This glorious region located within central England was the first to be designated an official National Park in 1951.
Home to spectacular scenery and wildlife, it is also a haven for ramblers, cyclists and the more adventurous sports enthusiasts alike. The heart of the Peak District offers the visitor a fascinating insight into the region’s history with a unique canal cruise through the Derwent Valley, Crich Tramway Village, the traditional market town of Bakewell and to the jewel of the Peak District, the magnificent Chatsworth House. Chatsworth House is at the beating heart of the Peak District and epitome of living history.
Not only a beautiful stately home with its magnificent Painted Hall, State Rooms, Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery, it also has expansive gardens to enjoy, a working farm and adventure park and boasts one of the best afternoon teas in the Midlands. In the mid-20th Century it was transformed under the leadership of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire into a place for all to come and enjoy with the opening to the general public. Today with the addition of the award-winning Chatsworth Farm Shop, which offers an excellent selection of produce from the estate and even sells Chatsworth’s own ale, the spa, gym and hotels, and annual special events, Chatsworth plays an essential part in Derbyshire community life.
With the cities of Derby and Nottingham just on the doorstep of such beauty, the Midlands offers the best of both worlds!