Places to Visit

For a comprehensive list of places to visit in the surrounding area, visit Peak District Online. In the meantime, we’ve listed a few of the most popular local tourist attractions below.

Chatsworth House & Gardens

One of the most prestigious and famous estates in the country. The Chatsworth Estate offers tours of the stunning house & gardens, a children’s playground and farmyard within the grounds. Also within close proximity their garden centre, cafe and farm shop.

Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

Photo credit: www.chatsworth.org
Hardwick Hall

The beautiful Elizabethan manor boasts “more glass than wall”, stunning views and carefully tended gardens. A complete day out for the whole family, Hardwick Hall is most definitely worth a visit.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, S44 5QJ

Photo credit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Bolsover Castle

Walk the castle walls and discover the Little Castle preserved & restored to it’s former glory.

Bolsover, S44 6PR

Photo credit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/
Castleton & Peveril Castle

High above the picturesque town of Castleton, Peveril Castle was built by one of William The Conquerer’s most trusted knights, WIlliam Peveril. Castleton boasts many local pubs and outdoor specialist shops. If walking is your thing, take a hike up Mam Tor for some of the most breathtaking views in the Peak District.

Photo credit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

While you’re in Castleton, be sure to explore the county’s mining history by visiting the Peak & Speedwell Caverns and the Blue John Cavern.

Photo credit: http://peakcavern.co.uk
Haddon Hall

The most perfect house to survive the Middle Ages“, visit the house & gardens regularly used for period films & television series from April onwards.

Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA

Photo credit: http://www.haddonhall.co.uk/
GULLIVER’S KINGDOM, HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM & MATLOCK BATH

Gulliver’s Kingdom is simply a must-visit theme park for families with children aged between 2 and 13. Rides, attractions & a host of play experiences will keep the kids entertained for a full day. Be sure to book your tickets online for a discount!

Photo credit: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

If that isn’t quite enough adventure for you, the cable cars at the Heights of Abraham will transport you to underground caverns and then up one of the very finest and most awe-inspiring views in the country.

Photo credit: http://www.heightsofabraham.com

Stop off in Matlock Bath on the way home for some of the best Fish&Chips in the county whilst overlooking the Derwent river.

Carsington Water

Fishing, watersports, cycling, walking, bird-watching and a children’s playground are available every day of the week at Carsington.

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST

Photo credit: http://www.carsingtonwater.com
LINACRE reservoirs

Three beautiful, tranquil reservoirs surrounded by woodland walks, a truly beautiful spot just outside Chesterfield.

Photo credit: www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk
MEadowhall shopping centre

A shoppers paradise. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Chesterfield’s town centre, or need some more retail therapy, Meadowhall shopping centre is just 30 minutes away.

Photo credit: www.meadowhall.co.uk