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"New" Peak Pilgrimage ,The Peak Pilgrimage is a long distance footpath walk designed to be enjoyed by all.

There are higher mountains, steeper tracks and greater walking challenges in other parts of Britain, but nowhere is the walking more lovely, relaxing, accessible and soul-restorative than in the Peak District National Park.


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The land to forget time,A world away, that's not far away. A place to leave behind the daily grind; the nine to five; the hustle and bustle. A land to forget that you'll always remember. Explore our experiences and start your Peak adventure.


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Crich Tramway Village ,Highly recommended and great value. The National Tramway Museum is located at Crich, Derbyshire, England. The museum contains over 60 (mainly British) trams built between 1900 and 1930 and is set within Crich Tramway Village, a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram depots. The museum's collection of trams runs through the village setting with visitors transported one mile out into the local countryside and back.

The trams at Crich mostly ran along the streets of cities in United Kingdom before the 1960s, with trams rescued and restored (even from other countries) as the systems closed. The village is also home to the Eagle Press, a small museum dedicated to letterpress printing including an 1859 Columbian printing press.


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Buxton Opera House , Buxton Opera House is in The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. It is a 902-seat opera house that hosts the annual Buxton Festival and, from 1994 to 2013, the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, among others, as well as pantomime at Christmas, musicals and other entertainments year-round. Hosting live performances until 1927, the theatre then was used mostly as a cinema until 1976. In 1979, it was refurbished and reopened as a venue for live performance.


Buxton Opera House


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Peak and Speedwell Caverns, Nestled in the hills of Castleton, Derbyshire, we offer two unique underground experiences not to be forgotten.

Visit both attractions and save money with our Family & Combined Tickets.


Castleton caverns


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John Smedley Mills and Factory Shop, The Lea arm of the Cromford Canal is a pleasant walk which will bring you to the John Smedley Mills, which are still in textile production today. The cotton mill of 1783 is concealed by later buildings, yet it has survived surprisingly intact. It was planned and built by Peter Nightingale, who had financed Richard Arkwright at Cromford. Peter was the great-great uncle of Florence Nightingale. The mill was later taken over by the Smedley family, who adapted it for the production of cotton and wool yards, from which the Company's knitters made high quality knitwear. Part of the John Smedley mill complex has been converted into a factory shop.


John Smedley


Lea Mills, Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AG
Tel: 01629 530426
Factory Shop Opening times;
Mon - Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closes at 1.30pm on 24th December
Closed 25th, 26th & 31st December and 1st January


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The Limestone Way, Discover the best of the beautiful 'White Peak' on a superb 46-mile walk across the heart of the Peak District National Park. 'The Limestone Way', named after the rock which was formed 300 million years ago, is a waymarked long distance route with spectacular scenery and views from it's start at Castleton in the Hope Valley to it's end at Rocester in Staffordshire.




It passes through dramatic dales, a green rolling landscape and several picturesque villages - offering a choice of places to stop for refreshments and stay overnight along the way.


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Chatsworth house, exhibition, garden, farmyard & adventure playground, gift shops and restaurants are open every day until 23 December 2010. Fabulous new displays, restored rooms and our 'Celebrating Deborah Devonshire' exhibition mean more to see than ever before. The 1000 acre park, the farm shop and its restaurant are open all year round.




Chatsworth's tradition of welcoming every visitor warmly continues in 2010, and we have an exciting range of events and entertainment for visitors to enjoy, from firm favourites like the International Horse Trials and the Country Fair, to our expanded Florabundance spring flower festival and our new Textile workshops and outdoor Discovery days.

Sudbury Hall, Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors and the Museum of Childhood Come and discover two contrasting experiences sitting side by side. Sudbury Hall, the country home of the Lords Vernon, offers a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase, Long Gallery and the captivating story which the house tells, brought to life by our knowledgeable volunteers and guides.



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Wirksworth, Wirksworth is a market town in Derbyshire, England, with a population of over 5,000. Wirksworth is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Within it is the source of the River Ecclesbourne. The town was granted its market charter by Edward I in 1306.



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Kedleston Hall, Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland.


Hall Garden

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Ashbourne, One of Derbyshire's finest old market towns, combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire.



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Bakewell Market at Bakewell, The largest market in the Derbyshire Dales, Bakewell stall market occupies two sites and has 162 regular stalls. The stall market dates from the 1920's although markets and fairs have been held in Bakewell since the 1300's when Henry III granted William Gernon, Lord of Bakewell the right to hold a fifteen day fair in May.



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Carsington Water, is a reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water in Derbyshire, England. The reservoir takes water from the River Derwent at Ambergate during winter months, pumping up to the reservoir by 10.5-kilometre long tunnels and aqueduct.



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Hardwick Hall was built for 'Bess of Hardwick' between 1591 and 1597. Bess, born Elizabeth Hardwick, had been married four times and had outlived all her husbands.



Eyam Hall is a remarkably unspoilt example of a Jacobean manor house.


The delightful garden, adjacent to the house, still retains its 17th century layout, with a knot garden, bowling green, potager and rose walk


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Bakewell Food Festival - Saturday 30th April to Sunday 1st May 2016 , The Bakewell Food Festival returns for its fifth year, once more celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that the Peak District and this beautiful market town have to offer. As well as the multi-award winning farmers market at the Agricultural Business Centre, the town's historic streets will host more than their usual splendid offerings of food fayre to tempt your palate!



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The Heights of Abraham , Hilltop park reached by cable car, with cavern tours, walking trails, fossil exhibitions and cafe.



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Carsington Sports and Leisure , Carsington Water for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cycling in the Peak District Derbyshire



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Brackendale Day Spa , A small boutique Spa situated in Carsington Derbyshire. Offering relaxing treatments tailored to your requirements delivered by highly trained friendly therapists. They have a small pool and sauna available to use as well as relaxation areas.



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Thorpe, The pretty village of Thorpe is little noticed by many of the thousands of visitors who pass through on their way to explore the beautiful valleys of the Dove and Manifold, which lie just beyond.



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Chatsworth International Horse TrialsThe Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth, it usually takes place the 2nd or third week in May.



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Eroica Britannia at Bakewell Showground, Cycle Event, Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jun 2015As named as 'One of the Best Value Family Festivals in the UK' by Visit England. The iconic 3 day Summertime life, style and cycling festival Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell for a second year. Known as 'The Most Handsome Festival in the World' and celebrating the very best of Great British.



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The Tissington Trail, is a bridleway and walk/cycle path in Derbyshire, England. Opened in 1971, and now a part of the National Cycle Network, it runs for 13 miles (21 km) from Parsley Hay (53.1706N 1.7828W) in the north to Ashbourne (53.0196N 1.7397W) in the south, along part of the trackbed of the former railway line connecting Ashbourne to Buxton. It takes its name from the village of Tissington, which it skirts.




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Dovedale, is a renowned beauty spot, around 2-3 miles along the river Dove, with stunning scenery and many walks. A dramatic limestone ravine, busy with wildlife and rare wild flowers Impressive rock outcrops, tranquil woodlands and of course the much-loved stepping stones which cross the River Dove.



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Calke Abbey, is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, England, in the care of the charitable National Trust. The site was an Augustinian priory from the 12th century until its dissolution by Henry VIII.



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Caudwell's Mill at Rowsley is an unique, grade II* listed historic roller flour mill. Powered by water from the river Wye, one or more mills have stood on this site for at least 400 years.




The present mill was built in 1874 by John Caudwell and run as a family business for over a century. The mill is now operated by a charitable trust.


TISSINGTON HALL was built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert to replace the moated fortification that guarded the Norman Church that straddles the hill in the centre of the village.




HADDON HALL Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12 th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567.