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Buxton

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Bakewell

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Derby

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Matlock

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Peak District National Park

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Chesterfield

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Castleton

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Cromford

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Eyam

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New Mills

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Edensor

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Ashbourne

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Youlgreave

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Buxton

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  • The Baths

    Buxton Things to Do

    The natural mineral springs have been known of since the Romans arrived here (on the look out for gold and lead). Medieval pilgrims recognised their healing powers and Mary Queen of Scots was a fan Buxton became well known as a Spa Town, when fashionable Victorians flocked here by train to take the waters. The natural hot spring water (a constant...

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  • Crewe and Harpur Arms

    Buxton Hotels

    Market Square, Longnor, Buxton, SK17 0NS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • St Annes Well - Bring your empty bottles...

    Buxton Things to Do

    Well....... I was hoping to get a closer look (and try some of the Buxton Spa Water), but this woman was 'there for the duration' We waited a while, moved away and looked at the Crescent etc, came back and she was still there. The geothermal spring waters are piped to this well,which has been a shrine to St Anne since medieval times. Pilgrims would...

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Bakewell

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  • PUDDING OR TART?

    Bakewell Restaurants

    Bakewell puddings were originally made by accident. Instead of making a strawberry tart the cook of the White Horse poured the egg mixture onto the pastry instead of mixing it into the pastry. The customer thought it was delicious and the Bakewell pudding was born.This shop dates back to the 17th century. It was originally a candle shop but the...

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  • Hassop Hall Hotel

    Bakewell Hotels

    Hassop, Bakewell, DE45 1NS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • All Saints church

    Bakewell Things to Do

    Many, many English churches are very ancient indeed, and All Saints is no exception.In fact, it is older than many because it dates largely from the 1200s, although there are traces o fits earlier 1000s (Norman) building as well, as well as changes made during the 1300s...including the spire. The original spire had to be replaced in 1840 because it...

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Derby

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  • Derby cathedral

    Derby Things to Do

    It's difficult to talk about a "cathedral" at sight of this nice but small church, looking like a parish church, dominated by its XVIth century tower, but certainly it's a cathedral. In fact, it was originally a parish church which became a cathedral in 1927. But does it deserve so a visit? The answer is YES. The meaning and importance of this...

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  • Jurys Inn Derby

    Derby Hotels

    The Jury's Inn opened in June, 2009. It's bright and clean and the rooms have coffee makers, flat...

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  • Derby Arboretum: First Britain's Public...

    Derby Things to Do

    Quietly resting westwards from Derby Railway Station, in a not very appealing depressed neighbourhood after the enormous and ugly facilities of Derby Hospital you find at last this historically important point of Britain's History: it's first Public Park.Once a private garden owned by former Mayor of Derby Joseph Strutt, it was refurbised and...

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Matlock

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  • Authentic Thai cuisine in the heart of...

    Matlock Restaurants

    Shortly after departing Manchester, we passed a Thai restaurant on the A6 which swiftly prompted thoughts of an Oriental lunch for my friend.When we arrived in Matlock, I used my smartphone to access the Foursquare app and looked to see what restaurants were in our immediate vicinity which might give us an Oriental option. Off we went looking for...

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  • East Lodge Country House Hotel

    Matlock Hotels

    Matlock Rd, Rowsley, Matlock, DE4 2EF, United King

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Cable car to the Heights of Abraham

    Matlock Things to Do

    Walk down the path that follows the train line in Matlock Bath and soon you will come across the entrance to the cable car that will whisk you to the top of the Heights of Abraham. Once you pay at the booth (an extortionate £27 for two adults), you can board the cable car and the ride only takes a few minutes, stopping halfway up so you can take...

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Peak District National Park

  • Chatsworth House

    Peak District National Park Things to Do

    3½ miles northeast of Bakewell you will find this stately mansion, home of the Duke of Devonshire, having been in the family since 1549.Chatsworth House offers plenty of opportunities for the visitor. You will find lots of small car parks in the public accessible parts of the extensive grounds and parklands. There are a variety of access tickets...

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  • English Countryside Boat Trip

    Peak District National Park Things to Do

    I had a lovely weekend drifting through the English countryside on a canal boat, Rakiraki. It was a bit different to the usual weekend out in the Peaks because I saw a side to the coutryside that you don't normally get to see, being on the canals and moving at a slow pace takes you back to a time before we moved everywhere at 100 miles an hour. I...

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  • London to Peak District by Car

    Peak District National Park Transportation

    If you intend to travel around the park, the easiest way to accomplish it is by car, as the public transport network is sketchy, especially on weekends. However, driving to and in the park is easy. We drove from London, following M25 first, then onto M1 and then M6. More generally, coming from either north or the south, you could use either M1 or...

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Chesterfield

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  • Chesterfield Railway Station

    Chesterfield Transportation

    I travelled by train to Chesterfield (where I broke my journey on my way to Leicester). East Midland Trains, Cross Country Trains and Northern Rail operate their trains from this station to and from the North of England, the Midlands, London St Pancras and the South West of England.It was cheaper to get two returns (Leeds to Chesterfield and...

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  • Abbeydale Hotel

    Chesterfield Hotels

    Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4TD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Chesterfield Theatres

    Chesterfield Nightlife

    Both the Pomegranate Theatre & Winding Mill make up Chesterfield Theatres which are owned by Chesterfield Borough Council. The 546 seat proscenium arch theatre is the Pomegranate Theatre which is housed in the Stephenson Memorial Hall. The theatre offers a wide range of theatrical productions ranging from drama to pantomimes. The Winding Wheel was...

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Castleton

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  • English pub - with food and...

    Castleton Restaurants

    One of those all too rare warm sunny evenings, and I'd finished work early- so drove out to Castleton. After a bit of exploring, I ended up at this hostelery.Tempted by outside seating, I ordered a fruit juice and bag of nuts, and settled down at one of the vacant benches.Outside, the hanging basket flower displays was quite impressive.Inside, the...

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  • Duke Of Wellington Inn

    Castleton Hotels

    West Lane, Castleton, YO21 2LY, gb

  • Peveril Castle

    Castleton Things to Do

    Built in 1176, this Norman castle is located on top of what is locally known as the "Devil's Arse". Being a very old castle, only the north wall and the keep have been restored. You need to climb up the hill and you will get excellent views across the valley.William Peverel is recorded as the Kepper of the castle. Sir Walter Scoot wrote the novel...

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Cromford

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  • Scarthin Book Shop

    Cromford Things to Do

    Well, I chewed over whether I should have put this in the shopping section or not, but as we didn't cross the threshold to browse or buy, and as this shop has been recognised as one of Cromfords attractions since the mid 1970's, it will be one of my 'Things to Do' until the next time I'm in Cromford, when I will make plenty of time to peruse the...

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  • The Mill Pond

    Cromford Things to Do

    Driving into Cromford from Bakewell, the first thing that caught my eye was this large pond, which was an attraction of this village. After visiting nearby Matlock Bath, we returned to Cromford, and once the rain had stopped, and we'd eaten at The Boat Inn, we were ready to explore Cromford and to take a look at this pond. Early evening in early...

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  • Cromfords 'Best Kept Secret'

    Cromford Restaurants

    "Cromfords Best Kept Secret" turned out to be a Hidden Gem!This inn is one of three pubs established by Richard Arkwright in the village that was developed for the workers of his mills - this inn is in the hamlet of Scarthin Nick, which surprisingly, .was once part of Matlock Bath. The date 1772 is inscribed into the stone lintel above one of the...

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Eyam

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  • DELICIOUS

    Eyam Restaurants

    The Miners Arms is the only pub in the village of Eyam. This Inn was built in 1630, before the plague that made the village infamous, and was originally called the Kings Head. It changed its name to the Miners Arms after local Mine owners started to hold their meetings here.It is not a very big pub but whilst I was there it was quite busy with...

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  • Eyam Hall

    Eyam Things to Do

    Eyam Hall was lived in by the Wright family for over 300 years. In 1992 this beautiful home was opened to the public.You have to purchase a ticket to gain entrance to the house and gardens. The prices as of writing this (April 2013) are:£7.50 Adults£6.50 Concessions£4 Children£20 Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children)Eyam Hall is not open...

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  • Eyam Museum

    Eyam Things to Do

    Eyam museum costs £2.50 for adults and £2 for children and OAP's to gain entrance. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is also available for £7.50.This museum is very interesting and I learnt so much about the plague that devistated Eyam in 1665/6.The museum starts explaining how the plague came to England (London) via the fleas that lived...

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New Mills

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  • The Fire Festival

    New Mills Local Customs

    In late September, New Mills has a fortnight long festival, the imaginitively titled "New Mills Festival". The main aim of this is to involve schoolkids in craft activities and make them aware of their locality, however it culminates in the Fire Festival and Lantern Parade, which anyone can attend.The Lantern Parade consists of several hundred...

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  • Bus Station

    New Mills Transportation

    The main bus station is in the centre of New Mills (although many buses also call at New Mills Newtown train station) and is served by a range of services, providing at least hourly travel to local destinations such as Chapel, Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale, Disley, Marple and Hayfield, as well as more distant locations such as Buxton, Glossop,...

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  • New Mills Newtown

    New Mills Transportation

    New Mills Newtown is the towns second railway station and is served at least hourly by the Buxton - Blackpool North trainline. As the line passes through both Stockport and Manchester, it is slightly more popular with commuters, although further out of town so slightly less accessible. It has a small car park which is usually full before 8am.Trains...

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Edensor

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  • What about a cuppa!

    Edensor Restaurants

    Well its not a restaurant exactly, but the Post office, so besides buying stamps, or even groceries as it is a grocers as well, this little shop is also a cafe. There is also a little seating area outside.

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  • Filming

    Edensor Things to Do

    Chatsworth has recently appeared as Pemberley (which is the name of the house)in the new film of Pride and Prejudice from the novel by Jane Austen. In the film are Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Judi Dench and and Donald Sutherland.For fans of Pride and Prejudice you may like to know that the BBC filmed their version of it not very far from...

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  • A Stately Home

    Edensor Things to Do

    Chatsworth is the family home of the Dukes of Devonshire, their family name being Cavendish. The Cavendish family have lived at Chatsworth since the middle of the 16th century.

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Ashbourne

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  • Visit Arbor Low

    Ashbourne Things to Do

    The Peak District is stuffed with prehistoric monuments, and the best henge monument in northern England is only a few miles from Ashbourne, just off the Buxton road (A515).Arbor Low dates from around 2500BC and is 67m in diameter. Its 46 large stones and 13 smaller ones are surrounded by a 2m high bank and ditch. It's not known whether the stones...

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  • Callow Hall Hotel

    Ashbourne Hotels

    Mappleton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 2AA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Georgian architecture

    Ashbourne Things to Do

    Most of Ashbourne is Georgian (1750 - 1811) or Victorian (1837 - 1920). I'm not much into those particular eras, but many people appreciate their architectural styles.Ashbourne is said to have the 'finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire': Church Street (a 1 in 7 hill as it winds out of the town).So if you like this type of architecture...

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Youlgreave

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  • Traditional English village pub

    Youlgreave Restaurants

    Well it must be at least 5 years since I visited Youlgreave and this 17th Century pub, and I'm afraid that at our recent visit we didn't venture into this watering hole, or the nearby Farmyard Inn, or the Bulls Head (Which has closed down) BUT....... reading the reviews of food - locally sourced meat, game, fish etc served in a variety of pies and...

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  • Jacobean wall Memorial

    Youlgreave Things to Do

    In the North Aisle is this Jacobean Wall Memorial, dedicated to a knight - Roger Rooe of Alport. He died on 30th April 1613. His family lived at Monks Hall, Alport at the beginning of the 17th Century. The alabaster plaque shows Rooe and his wife kneeling in profile, separated by a prayer desk. Below is a line of eight figures - their children!....

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  • All Saints Parish Church - Tomb with...

    Youlgreave Things to Do

    In the centre of the chancel is the alabaster tomb of Thomas Cockayne, a member of a local influential family whose father John Cockayne was a Yorkist supporter during the 'War of the Roses' between Yorkists and Lancastrians.Cockayne junior met his death in 1488 following a fight over a marriage settlement, with Thomas Burdett. Cockayne was married...

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