It’s only Mount Fuji that ranks ahead of the Peak District in terms of the most number of visitors every year. However, for most people residing in Derbyshire, the Peak District is second to none. The magnificent dams of Derwent, Ladybower, and Howden to its north or the amazing Lathkill dale Milldale, and Dovedale to the south vary largely in terms of dramatic landscapes. For a visitor, the unique limestone crags, wild moorland, animals, large variety of flora and fauna, or the high hills are a never to forget vision. They can indulge in riding the cycles to explore the entire region or exploring the rich history through their stays at the grand houses. Some popular places to stay includes Chatsworth House, Haddon Halls, or Hardwick.
For the foodies, Derbyshire offers some great pubs, cafes, delis and restaurants with mouth-watering cuisines. There is the Opera House at Buxton that witnesses music, theatre, and comedy along with the cities of Sheffield or Manchester at a short drive from Derbyshire. The Peak District is also popular for the show caves that are situated at Castleton and Buxton, Peak Rail, Cable railway at the Matlcok Bath, the theme park of Alton Towers, etc. For the Brits and several tourists from across the continent, the place is one of the most popular hotspots for a day trip or a short vacation.
Speaking about the history, Peak District has a rich heritage to explore at sites like hill fort at Mam Tor, Norman Castle at Castleton, Arkwright’s cotton mill which is said to be the 1st in the world, etc. Besides the churches that includes Tideswell Church is a popularly known The Cathedral of the Peak witnesses a large number of visitors every year.
The town of Buxton has some beautiful buildings which dates back to the heyday and is known as the spa town. Similarly, the Bakewell that was founded in the Saxon Times is home to the Peak District National Park Authority. It has a pretty busy market area where a lot of livestock gets sold. Ashbourne is yet another nearest town that serves as a southern gateway to the beautiful Peak District.