Peak District, Natural Beauty

With contrasting natural beauty, moors, dales, rivers, springs and caverns, the Peak District is known and loved by many for its breathtaking views, bustling market towns and pretty villages.

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Best time to visit

There's no right or wrong time to visit the Peak District. In winter you can put your feet up in front of a roaring fire in a cosy cottage. In Spring the gardens begin to bloom with beauty. In the summer festivals and events take place, from music, country pursuits and wonderful food and drink events.

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History

Established in 1951, the Peak District is England's oldest National Park. If you love the outdoors, this protected area of natural beauty, which covers 555 square miles in total, offers over 200 square miles of stunning open access land to explore.

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Experience

Discover some of the Peak District's most unique experiences with awesome activities, spectacular views and thrill-seeking challenges. Whether it’s wild swimming, abseiling, climbing or simply seeking out the most stunning sunsets, the Peak District is bursting with exciting and enriching experiences.

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Hospitals & Health Centres

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, cover the historic Peak District and southern Derbyshire. The Trust has five hospitals across the region, with the largest being the newly built Royal Derby Hospital.

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Ideal for

The stunning Peak District is deal for romantic or family breaks and friends' get togethers. There are caves and caverns to explore and fantastic traffic-free bike rides to admire the beautiful countryside from.

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Nearby

Nearby the Peak District is the picturesque spa town of Buxton with its Opera House and theatre and the popular market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Tissington Hall and Alton Towers are all great days out with the kids and are well worth a visit.

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Sightseeing

The Peak District is bursting with fascinating attractions so there are lots of things to do and places to visit. Some of the area's most unique sites include the fascinating caves found at Castleton, Buxton and the Heights of Abraham, the historic National Trust and English Heritage properties, and world-class industrial heritage sites - such as the Derwent Valley Mills.

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Travel Information

From Manchester Airport a regular rail service runs to Manchester city centre, from where you can connect by rail into the Peak District. The cities neighbouring the Peak District all have regular intercity rail services from destinations across the country. From these cities, it's easy to make onward journeys into the Peak District by train.

A JOURNEY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Discover the Peak District on a photography tour

 
Magical views of the Peak District National Park.
 
The picturesque village of Brassington.
 
Be surrounded by beautiful landscapes!
 
Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, Bakewell is the biggest town in the Peak District's National Park.
 
Chatsworth House is a stately home in the Peak District just 3.5 miles northeast of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, it has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.
 
The Monsal Trail is in the centre of the Peak District National Park. Wheelchair and mobility scooter users can access the trail through accessible ramps at Bakewell Station, Hassop Station, Great Longstone Station and Millers Dale Station.

HIGHLIGHTS ON A MAP

HOTELS IN THE PEAK DISTRICT

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EXPERIENCES IN THE PEAK DISTRICT

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