The Peak District is a gorgeous, high-altitude region right in the middle of northern England. Easily accessible by road, it’s famed for its beauty, attracting millions of visitors every year. The Peak is overflowing with great hospitality, natural beauty and rich history. We’ve put this guide together to help you experience all the best the region has to offer.
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Bakewell is one of the better towns within the boundaries of the Peak District. It also has the bonus of having the famous Chatsworth House, too. This makes the town one of the best places to stay for a Peak District visit. There’s a host of bed and breakfasts, as well as hotels, you can try out. Whether you prefer quaint, quiet hospitality or luxury service, you can find it at Bakewell.
Exploring the District’s history
The Old House Museum is one of the best places in the country for getting a real slice of living history. There are plenty of real historical artefacts such as toys, fireplaces and even a Tudor toilet. If an old toilet isn’t quite your thing, there are also plenty of guided tours you can take. Each gives a taste on a different part on Victorian and Tudor life in the region.
View the District from new heights
The mountains and wilderness of the Peak District can be a fantastic sight to behold. It can be even better still when viewed from a whole new vantage point. Take the skies and rent a helicopter. There are different flights on offer, but to get the full Peak District experience, consider the historic houses tour. See old fashioned opulence in all its majesty and take the views with you for life.
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Chatsworth House is an incredibly famous attraction in the area. See one of the most expansive and interesting art collections in Europe. Travel 105 acres of sculptures, water features and fantastic flowers. If you’re with the family, take the kids to see the farm and pet the animals. There’s lots to do around Chatsworth House, too, so it’s practically a necessity for anyone visiting the District. Shop, eat and explore the park at your leisure.
Take the Black Harry Trail
Another famous tourist activity is the Black Harry Trail. It’s a trail completely free of traffic for anyone who wants to walk, cycle or even ride a horse and see the Peak District’s glory up close and personally. Named after the outlaw Black Harry, the trail takes you over the famous moors and through dense, beautiful wood. It’s one of the most gorgeous routes to take in the country, if you don’t fixate on the fact that it was once used exclusively by criminals. That might even be one of the benefits.
The Peak District remains one of the most beautiful parts of England, ever being campaigned for its preservation. Support this unique location in the world by visiting. Explore the history and nature of the area and take home with you experiences you’re not likely to forget. Also, if you fancy a drive, there’s a Coronation Street tour for any soap fans. Find out more about it here!