Nearby Attractions

Local Towns

The market town of Ashbourne (www.visitoruk.com/Ashbourne) is a great place to browse the antique shops and take coffee from one of the 9 cafes in the town. It is also home to the annual Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football match (www.shrovetide.net) and the Ashbourne Festival at the end of June/beginning of July www.ashbournefestival.org

There are some fabulous walks around the area ranging from the most treaded-path in England namely Dovedale (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dovedale) and the circular path around the reservoir at Carsington (www.carsingtonwater.com) which also hosts a variety of water sports.

Historic Houses

For Historic House visitors there are a plethora of homes to visit:

Chatsworth House www.chatsworth.org

Haddon Hall www.haddonhall.co.uk

Eyam Hall www.eyamhall.co.uk

Casterne Hall www.casterne.co.uk

And the National Trust properties:

Sudbury HallKedleston HallHardwick Hall and Calke Abbey www.nationaltrust.org.uk

As well as the English Heritage managed Bolsover Castle www.english-heritage.org.uk

Other Attractions

The Heights of Abraham, the only cable car attraction in England is situated in nearby Matlock www.heightsofabraham.com

And there are several fascinating caverns to explore near Buxton such as, Poole’s Cavern www.poolescavern.co.uk and Treakcliff Cavern www.bluejohnstone.com