Something for everyone

There is so much to see and do in the Heart of England ...

Please find descriptions of some of the popular attractions in the area.

*Some attractions are not open daily; some are subject to admission charges & parking fees may apply.

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Alton Towers

Alton Towers Resort is one of the UK’s biggest theme parks, with more than 40 rides and attractions. Their 10 main rollercoasters are the stars of the show, each with record-breaking elements designed to thrill and delight anyone brave enough to ride. For families, Alton Towers is the only place in the UK where you can meet some of CBeebies best loved characters.

Approximately a 15 minute drive from us.

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Dovedale

Protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Peak District. The fabulous riverside walk meanders tantalisingly between unfolding steeply wooded ravines and hillsides to reveal white limestone rock formations carved into fantastic towers, caves and spires. Dovedale's famous stepping stones appear on thousands of post cards and the area attracts a million visitors a year.

Approximately a 20 minute drive from us.

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Chatsworth House

Set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. There are over 30 rooms in this stunning house to explore. In the gardens you can explore 5 miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, the kitchen, cottage and rose gardens, temples, sculptures, fountains, streams and ponds. There is a Farmyard, opened to give visitors an insight into how the farms and woodlands on the estate are run. There are picnic areas as well as a children’s adventure playground, gift shop, refreshments and a restaurant.

Approximately a 45 minute drive from us.

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Carsington Water

Carsington Water is the ninth largest reservoir in England. It is a lovely place for a walk with beautiful scenery and a few stop off points to relax. If activity is the order of the day then the water-sports centre, cycle hire, bird hides, playground, sailing club and signposted walks (short 1 mile, moderate 3 mile and long circular 8mile) provide something for everyone.

Approximately a 20 minute drive from us.

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Heights of Abraham

Since first opening to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District’s most appealing destinations where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement. Today the Heights is rightly famous for its landmark cable car which provides a spectacular journey across the Derwent Valley. At the summit people can experience a unique blend of attractions including guiding tours of the underground caverns, exhibition and films. There are also shops, play areas, picnic spots and a bar/restaurant.

Approximately a 35 minute drive from us.

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The Tissington Trail

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this traffic free trail is ideal for horse riders, cyclists and walkers. The trail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay. At Parsley Hay you can join the High Peak Trail which runs to Dowlow near Buxton. The Tissington Trail was originally the trackbed of the Buxton to Ashbourne railway line which ran from 1899 to the 1960's.

Approximately a 10 minute drive from us.

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Poole's Cavern

Take a journey beneath the earth with expert guides. Explore the vast limestone caverns to see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years.

The cave maintains a constant temperature of 7 degrees, so warm clothing is needed for this visit.

There is a park and picnic area.

Complete your visit by taking a stroll through beautiful woodland trails to the hilltops where the vantage point known locally as Solomon's Temple stands.

Approximately a 40 minute drive from us.

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Peak Wildlife Park

Get up close to the animals in large walkthroughs where you can literally follow in a penguins footsteps, sit next to a lemur and pet, feed and wander amongst the wallabies! There are keepers on hand giving regular talks about all the animals so you can get to know them all a little better, as well as understand all about how they are looked after.

Approximately a 20 minute drive from us.

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Dimmingsdale

One of Staffordshire’s hidden gems. This beautiful enchanting valley is a haven for walkers, nature lovers and those seeking tranquillity and spectacular scenery.

Lakes, streams and rivers combine with a mixture of broadleaf trees, spectacular Scots Pines and huge sandstone rocky outcrops to create spectacular scenery and an amazing oasis for wildlife. Beautiful any time of the year. A myriad of walks from short easy strolls to challenging all day walks. Whilst there why not visit Ramblers Retreat- a fantastic tea room.

Approximately a 20 minute drive from us.

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Crich Tramway

Situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. Vintage trams transport you along the traditional village street into open countryside with breath-taking views of the Derwent Valley.

Admission includes unlimited electric tram rides, exhibition entry, 3 acres of woodland park with picnic areas and the enchanting woodland walk and sculpture trail.

Approximately a 40 minute drive from us.

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Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood. Revisit your youth and take a look at toys through the ages. Go back in time in the Victorian school room or be a chimney sweep and climb up the chimney! You can also take a tour of the 17th century hall and enjoy some food at the Coach House Restaurant.

Approximately a 20 minute drive from us.

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Hoar Cross Hall Spa

The award-winning spa facilities provide head-to-toe relaxation for both body and mind. From saltwater vitality pools to healing water therapies combined with exceptional treatments and fabulous food means you will leave feeling rested and recharged.

Approximately a 35 minute drive from us.