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafés. It is the only place to sample the town’s eponymous delicacy, [...]


Ashbourne Distance: 9 miles from the Park. The cobbled market place, medieval streets, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. Boasting a wide range of restaurants, cafés, including the famous Ginger Bread shop, as well as family friendly pubs, there is something for every budget and taste.


Matlock & Matlock Bath Distance: 10 miles from the Park. Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, is a former spa town situated at a sharp bend in the River Derwent. Just down river of the main town lies Matlock Bath, which is enclosed by the limestone cliffs of the gorge and contains the main tourist attractions [...]


Buxton Distance: 11 miles from the Park. Tourists have been coming to the Georgian spa town of Buxton since the 14th Century and it remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District. Its famous Georgian and Victorian architecture provides an impressive backdrop to a rich and vibrant range of music, theatre and [...]


Chesterfield Distance: 18 miles from the Park. Climb the Tower of the ‘Crooked Spire’, browse the market, walk alongside the Canal, book an evening at the theatre, or sink a pint of real ale in one of the local pubs. Pick up a Town Trail from the Visitor Information Centre and discover some of the less [...]


Hartington Distance: 3.5 miles from the Park. Set in the central section of the Dove Valley, this picturesque village set around a pretty duck pond is a gem. With farmland to its doorstep, the village is home to the famous The Old Cheese Shop, as well as tea rooms, cafés, pubs and shops and is also [...]


Tissington Distance: 5 miles from the Park. Whichever way you enter the Jacobean village of Tissington, you get a pleasant surprise. 
It’s as near to a rural idyll as you can get. An elegant avenue of lime trees leads to pretty cottages with broad wayside lawns on one side of the village and approaching from the other [...]


Brassington Distance: 7 miles from the Park. An attractive limestone village, set on a hillside with winding little streets, Brassington is in a remote corner of Derbyshire. The rough ground to the east, west and north of the village has the hillocks and hollows of hundreds of abandoned mines. There are many strange rock formations round the [...]


Ilam Distance: 8 miles from the Park. The picturesque English village of Ilam (pronounced eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold among spectacular hills, close to the famous Dovedale Gorge. It has Alpine-style cottages, a mansion and a winding river and is set against the soft green backdrop of Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and tumbling pastures.


Ashford-In-The-Water Distance: 9 miles from the Park. Picturesque Ashford in the Water’s much-photographed medieval Sheepwash Bridge has been named by VisitEngland as the best location in the country to play Poohsticks. With its lovely limestone cottages and beautifully-tended gardens, it’s now hard to imagine that the village was once the centre of production for Ashford Black Marble.

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