INSPIRATION FOR PLACES TO VISIT
Great Longstone is located close to the Monsal Trail, a traffic-free path running for 8.5 miles between Combs Road in Bakewell and Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. This makes for lovely flat walking with scenic views throughout, or you can hire a bike to cover the whole length of the trail. Aside from the Monsal Trail, there are the High Peak and Tissington Trails which are a short drive away.
Great Longstone has wonderful pubs in walking distance of Thistledown Cottage, there is everything you need here for a great holiday!
Chatsworth House is indisputably the jewel in the crown of the Peak District. Home to the Cavendish family since the 16th Century, Chatsworth House is a magnificent English country house set in over 1,000 acres of parkland, with over 100 acres of stunning formal gardens, a Farmyard and children’s Adventure Playground, as well as cafés and gift shops.
Chatsworth is deservedly top of the list of attractions for visitors to the Peak District National Park, and there is more than enough to keep the whole family occupied for a full day here.
Haddon Hall is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful medieval manor houses in the whole of England, and rightly so. It’s an absolute must-see for any visitor to the Peak District.
Haddon’s castellated stone walls are covered with ivy and climbing roses, and its perfect setting on a hillside overlooking the River Wye is straight out of a romantic fairytale.
It’s no small wonder, then, that Haddon Hall has featured in the works of countless artists and writers through the centuries. More recently it has also been a favourite location for film-makers, featuring in Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth, The Princess Bride and The Other Boleyn Girl.
Eyam Hall, the historic Derbyshire home of the Wright family. The current family is the latest in a long line of Wrights who have been fortunate enough to live in this beautiful house for over 300 years.
Also, Eyam Courtyard is made up of the old farm buildings that is adjacent to Eyam Hall in the centre of Eyam. Whilst staying with us, visit the historically significant village, hall and then browse the fascinating shops and eat at the beautiful Coolstone, built in the old stables of Eyam Hall.
Tissington Hall. At the heart of Tissington village stands the magnificent Tissington Hall, a Jacobean house dating from 1609. It has remained in the hands of the same family, the Fitzherberts, since it was first built and is still a family home today.
The idyllic village itself is managed by the Tissington Hall estate, and it is a wonderful place to while away a few hours on a sunny day. Most of the picturesque stone houses were built in the mid 19th Century, and include some beautiful examples of traditional local architecture.
Look out for the old school house, now a kindergarten, and the blacksmiths, now operating as a candle shop, as well as the ancient stone wells scattered throughout. The village even boasts its own old sweet shop. Very close to Tissington Hall is a lovely tea shop, Herbert’s, which is perfect for refreshments after a day out in the village.
National Trust places to visit in the Peak District
Grand houses, unspoiled moorland, rugged hillsides or dense woods, where will you explore in the Peak District?
Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak – White Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold Valleys
Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak – Heather-clad moors of Kinder to the gritstone tors of Derwent Edge
Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors – Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams
Winster Market House – The first property to be acquired by the National Trust in the Peak District
Lyme Park – Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park
Marsden Moor – Talk a walk on the wild side and enjoy the rugged moorland landscape
Ladybower, Howden and Derwent dams & Visitor Centre: [visit website]
Castleton incl. Speedwell Cavern, Peak Cavern, Cave Dale, Peveril Castle: [visit website]
Poole’s Cavern is a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave situated in the beautiful woodland of Buxton Country Park. One of the great caves of the Peak District.
Crich Tramway Museum is a major tourist attraction of the area, near Matlock
Located just a short drive outside the lovely town of Matlock, Crich Tramway Village is a fabulous place to spend a day, with plenty to keep the whole family happy. It’s home to the National Tramway Museum, with more than 60 vintage trams for visitors to admire in airy exhibition halls.
You can explore the beautifully-recreated period village, complete with a vintage pub, café and olde-worlde shops. A number of the trams run through the village and can be hailed at historic tram stops, allowing visitors to take unlimited rides for more than a mile into the surrounding countryside, with stunning views of the surrounding Derwent Valley. There’s also a wonderful Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail to explore, and play areas for children of all ages.
The journey up to the Heights of Abraham is one of the highlights of any visit. Stretching across the steep limestone gorge between Matlock and Matlock Bath runs a cable car service that rises 339 metres to the top of Masson Hill and takes visitors up to the complex. The spectacular trip offers fabulous views of the Derwent Valley during the 2/3 of a mile journey.
Your visit to the Heights of Abraham starts with a spectacular cable car ride but there is much more to see and do once you are at the summit.By exploring our web site you will soon come to realise that it is just part of a unique place to visit.
Gulliver’s Theme Park is a family park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. Gulliver’s Kingdom is a large, family-friendly theme park within walking distance of Matlock Bath town centre.
It is specially designed for families with children aged between the years of 2 and 13. There is a wide range of rides and attractions – from the Western World and pirates play area, to the log flume and Drop Tower.